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  • Chicago is 'Boss' star Troy Garity's kind of town

    Chicago is 'Boss' star Troy Garity's kind of town
    After filming NBC’s “The Playboy Club” and Starz’ “Boss” in Chicago over the summer, Troy Garity misses the city. “I’m going through total Chicago withdrawal at the moment,” Garity, who also filmed...
  • Chicago Literary Hall of Fame holds benefit

    Chicago Literary Hall of Fame holds benefit
    TV reporter Janet Davies, wearing a beige jacket and leopard boots, stood behind a wooden podium in a darkened room overlooking Millennium Park on October 12. "Remember, like Chicago voting, bid and bid often," she said, encouraging an audience of...
  • 'Life Itself': Ebert autobiography a charming remembrance

    'Life Itself': Ebert autobiography a charming remembrance
    In his easygoing, candid and altogether charming autobiography, or, as he calls it, "Life Itself: A Memoir," Roger Ebert fails to mention me: The nights he and I had many drinks on the porch of his house on Dickens Street and elsewhere, the favorable in-...
  • The Belushis: Funny is in their bones

    The Belushis: Funny is in their bones
    Jim Belushi is sitting with his son Robert and mulling the matter of genetics. "I don't know if there is a gene for comedy, but my dad was a very funny man," he says. "He just didn't know it. He was a naturally funny character, and when my brother and...
  • Krause reflects on a life of scouting

    Krause reflects on a life of scouting
    WILMINGTON, Del. — Jerry Krause enters a hotel lobby loaded down by two suitcases, an Arizona Diamondbacks-issued laptop and that look defining any haggard business traveler. In three hours, he will sit through his second doubleheader in as many...
  • Our kind of sport — right off the bat

    Our kind of sport — right off the bat
    On summer evenings, players in ragtag uniforms — a few baseball caps, perhaps jerseys bearing a corner tavern's name — converge on parks all across the Windy City, honoring with ball and bat Chicago's contribution to the world of sport: the...
  • From the archives: Carol Moseley Braun and Nigerian trips/Kgosie Matthews

     
    More background from the Tribune archives on the mayor's race. Click here for the full series Braun says report clears her campaign manager December 7, 1992 U.S. Sen.-elect Carol Moseley Braun said Sunday an independent inquiry she ordered has cleared.......
  • Burke's bodyguards: An issue worth revisiting

     
    Rahm Emanuel's glancing mention during Monday night's debate of the exensive bodyguard protection afforded to finance committee chairman Ald. Ed Burke, 14th-- "The City Council has to share in the sacrifice because the residents will be sharing in...
  • Nelson Algren: The original Chicago hipster

     
    Some said he was a bum and troublemaker, arrested once for stealing a typewriter and a second time for possessing marijuana....
  • Roger Ebert’s memoir, ‘Life Itself’

     
    This book dropped on my desk Friday and I almost recoiled. A Roger Ebert memoir? What can you say about it? If it's trite, self-serving, and/or badly-written, who wants to beat up on the sick man? If it's great, who'll believe you? You're taking pity on...
  • Have Heat supplanted Yankees as team America loves to hate? (Vote)

     
    Have Heat supplanted Yankees, Cowboys and Notre Dame as America's most hated team?...