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  • Open thread: Weeks in review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
  • 'Shame that Tune!' at Printers Row

     
    Tribune columnist Barbara Brotman will be among the storytellers at a special "Shame That Tune!" show Saturday at 8:15 p.m. on the Center Stage at the Printers Row Lit Fest. This monthly musical-comedy game show was devised by Chicago Reader......
  • Eschew on this: The grand marshal of world-weariness says it’s OK to hate parades and stay home

     
    Friday's print column Chicago’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at noon Saturday from the intersection of Balbo and Columbus Drives in Grant Park and head north about half a mile to Monroe Drive. You couldn’t pay me......
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  • Dart to renew search for 'closure' on Gacy case

     
    Any day now, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart will submit to State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez an updated request for a search warrant that would allow officers to dig in the yard of a Chicago apartment building where serial killer John......
  • Voters: It’s time to say ‘when’ to the insiders

     
    For those in Cook County who care about the state of our politics — and I’ll offer evidence in a moment to demonstrate how depressingly small your number is — here’s a helpful slogan to remember as you prepare to......
  • Morningstar founder turned mutual fund data processor into megamart for investment information

    Morningstar founder turned mutual fund data processor into megamart for investment information
    Joe Mansueto's day jobs have been a handful lately: He has been busy turning Morningstar Inc. into a $3.1 billion investment information megamart, buying up media properties and skipping the charity circuit in favor of coaching grade-school soccer on...
  • My favorite moments of 2012

    My favorite moments of 2012
    Years ago when I was a student at Northwestern University, a handful of executives at America Online came to my class and explained that you, I and everyone we know would soon find ourselves pleasantly stranded on "information islands." We nodded,...
  • Edward Burns returns to his roots

    Edward Burns returns to his roots
    About halfway through writing the script for "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" (which opens at the Wilmette Theatre next week), Edward Burns says he found himself at a crossroad. "Do I want to make the big, crazy, funny, holly-jolly Christmas Irish family...
  • Local Q&A: How to Dress Well

    Local Q&A: How to Dress Well
    Tom Krell is no stranger to pain. The musician, who records and performs under the name How to Dress Well, penned much of his sophomore album, the aptly titled "Total Loss," while struggling with weighty issues like self-doubt, depression and death....
  • Five books: Graphic novelists at Lit Fest

    Five books: Graphic novelists at Lit Fest
    Art Spiegelman, author of “Maus,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir that essentially legitimized cartooning as a literary form, will kick off this year's Printers Row Lit Fest on Saturday, June 8, as winner of the Chicago Public Library's Harold...