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  • 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...
  • The mediocrity of Gass' 'Middle C'

    The mediocrity of Gass' 'Middle C'
    Here's a long awaited novel by one of the godfathers of contemporary American modernism (or "post-modernism," as some critics and scholars call the continuation of the American modernist tradition). William H. Gass, a new-fangled genius, along with John...
  • Revisiting Roland Barthes' 'Mythologies'

    Revisiting Roland Barthes' 'Mythologies'
    Ferdinand de Saussure defined semiology as "a science which studies the role of signs as part of social life." We all practice it before we learn the word: High school drills it into us, if nothing else. In my day, you wore your backpack carelessly...
  • 'Oak' and 'Geranium': Sprouts of a Botanical series

    'Oak' and 'Geranium': Sprouts of a Botanical series
    Whether you're a hard-core gardener or simply have a curiosity about plants, two new titles from London-based Reaktion Books are sure to command your attention. "Oak" by Peter Young and "Geranium" by Kasia Boddy are the first two titles in Reaktion's...
  • The Biblioracle: Is it viral? Who cares? Just read it.

    The Biblioracle: Is it viral? Who cares? Just read it.
    I read a lot of books. You probably do too. That's why we meet in this space on a weekly basis. When we emerge from our solitary bubbles, we like to engage in a little fellowship with our fellow travelers. I keep that in mind when I consider every column,...
  • Corning beef

    Corning beef
    Q: I use to use a recipe I got from the Chicago Tribune for making your own corned beef from scratch, using whatever cut of beef you wanted. Recipe dates back to 1993 or 1994. The last time I used the recipe was 1999. I was going to try the recipe again...
  • Photo challenge: February favorites

    Our first Chicago Tribune Photo Challenge is in the books, and WOW! You didn't let us down. When it came time to choose our favorites for the theme of "love," we honestly had a tough time. A bunch of us, including a Tribune photographer, gathered around...
  • Reaction to death of 6-month-old girl in Chicago shooting

    Reaction to death of 6-month-old girl in Chicago shooting
    One story seemed to stick out Tuesday for readers on the Chicago Tribune's front page online: The death of a 6-month-old girl who was shot with her father as he changed her diaper in the Woodlawn neighborhood. It's little surprise the death of Jonylah...
  • Will sports miss military flyovers?

    Less loud and fun Matt Murschel Orlando Sentinel Military flyovers are just as much a part of major sporting events in America as beer and hot dogs. It's seems like a long-standing tradition and that's what makes sporting events, well, an event. It's...
  • Ald. Burke calls for hearings on Redflex bribery questions

    Ald. Burke calls for hearings on Redflex bribery questions
    The chairman of the City Council’s Finance Committee today called for hearings into allegations that Chicago’s red-light camera contract was likely built on a $2 million bribery scheme. The company, Redflex Traffic Systems Inc., already is...