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  • 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...
  • Our town was Wilder's town too

    Our town was Wilder's town too
    Chicago makes a claim on many writers — Nelson Algren, David Mamet, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg — even if those scribes spent only a portion of their lives within its sweet confines. But Thornton Wilder, the author of such iconic plays...
  • Meat cutters of Kabul hack at carcasses and praise Obama

     
    The late Illinois poet Carl Sandburg once called President Obama’s town, Chicago, the “hog butcher of the world.” Here in Kabul, the former Midwest capital of slaughterhouses has a kindred spirit in Butcher Street, a small road lined...
  • The God Squad: After Newtown, 'be not afraid'

    Carl Sandburg wrote, "A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." Oh, God, dear God, what is your opinion about the slaughter of 20 babies and their brave teachers? Is it now your opinion that life should not go on? This is one path some have...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Riding the rail to railroad town

    Riding the rail to railroad town
    Since the first train came in 1851, Galesburg has been a railroad town. Carl Sandburg's father worked for the Burlington shops, and today the BNSF Railway Co. is the city's largest employer. As many as 200 trains a day pass through the town on seven...
  • Library Foundation fete a literary feast

    Library Foundation fete a literary feast
    The Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation hosted the 13th annual Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner at the UIC Forum on Oct. 17. Emcee Bill Kurtis introduced more than 65 noted authors, all with ties to Chicago, to the crowd...
  • 10 things you might not know about Abraham Lincoln

    10 things you might not know about Abraham Lincoln
    Steven Spielberg's film about a long-limbed, inspirational figure is finally coming to theaters. No, it's not a re-issue of "E.T." It's "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Here are 10 facts about "Honest Abe": 1 Lincoln detested the nickname Abe, and...
  • Norman Corwin dies at 101; radio's 'poet laureate'

    Norman Corwin dies at 101; radio's 'poet laureate'
    Norman Corwin, the legendary writer, director and producer of original radio plays for CBS during the golden age of radio in the 1930s and '40s when he was revered as the "poet of the airwaves," has died. He was 101. Corwin, a journalist, playwright,...
  • Writing the epilogue

    Writing the epilogue
    Last Saturday night, as the hordes gathered on and about Michigan Avenue to celebrate the lighting of lights and the beginning of the gift-buying season, a few hundred members of the Chicago literary community settled into the seats in the handsome...