| Jul 17, 2012
| 2:49 PM
| May 29, 2011
There's no point in getting wordy, so we'll simply remind you that the Tribune-sponsored 27th annual Printers Row Lit Fest takes place June 4-5. For now, here are 10 "chapters" of Chicago lit:
1 Ben Hecht, who co-wrote the play "The Front Page" and was a...
| Dec 26, 2010
2010 is shaping up as The Year of the Tall. The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, which was designed and built by Chicago firms, opened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The world's tallest Jesus statue was erected in western Poland. Tennis...
| Dec 25, 2010
| 1:21 PM
Rick Kogan, Tribune reporter
"The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood"
By Jane Leavy
Leavy's "The Last Boy" is as masterfully researched and beautifully written as any biography this year. Sox fans like me may...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 2:43 PM
As a young boy, Todd Jensen attended Roosevelt Elementary and delivered the Burbank Daily Review. As he got older, and the paper he delivered transitioned into the Burbank Leader, he was given his first job in journalism by editor Joyce Rudolph. And, as a...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 3:19 PM
One thing to know about our book club: Our book club is composed of students who attend Lake View High School and live in all areas of the city. One of the things that bring all of our members together is that we love to read. We have about 20 students in...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 3:19 PM
The illuminated duck will drop over Havre de Grace, Saturday, Dec. 31, with fireworks on the Havre de Grace Middle School grounds on Lewis Lane. Thank you Susquehanna Hose Company volunteers for continuing this tradition in Havre de Grace.
Happy New Year...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 9:56 AM
In an anecdote that sticks to the memory like an overdone cookie on an undergreased cookie sheet — those 2011 holiday baking mishaps still rankle — an American visiting the Sorbonne is accosted by a French student.
"You Americans!" the...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 3:25 PM
A love of books goes a lot farther than reading for 32-year-old Caitlin Phillips.
Her first job was working at a used bookstore, where she saw how many books were damaged and relegated to the trash. In 2004, Phillips created Rebound Designs, rescuing...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:59 AM
When Walt Disney Co.'s "John Carter" opens in theaters this weekend, the science-fiction adventure may encounter obstacles as formidable as its hero faces on Mars.
The film brings to the big screen a century-old fantasy tale, from Tarzan creator Edgar...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 1:53 PM
SAN DIEGO -- When reporter Andrew Makarushka covered a small gathering of comic and science fiction enthusiasts in 1970 for the San Diego Union, he never imagined Comic-Con would turn into the mega-convention that it has now become.