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  • Dave Golonski's cultural timeline

    January 1993: Bill Clinton was inaugurated as the 42nd president of the United States. April 1993: Dave Golonski is elected to the Burbank City Council during the city’s general election. At 34 years old, he receives 5,833 votes out of 9,961 cast....
  • J.K. Rowling's new book an instant best-seller

    J.K. Rowling's new book an instant best-seller
    J.K. Rowling's first stab at adult literature, "The Casual Vacancy," won't be released until Thursday, but it's already headed to the top of the best seller lists. It's currently at #3 by Amazon and #2 by Barnes & Noble. Not a bad start. Of course,...
  • London Olympics: 10 day trips outside London

    London Olympics: 10 day trips outside London
    Ticket holders at this summer's Olympic Games will have something in common with non-sporting London visitors: At some point, they will want to flee the jam-packed capital. Luckily, escaping the madding crowds is as easy as hopping on a train. As a Brit...
  • Taxpayers paid $152,000 for a single copy of a book

    Taxpayers paid $152,000 for a single copy of a book
    Poor Mike Haridopolos. Our very own state Senate president is becoming a national joke. Everyone from Fox News to the Washington Post is now scrutinizing the Merritt Island Republican who desperately wants to be Florida's next U.S. Senator. Why?...
  • Recommended for all ages

    Recommended for all ages
    All summer long, Printers Row invited kids ages 5-16 to send in book reviews. Here's what young Chicago-area writers had to say. We've left the reviews mostly unedited to let the charm shine through. Watch for more to come. "Frog and Toad All Year" by...
  • Young adult books at Printers Row Lit Fest

    Young adult books at Printers Row Lit Fest
    Calling young readers - and grown-ups who read those types of books. Printers Row Lit Fest is the place for you! Our programming this year reflects the explosion in wonderful books for young readers who are beginning to develop their own taste in...
  • Book Club from Del Webb

    Book Club from Del Webb
    Our group is made up of women who live in the Del Webb community of Huntley. We meet monthly in each other's homes. We really liked "Escape" by Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer. "Escape" tells the story of Jessop's life in the Fundamentalist Church of...
  • The Intergenerational Book Group of the Unitarian Church of Evanston

    The Intergenerational Book Group of the Unitarian Church of Evanston
    Our club is truly intergenerational. It was started by a 9-year-old and a 67-year-old who shared a love of reading. The group has been meeting about every other month for more than two years. One of our favorite books was "The Book Thief" by Markus...
  • After Universal strikes gold with a wand, Disney pulls out a light saber

    After Universal strikes gold with a wand, Disney pulls out a light saber
    After a year in which Universal Orlando rode the popularity of Harry Potter to record heights, Walt Disney World is pinning its fortunes this summer on the one intellectual property with which the boy wizard is most often compared: Star Wars. Disney next...
  • Favre's streak predates plenty in sports, pop culture

    It was on Sept. 27, 1992 that Brett Favre made his first career start at quarterback, taking the Packers onto Lambeau Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, 291 consecutive regular-season starts later (and 315 all told, including postseason games),...
  • J.K. Rowling admits she considered killing Ron Weasley; say it ain't so, Jo!

    J.K. Rowling admits she considered killing Ron Weasley; say it ain't so, Jo!
    Can you imagine the second half of the "Harry Potter" saga without Ron Weasley? J.K. Rowling apparently did, at least briefly. The author says that midway through the phenomenally successful series of novels, when she "wasn't in a very happy place,"...