| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:34 PM
Recently Steve and Johnnie welcomed back in studio Chicago's Ghost Hunter Richard Crowe for his annual Halloween visit. During the course of the evening, they discussed various ghouls and goblins including everyone's favorite: Resurrection Mary. Below are...
| Mar 25, 2011
Leonard Weinglass, a crusading lawyer who championed radical and liberal causes and clients in some of the most controversial trials of the 1960s and '70s, including the Chicago 7 and Pentagon Papers cases, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 77.
| May 22, 2011
From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ
Jerry Yang with Mark Tabb
Yang's memoir of becoming a world-class poker champion starts with his family, along with thousands of other Hmong, fleeing their Laotian homeland during the Vietnam...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:17 AM
Memoir writing: How do you turn a life story into something more than a slog through boring facts? Perhaps Carol LaChapelle has an answer. 11 a.m., University Center/Multimedia Room
— Judy Hevrdejs, reporter
Tavern recipes: Susan and Drew...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 1:45 PM
It was H. L. Mencken's last party, and the invitation had been written more than 25 years earlier.
I was among the invited guests at the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Cathedral Street to witness the opening of Mencken's final papers, which his will...
| Jan 30, 2012
As a top television comedy director who won an Emmy directing "The Dick Van Dyke Show"in the early 1960s, John Rich was faced with a tough choice in 1970.
On the same day he received a phone call from Mary Tyler Moore wanting to set up a meeting to...
| Jun 26, 2011
Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned
John A. Farrell
Doubleday: 400 pp., $32.50
For five stormy, pivotal decades, Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) was a towering figure in U.S. jurisprudence and politics. He served as defense lawyer for the people...
| Jul 20, 2011
A recent report by the Chicago Bar Foundation found more than a million low income people in Cook County need legal services, and there are only 300 legal aid attorneys to help them. The Legal Aid Society was started in the late 1800's by famous...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 12:04 PM
Today's retirement communities often exceed buyers' wildest expectations. Amazing fitness center? Check. Multiple dining venues? Check. Transportation, university courses, lively locations? Check, check, and check.
You may be interested to know that many...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 8:57 AM
Tony award-nominated actor Laurence Luckinbill will play the Jewish patriarch Abraham in a new one-man play, "Abraham," by the actor on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Unity of Greater Hartford, the spiritual center at 919 Ellington Road (Route 30) in...
| Sep 5, 2012
If warblers had Outlook calendars, the month of September would be marked, "Fly south."
And some would have an extra note: "Stop at Wooded Island."
They do, in profusion. For anyone curious to see the colorful birds that pass through Chicago on their...