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  • 'After Visiting Friends': A son's search for his father

    'After Visiting Friends': A son's search for his father
    A couple of years ago I got a call from the deputy editor at Gentleman’s Quarterly, the Manhattan-based monthly magazine focusing on style, culture and other manly matters.  His name is Michael Hainey, and he wanted to know what I knew about...
  • 'Hold Fast,' Blue Balliett's new children's book, explores shelter life

     'Hold Fast,' Blue Balliett's new children's book, explores shelter life
    Where to begin in addressing the most pressing needs of the children of homeless families, whose members lack necessities most people take for granted? Do not underestimate the ability of a mystery story to lift and empower even these children, whose...
  • Lunch conversation, community inspiration

    Lunch conversation, community inspiration
    Last week, I enjoyed joining a lunch discussion with a few dozen community leaders who were interested in education, volunteerism, and the community. The goal of the lunch was to brainstorm ways together to inspire students, parents and policy-makers to...
  • Taking science to the masses

    Taking science to the masses
    Neil Shubin has the wide, happy eyes of a Muppet and the casual, ingratiating prattle of a car salesman. His thick, graying hair lends gravitas. He has written a new book, and on a bitter afternoon in Hyde Park he is explaining to me how he writes....
  • 'One Book' choice details history of black migration to city from South

    'One Book' choice details history of black migration to city from South
    The Chicago Public Library's latest selection for "One Book, One Chicago" charts the history of African-Americans who moved to Chicago and other cities after leaving their homes in the Jim Crow South. "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of...
  • 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....
  • Director William Friedkin comes home

    Director William Friedkin comes home
    William Friedkin, the director of “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist,” a pair of acclaimed Tracy Letts adaptations (“Bug” and “Killer Joe”) and author of “The Friedkin Connection,” a new...
  • 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...
  • How to take CTA to C2E2

    How to take CTA to C2E2
    The second phase of the Wells Street bridge overhaul begins Friday night, which will reroute some trains heading into the Loop through early May 6. Next week, rush hour Brown Line riders will see some southbound trains operate until the Merchandise Mart...
  • Mom of slain teen: 'You can do all the right things and still come up with the same outcome'

    Mom of slain teen: 'You can do all the right things and still come up with the same outcome'
    Just before Ebony Ambrose went to bed about 10 p.m. Tuesday, her son Kevin Ambrose asked her if she had made the spinach gnocchi and apple cider pork like she had planned for dinner. Kevin Ambrose, 19, was hanging out with a friend and had not eaten...
  • Review: "Power to the People" edited by Geoff Kaplan

    Review: "Power to the People" edited by Geoff Kaplan
    One of Chicago's treasures is the microfilm archive of alternative newspapers housed in Harold Washington Library. I'm particularly fond of exploring the Seed, the Chicago periodical that helped Mayor Richard J. Daley's less loyal subjects prepare for the...