| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:51 AM
Her students made her dreams of becoming an author come true!
Sheila Murphy Adams is a 5th grade teacher at Pawcatuck Middle School. "I have always loved to write," she says "when I became a teacher, I used a lot of my rhyming skills to teach...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Okra has an ardent proselytizer in Virginia Willis, the Atlanta-based chef, author and Southern food authority.
"I will cajole, entice, and seduce doubters into becoming believers," writes Willis in "Okra" ($18), one of the latest books in the Savor the...
| Jul 11, 2014
Chicago-area authors continue to tell us about their favorite characters from childhood books as a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication. Here's what they said....
| Jul 12, 2014
Lucille Bishop Smith was a chef, educator, entrepreneur and food corporation president who has been called the first African-American businesswoman in Texas. She is credited with inventing the first commercially marketed hot roll mix and establishing...
| Jul 12, 2014
Over the past several months, we have noted a fresh crop of Mediterranean offerings. Authors and publishers still find fresh pleasures in the food of the Med, and bet that readers will too.
Among the new books: "Balaboosta: Bold Mediterranean Recipes to...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:52 AM
I had an abortion. It was my second year of college, 1988. I was not raped, nor was I a reckless slut; I just got pregnant, as young women in the world do, and my boyfriend and I were young and in no position to be parents. Luckily, I had a friend who...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Last school year, third-grade teacher Lindsey Gaines of Donna Klein Jewish Academy (DKJA) in Boca Raton was inspired to lead by example, and she strived to encourage her young, innovative students.
Not only did Gaines challenge her students to use...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Gary Poliakoff has died. Here's the announcement from the firm Becker & Poliakoff. The funeral is Monday.:
Becker & Poliakoff Announces the Passing of firm co-founder Gary A. Poliakoff
We are deeply saddened to announce the untimely passing of...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Staff salaries and building maintenance costs are among the top considerations for Downers Grove Library officials as they begin putting together a new spending plan for 2015.
Library trustees examined some early budget figures at the July 23 meeting,...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Northwestern University has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against a woman whom the university hired to write a book about Chicago's notorious 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder trial. According to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court,...
| Jul 27, 2014
The Plantation Women's Club wants to know city residents' favorite foods and how to make them.
The organization is creating a recipe book, the first to be published by the club in 30 years, according to one of the recipe book's organizers, Betty Cobb,...