| Apr 25, 2014
Who I am
Joe Benincase from New York City.
One unique thing about me
As a kid, I did whatever I could to avoid reading books in school. But eventually I fell in love with reading through comic books and "Star Wars" novelizations. It wasn't until I...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” enchanted millions of readers around the world and popularized the emerging Latin American literary genre known as magic realism, has...
| Apr 25, 2014
In late summer of 1974, I was reading "One Hundred of Years of Solitude" in an apartment that felt like solitude. I didn't have much in the way of furniture — bed, stove, noisy refrigerator. I would soon be off to graduate school, stripped of...
| May 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Even his hair looks presidential.
In his long, varied career actor William Devane has played more than his share of bad guys, romantic leads and comic characters. But he's best known to audiences for his political roles.
It makes sense. There's...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:13 PM
(This letter appeared in the Tribune on Dec. 19, 2013. It was the last of the more than 40 letters William R. Cahill had published by the newspaper. Mr. Cahill died on Jan. 24 at his Wheaton home.)
A lifetime of Christmases
I think of the Depression...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Univision Communications is expected to preach about its ability to reach Hispanic consumers in the United States across a broad portfolio of 16 broadcast, cable and digital networks as part of its upfront presentation set to take place Tuesday.
| May 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Dorothy Hodgkin made incredible contributions to science. But while checking out the achievements of this Google Doodle-celebrated chemist, pause to appreciate some of the factors that shaped her intellect -- intriguing parents and a childhood that smacks...
| Apr 27, 2014
The first time I met Gabriel García Márquez, then an unknown writer in Mexico, was on July 6, 1962, in the office of the producer of Luis Buñuel's movie "Viridiana." I remember the date well because after noticing the headline, Gabo asked to borrow the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:41 AM
If you visit Stockholm, don't miss the chance to sample an authentic Swedish smorgasbord at the Grand Hotel. Not only is the meal steeped in tradition, the setting is spectacular, with views of the busy harbor, Old Town and the Royal Palace.
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
I could barely watch the Winter Olympics last month because at 44-years-old, I was finally aware that I would never win a gold medal at the half pipe. So much so that when I went away skiing with my family last weekend, I couldn't even bring myself to...
| Mar 26, 2014
President Obama is scheduled to visit Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday, and the meeting will probably take the usual form of encounters between presidents and pontiffs: a polite conversation about their common agenda on poverty and world peace,...