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  • 'The Butler' serves up melodrama, fine performances, reviews say

    The year's first serving of Oscar bait has arrived on a silver platter in the form of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," a star-studded historical drama starring Forest Whitaker as an African American butler working at the White House through multiple...
  • 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...
  • Vanessa M. Gezari on 'The Tender Soldier'

    Vanessa M. Gezari on 'The Tender Soldier'
    In “The Tender Soldier: A True Story of War and Sacrifice,” former Chicago Tribune reporter Vanessa M. Gezari looks at the Human Terrain System, an unusual program set up to help American soldiers understand the cultural context of information...
  • How the Chicago Tribune makes a front page

    How the Chicago Tribune makes a front page
    Readers often ask us: How do you pick the stories on the front page? The headlines? Here's a short video that explains the process from story summaries to headline writing. Chicago Tribune vice president and managing editor Jane Hirt, with editor...
  • Cake, icing recipes lost & found

    Cake, icing recipes lost & found
    Q: I saw your July 24th column ("Rye bread recipe lost … and found," Good Eating) in which you tracked down a missing beloved rye bread recipe. Could you work that magic again?  I had a Trib recipe for chocolate cake and icing which the Trib...
  • Using data, shedding light

    Using data, shedding light
    Data should be illuminative, not off-putting. At the Chicago Tribune News Applications team, we try to help that light shine a little brighter. Accomplishing that means taking advantage of the online medium to tell stories. The building blocks we use...
  • Chicago, under the gun

    Chicago, under the gun
    More than 1,200 people were wounded or killed by gunfire in Chicago this year so far. This is a statistical improvement for the city of Chicago. But for the families losing someone to violence, individuals count, not the numbers. After the tragedy...
  • 'Transformers' returns to Chicago with explosions

    'Transformers' returns to Chicago with explosions
    Michael Bay is back in Chicago and he brought the Autobots and Decepticons with him. Filming for the new “Transformers” movie began today at McCormick Place and will continue throughout the weekend in the Near East Side and Uptown...
  • The Biblioracle on preserving the funny pages

    The Biblioracle on preserving the funny pages
    One of the saddest casualties of the digital age is the physical newspaper. For me, one of the saddest parts of that larger loss is the likely end of the age of comic strips. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal,...
  • Dodgers owner Mark Walter explores possible purchase of L.A. Times

    Dodgers owner Mark Walter explores possible purchase of L.A. Times
    Mark Walter, the controlling owner of the Dodgers, said Friday he has been exploring a possible purchase of the Los Angeles Times. "The Los Angeles Times says something," Walter said before the Dodgers played the Boston Red Sox at Dodger Stadium. "It...
  • Kobe beef explained

    Kobe beef explained
    Q: Could you possibly clear up the notion of Kobe beef? From what I have read it is extremely hard to find the real stuff outside of Japan and that in the U.S. it's all just a big scam. —Patrick W. Marsden, Marina del Rey, Calif. A: Genuine...