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  • Essay: Sitting in judgment

    Essay: Sitting in judgment
    The word is "wodge" — and it explains everything. Wodge is a wonderful word. A playful word. Fun to say, fun to write, fun to see on the page. Had it not already existed, Dr. Seuss surely would have invented it. I first heard it a few years ago,...
  • Writing in the dark: Reflections on the literary art of Roger Ebert

    Writing in the dark: Reflections on the literary art of Roger Ebert
    Film critics are to filmmakers what Chicago is to New York: a little envious, a lot insecure, secretly fearful of second-class status. Hypersensitive to slights, real or imagined. Important — but not essential. The world would perish without movies;...
  • Check it out. Always check it out.

    Check it out. Always check it out.
    Chicago Tribune readers read recently about Jackie Kennedy-Harris, a former crack-addict and prostitute who turned her life around. It was a classic story of redemption. A narrative about a woman whose life was nearly destroyed by addiction, who...
  • What makes a happy worker happy?

    What makes a happy worker happy?
    The workplace advice columnist has only one natural enemy: the happy worker (Laborius contentus). This rare — some might say mythical — creature poses a threat to anyone who dispenses workplace-improvement tips for a living. But rather...
  • 'Motown: The Musical' on Broadway: What did the critics think?

    'Motown: The Musical' on Broadway: What did the critics think?
    "Motown: The Musical" -- the new Broadway jukebox musical that resurrects the Temptations, the Four Tops, Martha and the Vandellas and many more -- opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York on Sunday. The production, directed by Charles Randolph-...
  • Dealing with the Wrigley Field deal

    Dealing with the Wrigley Field deal
    And then, suddenly, there was a Wrigley Field deal. To readers wondering how this would affect their visits (or life) in Wrigleyville, the parameters of the deal were a draw in Monday's Chicago Tribune. So were the statements Monday of the deal's...
  • 'Destinations' ebook released

    'Destinations' ebook released
    Need ideas on a vacation or getaway? Near Chicago? Far away? Download our newest e-book, “Destinations,” a colorful collection of articles by Chicago Tribune travel writer Josh Noel, who offers useful recommendations on weekend jaunts and...
  • Bottle blues: Why does the wine taste worse at home?

    Bottle blues: Why does the wine taste worse at home?
    Q: When I've purchased wine lately at either a grocery store, or even a wine shop for that matter, it seems as though some of the wines have a sour taste to them. We can have wine in a restaurant and then purchase the same wine in a store and it doesn't...
  • Tribune Sports' tribute to Boston

    Tribune Sports' tribute to Boston
    In case you missed it, the cover of the Chicago Tribune Sports section Tuesday expressed support for the city of Boston in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon tragedy. Under a heading that proclaimed, "We are Chicago Red Sox, Chicago Celtics, Chicago...
  • Chicago Tribune sports department: Hang in there, Boston.

    Chicago Tribune sports department: Hang in there, Boston.
    In the midst of the Boston bombing aftermath came one of those moments of community. The urge to connect was shared across the country among families, runners, and sports cities. It was shared by concerned readers who came to the Tribune online in the...
  • Thomas Demand: A journey in great demand

    Thomas Demand: A journey in great demand
    John Lautner believed that "architecture should be really odd." To this end the midcentury American architect dotted Southern California with a concrete, glass and copper volcano for Bob Hope's second home, a dwelling that looks like a UFO perched on a...