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  • Literary honors for Skloot, Ebert

    Literary honors for Skloot, Ebert
    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...
  • Death-defying magic of stories

    Death-defying magic of stories
    It can't have been easy. Art supplies were not exactly thick on the ground in those days — we're talking 32,000 years ago, give or take — and there were lots of other things to worry about, such as finding food, water and shelter. Not...
  • Photos from Chicago theater scene, circa 1980s

    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...
  • Steppenwolf for Young Adults season announced

    The Steppenwolf Theatre has announced its 2012-13 season for young adults. The two-show slate, aimed primarily at teen audiences, begins in the fall with Heidi Stillman's adaptation of "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak, the story of a young, book-loving...
  • Illinois Republicans lay budget cards on the table

     
    Last week, the Illinois Senate Republican caucus released "Facing Fiscal Reality --A plan for reality-based budgeting," a 21-page document that dealt in some detail with the cuts and other changes GOP lawmakers feel are necessary to get the state's...
  • Beat the heat

     
    Summer weather has officially hit Chicago. These are the days where I wish for the days of Snowpocalypse. I’m what some call a “penguin,” in that I’m not a big fan of heat—well, more like I hate humidity (but who doesn’...
  • My summer field trip to the Chicago History Museum

     
      After living in Chicago for almost 2 years now, I decided I really learn about the city & its history. My friends and I have been taking little “field trips” all over the city and exploring places we've never gone. Last week I was able t...
  • Frosh 101: The grocery store

     
    Oh, fall is in the air! The mild temps just bring us closer to college football, changing colors and, of course, beautiful women sporting sexy sweaters. Sorry. It's just my Kryptonite. Had to get that out of the way. But of course, fall (Not autumn....
  • NaNoWriMo awaaaaay!

     
    You'll have to excuse me. For the next month, my posts may be peppered with the following words and phrases: Starbucks, sleep-deprived, character development, third-act problems, rough draft, Starbucks, up until 2 a.m. (again), Starbucks, did I have a...
  • A closer look at rapid transit buses

    A closer look at rapid transit buses
    The CTA has faced a long, slow road in introducing bus rapid transit—express bus service that would get riders to their destination faster because of bus-only lanes and traffic signals that give buses priority over other traffic. In 2008, the CTA...
  • Let us be your guide to Chicago tour trivia

    Let us be your guide to Chicago tour trivia
    On one of my days off, I decided to take my "resident" cap off and do Chicago's most touristy things possible. I hopped on a trolley, waited in lines with the throngs at Garrett Popcorn and did that thing at the "Bean" where you stand back and pretend...