| Dec 8, 2011
| 11:38 AM
In these tough economic times, books offer a great return on a gift-giver's investment. Relatively inexpensive, they provide hours of enjoyment for the recipient — if you make the right choice. Never fear: the Book Bag is here to help.
| Dec 14, 2011
| 2:07 PM
Kids these days.
What with their ukuleles and their homespun ballads about the sci-fi series "Dr. Who," and their addictive EPs and ability to get famous authors to pay attention to their ukulele music about minor plot twists on "Dr. Who." I mean, am...
| 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/...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 12:08 PM
Our group is made up of men and women in their 50s to 80s who live in the Village Green Condominiums of Lincolnshire. Our monthly meetings last about 90 minutes, and six to 13 members attend.
Our readers include business people, homemakers and retirees...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Each novelist requires circumstance — a situation to describe, from which a conflict arises — and the ivy-covered college hall or dormitory room provides such context readily. It would take research and, thereafter, expertise to write about...
| Dec 4, 2011
When it comes to memoirs, audio books (in CD format) — especially those by celebrities — should be read by their authors. The words just don't sound the same when they're not reading, although there are exceptions to every rule....
| Feb 21, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Dear Members of Printers Row,
What a nice ring to that phrase!
On behalf of my colleagues here at the Chicago Tribune, I'm delighted to welcome you to this great new adventure: Printers Row.
This is the first of your weekly newsletters, and a step in...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 10:00 PM
It's tempting, looking at the fall's books, to think of this as a political season. Dick Cheney got it started with "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir," and in November we'll see a different (and perhaps conflicting?) take when Condoleezza...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 12:26 PM
It's tempting, looking at the fall's books, to think of this as a political season. Dick Cheney got it started with "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir," and Joe McGinnis pitched in with "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin." (That...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 1:19 PM
The trouble with love triangles is, somebody almost always has to lose. This is a defect in real life, so why shouldn't it be a problem in fiction too? The endings of Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" and James L. Brooks' "Broadcast News" each got...