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  • Dates to remember

    Dates to remember
    There is always something going on in this vibrant, vital city, and though every calendar day marks events worth remembering, only a few hundred have found their way into John Schmidt's delightful and engaging new book, "On This Day in Chicago History."...
  • Chris Jones Named Director Of National Critics Institute

    Chris Jones Named Director Of National Critics Institute
    Chris Jones, chief drama critic and columnist for the Chicago Tribune, is the new director of the O’Neill Theater Center’s National Critics Institute. The “boot camp for theater writers” at the Waterford campus is a two-week...
  • André Schiffrin dies at 78; publisher founded nonprofit New Press

    When André Schiffrin was fired in 1990 as editor in chief of Pantheon Books, it was regarded as a loud shot in the war between commercialism and quality in American publishing. There were protests by noted authors, including Studs Terkel and Kurt...
  • Harold Ramis dies at 69; writer, director of successful film comedies

    When Faber College was about to expel the misfit Deltas of "Animal House," the rambunctious character Bluto Blutarski rallied them, but it was writer Harold Ramis who provided Bluto's stirring words: "What? Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over...
  • College athletes seek union representation

    College athletes seek union representation
    For the first time, college athletes have officially asked to be represented by a labor union. A new group called the College Athletes Players Assn. has petitioned the National Labor Relations Board, saying the athletes deserve a say in the rules that...
  • Michael Sporn dies at 67; Oscar- and Emmy-nominated animator

    Michael Sporn dies at 67; Oscar- and Emmy-nominated animator
    Animation director Michael Sporn, best known for his adaptations of children's stories that were shown on HBO, PBS and other networks, had a childhood that was interrupted. When he was a toddler his father abandoned the family, and although his mother...
  • PASSINGS: James C. Dowdle

    James C. Dowdle Executive helped expand Tribune's TV, Internet operations James C. Dowdle, 79, an executive who played a key role in the transformation of Tribune Co. into a major media conglomerate, died Monday of congestive heart failure at his home...
  • Arrests a breakthrough in global battle against secretive 'hacktivist' movement

    This article originally ran in print on March 7, 2012. The international group of computer hackers known as Anonymous lost some of its mystery Tuesday with the arrest of five men, including a 27-year-old Chicagoan, said to be connected to a clique of...
  • Oscar Hijuelos dies at 62; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist

    Oscar Hijuelos, a son of Cuban immigrants to the U.S. whose 1989 novel "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love" made him the first Latino to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died. He was 62. His death was confirmed by a spokesman for Gotham Books,...
  • Christopher Jones dies at 72; actor quit at peak of career

     Christopher Jones dies at 72; actor quit at peak of career
    As far back as 1968, rising star Christopher Jones — who seemed to have everything at 26, including sensitive good looks, adoring fans and a steady stream of film offers — said he wasn't much devoted to acting. "I think of acting as only a...
  • Tribune Co. announces restructuring, will cut nearly 700 jobs

    Tribune Co. announces restructuring, will cut nearly 700 jobs
    Tribune Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, on Wednesday unveiled a restructuring plan that will slash nearly 700 jobs over the next year. The 6% staff reduction will come primarily from the company’s beleaguered newspaper unit, but will...