| Aug 16, 2011
| 8:00 AM
To President Obama and members of Congress:
When will you as leaders and representatives of a very large group of seniors start to wake up and realize, that the United States government cannot continue to pay for everything. At the age of 81, I do look...
| Jun 27, 2011
When news of Chief Executive JamesTyree's death spread through the 12 floors of Mesirow Financial late on March 16, several dozen employees converged on President Richard Price's office to console each other.
"There seemed to be a magnetic pull to...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 3:56 PM
The death of Sun-Times owner James Tyree has been ruled an accident by the Cook County medical examiner.
An autopsy on Tyree found that he died of an air embolism following a dialysis catheter removal, the office said. It also listed pneumonia and...
| Apr 3, 2011
I do not envy those who desire to break in to writing fiction about cops. Although private-eye novels are enough on the commercial downswing that it's high time for a proper revival of the subgenre, police procedurals are in the midst of a mass media...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 6:45 PM
Phyllis Hope Price, age 91, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2011, in Burbank, CA after being hospitalized at St. Joseph Medical Center with a life threatening infection.
Phyllis is survived by her five children: Phyllis Johs and husband, Anton,...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Our club is made up of all men ranging in age from 27 to 43. Most of us are business professionals, although we do have a couple of starving artists in the group.
We have been meeting monthly in coffee shops on the city's North and South Sides for...
| May 1, 2008
| 6:38 PM
|| Fiction || weeks on list ||
|| 1. || Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf: $25) Stories of U.S.-born children and their Bengali parents straddling cultures. || 4 ||
|| 2. || The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander...
| May 11, 2008
City of Thieves
Viking: 260 pp., $24.95
DAVID BENIOFF'S second novel (after "The 25th Hour," which Spike Lee directed for the screen) features a snappy plot, a buoyant friendship, a quirky courtship, an assortment of menacing bad...
| Jan 17, 2010
George B. Leonard, a journalist whose prescient reporting on California's cultural upheavals led him to popularize the philosophies and practices of the human potential movement as one of its early leaders, died Jan. 6 at his home in Mill Valley, Calif....
| Dec 12, 2009
Screenwriter worked with her husband
Rose Kaufman, 70, who co-wrote the screenplays for “The Wanderers” and "Henry & June" with her writer-director husband, Philip, died of cancer Monday at her home in San Francisco.
| Mar 15, 2009
William Morrow: 408 pp., $24.99
It's rarely wise to compare someone to a legend. Inevitably, somebody is going to question the math. Yet as you read the first 200 pages of "Pain Killers," Jerry Stahl's second novel...