| Apr 2, 2013
Those of you who are online-only readers may have missed this recent development, reported on this morning by TOC's Robert Feder: Of all the perks of winning the Pulitzer Prize last spring, the most visible for Mary Schmich may be......
| Sep 29, 2010
| 10:00 PM
"Royko in Love: Mike's Letters to Carol"
Edited by David Royko
University of Chicago Press, $24, 254 pages
This city worships Mike Royko as an icon; the sharp-tongued, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist who feared no one. Whether people sat...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 5:40 PM
It's easy to interview living authors, and I have three such people lined up at Saturday's Lit Fest: Jonathan Eig, author most recently of "Get Capone"; Barbara Ehrenreich, author of more than 20 books, including the best-seller "Nickel and Dimed"; and...
| Jun 20, 2010
With Taste of Chicago opening this Friday in a city once described as the "Hog Butcher of the World," let's take a look at 10 culinary curiosities:
Centuries ago, one place along Lake Michigan developed a stinky reputation. Smelly plants (variously...
| Feb 14, 2010
The New Yorker, as J.D. Salinger's recent death served to remind us, has been a crucial outlet for writers for more than 80 years. A.J. Liebling, Lillian Ross, Joseph Mitchell, Calvin Trillin -- these are just a few of the voices the magazine has...
| Mar 24, 2011
Last August, Gordon "Big Daddy" Biffle arrived in Las Vegas with no expectations, a man who a year prior was working in East Chicago carrying 50-pound pieces of sheetrock in steel-toed boots. Now, actor Michael Clarke Duncan and reality TV personality...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 2:30 PM
Apparently Chicago politicians are hot—at least the fictional kind. They appear in Fox’s “The Chicago Code,” CBS’ “The Good Wife” and, this fall, in “Boss,” a new Starz series that will begin filming...
| Dec 7, 2010
It goes without saying, though I'll say it anyway, that Charles Osgood is my favorite photographer, but it was nice to see many other great Tribune photographers gathered Tuesday in the Tower, talking about their work in a new book, "Chicago in Season."...
| Dec 19, 2010
I have seen a couple of little girls walk from a roller coaster at Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest dizzy with delight; had a man on Michigan Avenue call me a "------ Scrooge" when I refused to give him "$42 dollars so I can have train fare to visit my...
| Sep 7, 2010
Big-city Democratic boss retires after 21 years, setting off a political succession scramble including White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel....
| Oct 7, 2010
Yesterday, Neil Steinberg's Sun-Times column discussed the little-known fact that the late, legendary columnist Mike Royko was an opera buff (as is Steinberg). His main source, Royko's son David, 51, followed up with an extended blog post, "Yes, Dad...