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  • HOLIDAY GUIDE 2013: Dozens more shows for the season

    HOLIDAY GUIDE 2013: Dozens more shows for the season
    Thanksgiving is as late as it can be, and Hanukkah is earlier than usual this year, but the holiday shows always arrive right on schedule. From warmhearted theatrical classics to spicy newcomers, ballet to tap, traditional music to pop, we have enough...
  • Sign condolence book for Nelson Mandela at Chicago South African consulate

    Sign condolence book for Nelson Mandela at Chicago South African consulate
    South Africa's top diplomat in Chicago has invited residents to sign a condolence book regarding the death of Nelson Mandela. "I have been amazed to find that Chicagoans from all walks of life felt the pain that South Africans felt," said Consul General...
  • Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century

    Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century
    For centuries, the defining role of the library has been as a repository of books. Now, in the 21st century, the library faces perhaps its most momentous challenge: Americans are moving away increasingly from the printed page to digital screens for...
  • 3-D printers debut at Chicago library; future uses still to be imagined

    3-D printers debut at Chicago library; future uses still to be imagined
    Welcome to the dawn of 3-D printing. As with the dawn of the computer, the dawn of the telephone and the dawn of the television, expect a period of confusion: What is 3-D printing, you will wonder. (Answer: The printing of solid objects, often from a...
  • Edward Albee wins Tribune's top award for writing

    Edward Albee wins Tribune's top award for writing
    Edward Albee is known as a vaunted playwright. But really he's a relationship expert. For more than 50 years, Albee's work has examined the tenuous bonds that bring couples, friends and families together and the all-too-human mistakes that force them...
  • Get early access to Chicago Humanities Festival tickets

    Get early access to Chicago Humanities Festival tickets
    Printers Row is pleased to offer a new membership perk: Early access to tickets for all Chicago Humanities Festival events. Tickets will be available to Printers Row members starting on Sept. 12 and will go on sale to the general public on Sept. 16....
  • Chicago group revitalizes art song tradition with compelling recitals

     Chicago group revitalizes art song tradition with compelling recitals
    With the Collaborative Works festivals tenor Nicholas Phan and colleagues of the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago are presenting annually, Chicago is doing its bit to rescue art song performance from the endangered species list. Phan, who is...
  • For Nicholas Phan, song singing is as much a crusade as an art form

    For Nicholas Phan, song singing is as much a crusade as an art form
    Chicago has not exactly built a reputation for being a world-class hub of art song performance and study. But this fall could bring about a sea change, thanks to the dedicated efforts of Nicholas Phan and friends. In fact, the gifted American tenor will...
  • Veteran actor attracted by material, not a big payday

    Veteran actor attracted by material, not a big payday
    There is a man on a train and in an office and on a farm in "The Man in the Silo," and moviegoers will recognize him immediately as Ernie Hudson, and recall his fine work in such movies as "Ghostbusters" and such television series as "Oz." "The Man in...
  • A proposal for the books

    A proposal for the books
    In the beginning, Jason Methner was the impatient one. After meeting Molly Lipsitz at a mutual friend's birthday party in Wicker Park, Methner, 27 at the time and in a master's program at Northwestern University, was eager to accelerate the...
  • Judy Blume comes to a theater near you with 'Tiger Eyes'

    Judy Blume comes to a theater near you with 'Tiger Eyes'
    "Someone came to us and said, 'Hey kids, do you want to make a movie?'" Judy Blume said with a laugh when I spoke to her by phone last month about the upcoming release of the film adaptation of "Tiger Eyes," based on her 1981 novel. "No, that's not what...