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Carl Sandburg

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  • Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape

     Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape
    Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
  • Chicago 1919: A racial tinderbox

     Chicago 1919: A racial tinderbox
    Almost a century ago, the poet Carl Sandburg, who doubled as a Chicago newsman, searched for the underlying cause of a bloody race riot. In the wake of the current violence in Ferguson, Mo., his essential conclusion is worth reconsidering: The slums...
  • Travel books: New York's storytelling murals

    Travel books: New York's storytelling murals
    "Murals of New York City: The Best of New York's Public Paintings from Bemelmans to Parrish" (Rizzoli, $45) "In their purest form, murals have the ability to tell stories," writes Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair. But as he also points out, there...
  • Lawsuit accuses Homewood-Flossmoor of recruiting players

    Lawsuit accuses Homewood-Flossmoor of recruiting players
    The Homewood-Flossmoor varsity girls basketball team had just grabbed the No. 1 ranking in the state when a new adversary appeared -- a lawsuit alleging its coach had recruited players in violation of the rules. The suit, filed by a parent of a...
  • Schmich: Ebert reflects well on Chicago

    Schmich: Ebert reflects well on Chicago
    This column originally ran in the Chicago Tribune on Oct. 21, 2011. Some years ago when I was new to Chicago, I spotted Roger Ebert in the frozen-foods aisle of a grocery store. He was famous by then, and I did what any normal person does at the sight...
  • Kevin Coval on his new poetry collection, "Schtick"

    Kevin Coval on his new poetry collection, "Schtick"
    It must have been tempting for poet Kevin Coval to read from his own work during “Chicago Classics,” which took place one Friday night in late March in packed-with-people Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center. That is because...
  • 10 things you might not know about film critics

    A screenwriter who went by the pseudonyms of R. Hyde and Reinhold Timme died recently in Chicago. Others knew the man as Roger Ebert, film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. Ebert's death got us thinking about interesting facts involving movie critics....
  • Excerpt: 'The Third Coast' by Thomas Dyja

    Excerpt: 'The Third Coast' by Thomas Dyja
    From his stove, Nelson Algren saw a dark shape stumble out of the bar across Wabansia Avenue. It teetered once, then slumped under the Nectar Beer sign, sizzling neon in the bitter February cold. Eight degrees, an army fatigue jacket, and too many shots...
  • Class of finalists

    CHICAGO Deanna Pirpiris, Chicago, Taft High School NORTH & WEST SUBURBS Courtney Ackerman, Wilmette, New Trier Township High School Leila Ayoub, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove High School Emily Bartusiak, Lake Forest, Woodlands Academy of...
  • Review: 'Monsters' by Rich Cohen

    Review: 'Monsters' by Rich Cohen
    This is a football city, and that is because we (or most of us) still like to think we live in a rough-and-tumble town. The echo of Carl Sandburg remains strong. He called the city “alive and coarse and strong and cunning” and endowed it...
  • Literary Saloon: A boy, a dog, a mystery — it all adds up

    Literary Saloon: A boy, a dog, a mystery — it all adds up
    When last we read Theresa Schwegel, she was four fine novels into a successful career. The first book, "Officer Down" (2005) won the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. That was followed by "Probable Cause" (2007),...