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  • Message to sponsors

    Highlights from Printers Row Lit Fest 2013 Sponsors, Connect your brand with the Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Lit Fest, the Midwest's largest literary festival! On June 7 and 8, the Lit Fest will celebrate its 30th year with two exciting days of...
  • Does anyone really have to ask who's first-half Hawks MVP?

    Does anyone really have to ask who's first-half Hawks MVP?
    So, I’m up early Thursday morning, reading another dramatic and sparkling edition of My Chicago Tribune and logged on to My Chicago Tribune’s digital presentation, the only local news source you’ll ever need. OK, that’s it for...
  • Sam Zell's wife donates $50 million to Michigan creative writing

    In my book, donating money to support creative writing programs is generally a good thing. But I'm -- hmm, let's call it conflicted -- over a $50-million donation to the University of Michigan's MFA program in creative writing from Helen Zell, wife of Sam...
  • Award-winning fashion designer gets 39 years in boyfriend's slaying

    Award-winning fashion designer gets 39 years in boyfriend's slaying
    An award-winning fashion designer for Oprah Winfrey, Lena Horne and Will Smith has been sentenced to 39 years in prison for the murder of his boyfriend in their Lakeview apartment last year. Herbert Van Stephens, 53, was convicted of first-degree...
  • 'The Accursed' by Joyce Carol Oates: An engrossing throwback

    'The Accursed' by Joyce Carol Oates: An engrossing throwback
    In her long and famously prolific career as a novelist, Joyce Carol Oates has worked in many different modes, from the social realism of her National Book Award-winning "them" (1969) and the neo-Gothic storytelling of "Bellefleur" (1980) to the...
  • Louder Than a Bomb inspires teen poets

    Louder Than a Bomb inspires teen poets
    Soft guitar music played quietly as four high school students moved their microphones into position, forming a tight quadrangle on the small stage. As they readied themselves to perform — junior Jada-Amina Harvey and sophomores Omari Ferrell, Ike...
  • Excerpt: 'The Book of My Lives' by Aleksandar Hemon

    Excerpt: 'The Book of My Lives' by Aleksandar Hemon
    I do not know how old I was when I learned to play chess. I could not have been older than 8, because I still have a chess board on whose side my father inscribed, with a soldering iron, “Saša Hemon 1972.” I loved the board more than...
  • Biblioracle: Short and sweet, but no trend

    Biblioracle: Short and sweet, but no trend
    Apparently, we're in them midst of a short story boomlet. I know this because The New York Times told me so in a recent article, "Good Fit for Today's Little Screens: Short Stories." I tend to put little trust in trend pieces. If I believed every...
  • Review: 'Manifest Injustice' by Barry Siegel

    Review: 'Manifest Injustice' by Barry Siegel
    "Manifest Injustice" is an apt, allegorical title for Barry Siegel's latest book, which makes three points didactically: First, the law can be an ass — to a greater extent than Charles Dickens imagined. Second, when it comes to administering...
  • Plotting out another great Story Week

    Plotting out another great Story Week
    It is a pleasurable thing to have drinks with Randy Albers and we have done so over the years at such saloons as, of course, the Billy Goat, as well as Stefani's 437, the Underground Wonder Bar and some joint in the South Loop whose name escapes me at the...
  • 'Mary Coin' imagines 'Migrant Mother's' life

    'Mary Coin' imagines 'Migrant Mother's' life
    A photograph, Marisa Silver writes at the end of her new novel, "Mary Coin," is "an alchemy of fact and invention that produces something recognizable as the truth. But it is not the truth." It is as if Silver is writing about her own new novel here...