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  • Five kids books for Passover

    Five kids books for Passover
    Perhaps more than any other Jewish festival, Passover is about telling stories. At the Seder, or ceremonial dinner, that takes place Monday on the first night of the holiday, Jews around the world will retell the biblical tale of the Israelites' escape...
  • Rick Kogan on Robert Goldsborough's second calling

    Rick Kogan on Robert Goldsborough's second calling
    Robert Goldsborough is and always has been a gentleman, a rare thing for a newspaperman to be in the still gruff/rough-and-tumble era when Goldsborough worked in all manner of high-level editorial capacities for the Chicago Tribune and later for...
  • 'Serpentine' by Mark Laita: Images that strike

    'Serpentine' by Mark Laita: Images that strike
    When Mark Laita set out to photograph snakes, he did it because it was "just something that's compelling in this case, sensual and captivating. I'm not trying to show you what that Mexican black kingsnake looks like. It's just a beautiful form." Or at...
  • B.J. Best's power-up poetry

    B.J. Best's power-up poetry
    While gamers worldwide play video games for entertainment, poet and college professor B.J. Best played them to find inspiration. It was "research," he told his wife, for a book of poetry. The fruits of all Best's thumb labor came in the form of "But Our...
  • Calzone v. stromboli

    Calzone v. stromboli
    Q: What's the difference between a calzone and a strombolli? I might have misspelled that. It's early and my coffee hasn't kicked in. —Susan Durian, Chicago The calzone is defined as a "half-moon shaped stuffed pizza" by "The Deluxe Food Lover's...
  • A grammarian's lament

    A grammarian's lament
    I recently read David Quammen's "Spillover," a scary, brilliant book about zoonotic diseases. Quammen is a marvelous stylist. But I was dismayed to discover, on page 506, this sentence: "One of the things that makes influenza so problematic, Webster said,...
  • Inside the BRD: Former Bruton baseball star Mark Montgomery appears poised for move to New York Yankees in 2013

    Lots going on with former Bruton High and Longwood University baseball star Mark Montgomery these days. He got to pitch a little with the New York Yankees earlier in spring training and, according to numerous media outlets, is poised to make it to the...
  • Who'd be ideal coach for UCLA basketball?

    Calipari or Smart David Teel Daily Press Three Final Fours but no banner in 10 years like Ben Howland? Not good enough at UCLA. Befitting the Hollywood aura, the ideal candidate is an A-list personality with an oversized ego, designer wardrobe...
  • Mount Carmel's Buss, Simeon's Parker win Ms., Mr. Basketball

    Mount Carmel's Buss, Simeon's Parker win Ms., Mr. Basketball
    She beat out one of his former teammates, a McDonald's All-American, for her first Ms. Basketball of Illinois award. He is a McDonald's All-American and topped one of his friends to win Mr. Basketball of Illinois for an unprecedented second time. In a...
  • Reader reaction to our CTA Ventra coverage

    Reader reaction to our CTA Ventra coverage
    I occasionally hear from commuters who want to know whether there are any citizens activist groups they could possibly join to establish a louder, more impactful voice resulting in public transit improvements in the Chicago region. Unfortunately,...
  • Sneak Peek: next TribU newsroom courses

    Sneak Peek: next TribU newsroom courses
    One TribU program we really enjoy preparing are our classes built around how the newsroom covers current events. Business Planning Editor and current events session organizer Andrea Hanis is just finalizing April's three classes -- TribU: How the Newsroom...