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  • Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids

    Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids
    The biggest museum story in Chicago in 2014 was, of course, the one that's on the horizon. During the year, billionaire filmmaker George Lucas chose Chicago for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, was offered a prime lakefront site in a current Soldier Field parking lot, and put forward a building design that looks like the science-fair volcano of an obsessive "Star Wars" fan.
  • One man's fine art of complaining about your post office

    One man's fine art of complaining about your post office
    Marc Fischer approached the Logan Square post office the way a beaten dog approaches its owner. He came at it sideways, tentatively, prepared to flee. His memories of the place were not especially warm. When he was asked by a reporter to return to the...

    Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Dec. 2: Chris Chelios will discuss his memoir, "Chris Chelios: Made in America," co-written with Kevin Allen. 7 p.m., Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, andersonsbookshop.com, 630-355-2665 Dec. 5: The Society of Children's Book...

    Tribune literary prize winners share love of story

    Tribune literary prize winners share love of story
    Before rocker and author Patti Smith could read, she so marveled at books and their intricate markings — a secret language known only to adults — that she put a tome under her pillow at night and hoped to dream whatever mystery lay between its...

    'The Maid's Version' wins 2014 Heartland Prize for Fiction

    'The Maid's Version' wins 2014 Heartland Prize for Fiction
    It was the summer of 1965, but Alma still did not have a television, just a radio to announce livestock prices and yield estimates. Born a farm girl, she worked as a maid for half a century. When her grandson Alek arrives for the summer, sent by his...