| May 10, 2013
| 1:16 PM
One thing to know about our book club
We are The Investment Book Club. We have 15 members and have all known each other since the mid 1970s. We are from Wheaton. At first, we were an active Investment Club in the late 1990s until 2004. By then, we had...
| May 3, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Two separate incidents made me a little bit sad over the last couple weeks.
One was in my academic writing class when I asked my students (most of them freshmen) if they'd consider taking another English class at some point in their college careers. The...
| Dec 18, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
The people behind “The Guilt Trip” should feel proud, not guilty, for the places the comedy doesn’t go.
During an eight-day, cross-country road trip, Andy (Seth Rogen) and his overbearing mom, Joyce, (Barbra...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 9:35 PM
The National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for its 2011 book awards at a public ceremony on Saturday in New York City. Two Southern California writers are among those up for the awards, which will be presented on March......
| May 18, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The lineup for the 2012 National Book Festival in Washington DC has been announced....
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:34 PM
An extended interview with Jesmyn Ward, whose novel "Salvage the Bones" won the 2011 National Book Award....
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Ryan Chapman spearheaded new digital marketing initiatives at FSG; now he's leaving to take over the marketing department at the Penguin Press....
| Mar 9, 2012
| 5:29 PM
We have been together for more than 30 years. We're a mixed group from Oak Park — married, singles and a few former Catholic priests.
For our 25th year celebration we rented a villa in Tuscany. We still smile and enjoy talking about it.
| Dec 22, 2011
| 10:43 AM
I've been looking back over the previous year of Trib Nation events -- our multimedia department put together this short video -- and it's been fun to relive some of those moments with you.
John Kass cooks a pig and talks about politics. Our national/...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 1:48 PM
"A short story must be, by definition, short. That's the trouble with short stories. That's why they're so difficult to write. How do you keep a narrative brief and still have it function as a story?"
That's what Jeffrey Eugenides writes in his...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:56 PM
I recently took one of those online quizzes to test your accent, and it declared, accurately, that I come from the "Central U.S." The test said my accent is essentially no accent, the one that's employed by television news anchors, who are supposed to...