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  • Telling tales at Columbia's Story Week

    Telling tales at Columbia's Story Week
    Randall Albers still gets emotional when recalling a cherished memory from Story Week, the festival of writers he founded 17 years ago. In 2000, Hubert Selby Jr., author of "Last Exit to Brooklyn," was greeted with a standing ovation. "When he came...
  • Editor's choice: Kinder Than Solitude

    How can a novel feel so suspenseful yet its plot seem so beside the point? How can a work of fiction be so slender yet so broad in scope? Only a great talent like Yiyun Li could perform this magic. The story seems straightforward. Four adolescents...
  • Chicago libraries to be closed Wednesday

    Chicago libraries to be closed Wednesday
    All branches of the Chicago Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, May 7, officials said this week. That includes the Harold Washington Library Center, Woodson Regional and Sulzer Regional Libraries. The branches are being closed for a day of staff...
  • Vivian Maier exhibit at Harold Washington Library

    Vivian Maier exhibit at Harold Washington Library
    For a woman of mystery, the late North Shore nanny Vivian Maier certainly is easy to find these days. The latest installments in the posthumous story of Maier and the compelling photographic images she snapped — but rarely developed — come...
  • CTA weekend reroutes, April 11-13

    CTA weekend reroutes, April 11-13
    The CTA is rerouting various trains for construction this weekend. RedEye breaks down your weekend commute. >> The Red Line: Northbound trains are not stopping at the Addison stop from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday. The CTA is performing track...
  • Empowering kids from place of creativity

    Empowering kids from place of creativity
    When Rachel Switall was earning her master's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she partnered with students who lived in Cabrini Green to create a magazine called Peaceful Times. This was close to 20 years ago, when a series called...
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Americanah' awarded fiction Heartland Prize

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Americanah' awarded fiction Heartland Prize
    In awarding the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Americanah," we recognize a novel that engages with important ideas about race, and does so with style, wit and insight. Adichie has updated the traditional...
  • 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...
  • Cabin fever cures

    Cabin fever cures
    It's already been a long winter, and it's only January. Looking to embark on Operation Get the Ants Outta Your Kids’ Pants as you muddle through the rest of it? We’ve got your back. Want to commune with nature…inside? Visit Garfield...
  • Film fest weds new tech, kids classics

    Film fest weds new tech, kids classics
    It is not hard to know what American publisher, bookseller and editor Frederic Melcher had in mind when he proposed the creation of an annual award for the year's best children's book: "To encourage original creative work in the field of books for...
  • 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...