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  • A guide to walking tours in Chicago, Evanston

    A guide to walking tours in Chicago, Evanston
    How many times has this happened to you? You're taking out-of-town visitors around the Loop or another popular neighborhood, and they point to a building you've seen thousands of times before and ask "What's that?" You hem and haw while your credibility...
  • 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...
  • Author Stuart Dybek: Chicago's storyteller

    Author Stuart Dybek: Chicago's storyteller
    The way Stuart Dybek tells it, on the night that he decided to become a writer, the moon rose full and bright over Lake Michigan. It had not been an easy decision. His father, an immigrant from Poland who had pushed his way to foreman at the McCormick...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...