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  • Maj. Gen. John Borling writes poetry of survival

    Maj. Gen. John Borling writes poetry of survival
    For the better part of four years, Air Force Maj. Gen. John Borling lived in a cell that was about 21/2 paces wide and 31/2 paces long. There were no windows and little ventilation, except for three small holes. One of the holes contained a naked light...
  • 'Persepolis': A class act — or should be

    In the recent controversy surrounding "Persepolis," Marjane Satrapi's stellar graphic memoir about growing up during the Iranian Revolution, much of the focus has been devoted to trying to determine exactly what Chicago Public Schools officials ordered. A...
  • Tripping to Chicago?

    Tripping to Chicago?
    Q: I am planning my first trip to Chicago for sometime in mid-June. What are your recommendations and must-have food experiences for a newcomer to Chicago? —Lea Thompson, Austin, Texas Q: I'll be in Chicago in July doing a dinner. Have some...
  • Meditation on family nets Algren Award

    Meditation on family nets Algren Award
    Erika Schmidt has come a long way since "The Island of Doughnut Hole Lake," her first full-length story written in collaboration with a fourth grade classmate. That illustrated piece, inspired by Scott O'Dell's "Island of the Blue Dolphins," followed...
  • Children's Read & Write program returns

    Children's Read & Write program returns
    Know a young critic? Send them our way! To encourage reading and jump-start creativity, we're giving kids an opportunity to be heard through the Chicago Tribune Read and Write program. We're asking children ages 5-16 to submit book reviews about...
  • Train hits, kills 'trespasser' near Homewood station

    Train hits, kills 'trespasser' near Homewood station
    An inbound Metra Electric train is on the move again this afternoon after hitting a pedestrian near the south suburban Homewood station. The train involved was on its way as of 1:20 p.m., according to passenger Chuck Burke, an editor at the Chicago...
  • Essay: the best place

    Essay: the best place
    In Marfa, Texas, it's Food Shark. In Alma, Wis., it's Pier 4 Caf and Smokehouse. In Salt Lake City, it's Red Iguana. Five years as the Chicago Tribune's travel writer has taught me a few lessons about wringing the most from traveling this world, and...
  • 'This Is the End' rains hellfire and hilarity, reviewers say

    A quick glance at recent movie openings might give you the impression that Hollywood has something against humanity, which has been brought to the brink of annihilation in such films as "Oblivion," "After Earth," "Rapture-Palooza" and now "This Is the...
  • TRIB NATION: Behind our "Behind the Google Doodle" story

    TRIB NATION: Behind our "Behind the Google Doodle" story
    When we log onto the Internet, one of the first things many of us see is the Google search page – and one of the first things we notice there are the search engine’s artistic “Doodles.” It’s a simple idea, painstakingly...
  • 'Man of Steel' more solemn than super, reviews say

    These days it seems like every superhero under the sun has been given a modern makeover for the big screen -- Batman, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor -- so it only makes sense that the grandaddy of them all is finally up for an overhaul in "Man of Steel."...
  • What to see in Chicago

    What to see in Chicago
    Overhead trains, river-touring boats, legendary dinosaurs and American Girls: Chicago's best attractions appeal to all ages. And though it's a big city, Chicago extends a warm Midwestern welcome to visitors while keeping it real with an ample dose of...