| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:12 PM
The secular world is having a good guffaw over the embarrassment of Tyndale House, a Christian book publisher that announced last week it was withdrawing from print its bestseller "The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven."
The reason: The book's co-author...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 11:00 AM
More than a million people — including a camera-friendly rack of world leaders — took to the streets of Paris last weekend to march in support of free expression in the wake of the killing of cartoonists and others at the satirical magazine...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 9:36 AM
I had the pleasure of interviewing Cheryl Strayed over the weekend at the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show, where hundreds of people packed the Rosemont Convention Center's makeshift auditorium to hear the "Wild" author share her thoughts on writing,...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:08 AM
Nutrition to the Rescue!
A book called The Green Box League of Nutritious Justice, co-authored by Plantsville chef Peter Crouth, was recently honored by The Mom's Choice Awards, a globally recognized program that evaluates products and services...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 6:55 AM
They don't make American icons like Virgil Thomson and Leonard Bernstein anymore.
For decades during the last century, each artist reigned with unchallenged authority in his particular sphere, Thomson as the nation's most brilliant and erudite music...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 11:35 AM
Neither man nor Wingman can live on drinks alone, which is why we interrupt our regularly scheduled night-life column for a detour into the literary life, my other favorite pastime.
The two intersect more often than you might think. Central Florida is...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Less than a week after "All Joy and No Fun" was named to Slate's Top 10 books of the year list, author and New York magazine editor Jennifer Senior trekked to Chicago's North Side to talk 21st-century parenting.
A capacity crowd of just over 100...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: My spouse and I are first-time home buyers purchasing a new-construction home. We are both self-employed. Our closing is at the end of January 2015.
We're looking for 30-year fixed mortgage with 20 percent down...
| Dec 12, 2014
This past Nov. 9, the best-selling writer R.A. Montgomery died.
Many of you are scratching your heads right now, wondering who the heck R.A. Montgomery was. Why can't we place a person who is responsible for popularizing a series of books that have...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Still wondering what to get your theater-obsessed nearest and dearest? Theater critic Charles McNulty shares his gift ideas for those with the right kind of histrionic nature.
"Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh" (W.W....
| Dec 15, 2014
Two things high on my list of life's pleasures are reading books and browsing library shelves in search of new authors to discover.
Over the past year, my meanders through the stacks resulted in 60 enjoyable reads, including many by previously...