| Jul 9, 2011
There are more than 175 movies-under-the-stars screenings scheduled for Chicago's parks this summer. Most will feature standard Hollywood fare, from "Meet the Parents" at Fulton River Park July 26 to "Shrek Forever After" at Smith Park Aug. 11.
| Jul 26, 2011
| 8:39 PM
Author Rebecca Skloot and film critic Roger Ebert will be honored at the Oct. 20 Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner, the Chicago Public Library and Chicago Public Library Foundation announced Tuesday.
The Chicago Sun-Times' Ebert will be given the Carl...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije to the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors, part of the latest round of appointments as he works to fill out membership on various public bodies.
In a news release, Emanuel...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Forget that Packers-Bears rivalry. The greatest grudge match in history was waged by Thomas Wolfe and F. Scott Fitzgerald over the proper way to write fiction.
In a letter to Fitzgerald, Wolfe called himself a “putter-inner.” He tried to cram...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 8:40 AM
Book artist Narae Kim will give instructions to all ages on Japanese-style book binding at 2 p.m. in the Albany Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 5150 N. Kimball Ave.; free but registration required. 312-744-1933, chipublib.org
| Sep 1, 2011
| 12:49 PM
Chris "Elio" Eliopoulos will sign his graphic novel "Okie Dokie Donuts: Open for Business!" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Challengers Comics + Conversation, 1845 N. Western Ave.; free.
All branches of the Chicago Public Library will be...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 1:16 PM
As you read Tuesday’s Tribune, imagine what you would talk about if you could meet the people in the stories you find most fascinating – the political leaders, the sports stars, the artists. Imagine the Tribune “coming to life,”...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 11:34 AM
Join us on a journey studying the major cultures and philosophies of East and West emphasizing their rich and useful modern day applications. Highlights include the philosophies of India, Tibet, China, Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome, and Native America....
| Oct 24, 2011
| 4:30 PM
"Saturday Night Live" star and Northwestern alum Seth Meyers watched Sunday's Bears-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game at The Boundary in Ukrainian Village. Meyers was in town for Northwestern's homecoming.
Elsewhere around Ukrainian Village, punk band Social...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 2:52 PM
A young, curly Gary Sinise in a Steppenwolf production. A black-and-white shot of "City on the Make," a play based on the writings of Nelson Algren, by Northlight Theatre in 1984.
Through this weekend, an exhibition of photographs from the formative...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he’s willing to discuss alternatives to his proposed budget after a majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter expressing concerns about social service and public safety cuts in his spending plan.