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  • Oprah's giant Afro wig for O magazine designed by Kim Kimble

    Oprah's giant Afro wig for O magazine designed by Kim Kimble
    Oprah Winfrey has been making all kinds of headlines recently -- starring alongside Forest Whitaker in "The Butler," recounting an alleged incident of shopping-related racism in Switzerland, and wearing a ginormous Afro wig on the September cover of O...
  • Media columnist Robert Feder partners with Tribune

    Media columnist Robert Feder partners with Tribune
    Longtime Chicago media columnist Robert Feder is launching a standalone media blog next month through a partnership with the Chicago Tribune.  The editorially independent Web site, RobertFeder.com, will be owned by Feder, but licensed and marketed by...
  • Review: 'From Black Sox to Three-Peats' edited by Ron Rapoport

    Review: 'From Black Sox to Three-Peats' edited by Ron Rapoport
    "The papers in Chicago in those days were unlike any printed anywhere else," wrote the great Hugh Fullerton in 1928 for the Saturday Evening Post. "They were written largely in the language that the wild growing young city understood." On the evidence...
  • Review: 'Claire of the Sea Light' by Edwidge Danticat

    Review: 'Claire of the Sea Light' by Edwidge Danticat
    Birthdays carry burdens for young Claire. Each year, her beleaguered father takes her from their shack in a seaside Haitian village to visit the grave of her mother, who died giving birth. Claire's seventh birthday dawns with an additional portent, as a...
  • Review: 'The Childhood of Jesus' by J.M. Coetzee

    Review: 'The Childhood of Jesus' by J.M. Coetzee
    "The Childhood of Jesus" features no character named Jesus. That surely counts as one of the major provocations in J.M. Coetzee's delightfully vexing new novel. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to...
  • Review: 'Enon' by Paul Harding

    Review: 'Enon' by Paul Harding
    One unheralded author and a tiny publisher received a Pulitzer surprise in 2010 when Paul Harding's “Tinkers” won the big prize for fiction. The debut novelist and his publisher, Bellevue Literary Press (based at the New York University School...
  • Elmore Leonard: Another view

    Elmore Leonard: Another view
    In the wake of the great Elmore Leonard’s death, I immediately felt a great sense of loss. Leonard was for decades a constant in my reading life, each book coming at me with fascinating characters and perfect dialogue; each book reminding me how...
  • A View From History

    A View From History
    As part of our 250th celebration, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Today's is a 1955 syndicated cartoon by Pulitzer Prize-winner Jacob Burck of the Chicago Sun-Times. Henry McNulty, who is our...
  • Nephew of former Mayor Daley begins serving jail time

    Nephew of former Mayor Daley begins serving jail time
    A nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley today began serving his 60 day sentence after pleading guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter, officials said. Richard Vanecko, 39, turned himself into McHenry County officials where he began serving...
  • Special prosecutor: Daley, family did not try to influence Koschman case

    Special prosecutor: Daley, family did not try to influence Koschman case
    Over the course of a 17-month investigation, after nearly 150 interviews and a review of more than 300,000 pages of records, special prosecutor Dan Webb found no evidence that former Mayor Richard Daley exerted political pressure to shield one of his...
  • Daley nephew Vanecko pleads guilty in Koschman death

    Daley nephew Vanecko pleads guilty in Koschman death
    Nanci Koschman had spent almost a decade waiting for this moment. After a sleepless night, she sat in a Rolling Meadows courtroom Friday fighting back tears as Richard “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley, turned to face...