| May 27, 2011
| 11:30 AM
Just like you, we're looking forward to next week's Printer's Row Lit Fest. Lifestyle/Books editor Pam Becker asked our colleagues which Lit Fest events they were looking forward to.
Here's classical music critic John von Rhein's pick:
"On Saturday, I&...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:17 AM
Memoir writing: How do you turn a life story into something more than a slog through boring facts? Perhaps Carol LaChapelle has an answer. 11 a.m., University Center/Multimedia Room
— Judy Hevrdejs, reporter
Tavern recipes: Susan and Drew...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 4:56 PM
It's here! The 27th annual Printers Row Lit Fest begins today, with daytime programming from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Lit After Dark from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Before you hit the highway or head out for the el, here are some insider tips to make sure you have a...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 3:43 PM
Authors, book lovers and a group of 203 spontaneous dancers helped celebrate the written word in all its forms Saturday and Sunday at this year's Chicago Tribune Printer's Row Lit Fest.
Approximately 250 authors participated in more than 100 free...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 2:05 PM
If real-life holiday drama has you down — or you simply want to take a break from the fun-but-hectic festivities and relax — we’ve got a list that you can check twice, filled with shows both naughty and nice. Traditional to irreverent,...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 6:53 PM
Monday is the official Christmas holiday for many public agencies and businesses. The following public services will be affected:
Government offices: Federal, state, county and city offices will be closed.
Postal Service: There will be no regular...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 12:17 PM
Arthur Plotnik will sign and discuss his book "Better Than Great: A Plenitudinous Compendium of Wallopingly Fresh Superlatives" at 12:15 p.m. in the Chicago Authors Room at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.; free.
| Jun 10, 2011
| 12:23 PM
On Sunday afternoon at Printers Row Lit Fest, away from the crowds strolling through aisles of used books or the ruckus of tots being entertained at the Lil' Lit Park Neverland, Richard Ford took to the stage in the Harold Washington Library Center and...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Are you in the Loop when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of the "L"?
If all you know about the Green Line is that it's a Goose Island beer, you're in luck. Two Chicago groups are offering tours this summer that detail the intricacies of the CTA....
| Jul 14, 2011
| 11:52 AM
Love-Hate makes its home on Trib Nation each Monday. Here are the submissions from our readers...
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...the many speakers hosted by the Harold Washington Library. Often top-tier authors appear to discuss their work. And it is free.
| Jul 22, 2011
| 12:41 PM
Poets Dave Landsberger and Kathleen Rooney will write impromptu poems on any topic 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce booth at Wicker Park Fest, Milwaukee and North avenues; $5 suggested donation will benefit 826CHI.