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  • Larson's kind of town

    Larson's kind of town
    Chicago has been very good to Erik Larson, even though it greeted his latest visit with a nasty rain and temperatures more common to November than to mid-May, which was why we were talking in the bar of his downtown hotel rather than wandering city...
  • Ivan Brunetti and others we're looking forward to at Printers Row Lit Fest 2011

    Ivan Brunetti and others we're looking forward to at Printers Row Lit Fest 2011
    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&...
  • What to see at Printers Row Lit Fest

    What to see at Printers Row Lit Fest
    Sunday 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...
  • Insider tips for Saturday's Lit Fest

    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...
  • Highlights from Printers Row Lit Fest

    Highlights from Printers Row Lit Fest
    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...
  • For the love of words

    For the love of words
    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...
  • Chicagoland literary events: June 25 - July 1

    Saturday 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. The...
  • The inside story of CTA 'L' lines

    The inside story of CTA 'L' lines
    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....
  • Not your parents' Loop

    Take a quick spin around Chicago's Loop and you might think it's a place only for working grown-ups. From the Federal Building to the Board of Trade, the downtown area dominated by the "L" tracks can seem like a place that's off-limits to kids. Sure, the...
  • Chicago's 10 best bookstores

    What makes a great bookstore? Consider Anderson's Bookshop. You could raise it from its foundations in downtown Naperville, put it on a large flatbed truck and ever-so-carefully move the whole kit and caboodle 38 miles to Chicago's Hyde Park...
  • Shunned here, Helmut Jahn is out to prove he's more than flashy

    Shunned here, Helmut Jahn is out to prove he's more than flashy
    The nicknames--ouch!--the nicknames.     "Flash Gordon."     "Baron von High Tech."     "Genghis Jahn."     They have been hurled like bricks at Helmut Jahn and his glittering glass houses of commerce and government. Jahn--the prince of glitz. Jahn--...