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  • 'Glass Closet': The double life of a gay chief executive

    'Glass Closet': The double life of a gay chief executive
    "I was not a victim," declares John Browne, the former chief executive of BP, in his new book, "The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good Business," published by Harper Business. "We must own up to our choices and I had made some bad ones." The former...
  • RedEye's guide to Printers Row Lit Fest

    RedEye's guide to Printers Row Lit Fest
    There's nothing wrong with the usual summer fest trifecta of curb-sitting, head-bobbing and beer-sipping, but if you're craving a little more substance, mark your calendar for Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held June 7 and 8 in the blocks...
  • In session with the Unarius Academy of Science at Cinefamily

    In session with the Unarius Academy of Science at Cinefamily
    This weekend the Cinefamily will feature a series of events under the banner “Welcome Space Brothers: The Films of the Unarius Academy of Science,” dedicated to introducing audiences to the spiritual and scientific group, based in El Cajon,...
  • Film Review: 'Chinese Puzzle' is solid entry in series

    Film Review: 'Chinese Puzzle' is solid entry in series
    The big comedy release this week is Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West," which is just fine if you're a fan of grossout jokes. If your taste runs in a little more...adult?...direction, you could do worse than to check out "Chinese...
  • Collective amnesia prevails in China 25 years after Tiananmen Square

    Collective amnesia prevails in China 25 years after Tiananmen Square
    Hu Jia is under house arrest again in Bobo Freedom City, his Beijing apartment complex, as he often is come late spring. Two plainclothes officers are just downstairs, Hu says, and four or five are at the front gate; the veteran activist is allowed to...
  • But ... we've got Google

    But ... we've got Google
    Doorstop, makeshift weight, a decent step stool or an ironic dress: Phone books have many uses these days, but their intended purpose isn't always one of them. 1.2 million phone books have already been distributed this year to Chicago doorsteps. And Dex...
  • Jean Norris, creator of Twin Vision books for the blind, dies at 96

    Jean Norris overheard a comment by a blind woman in 1959 that broke her heart. The woman said she couldn't participate in one of the joys of parenting: bedtime reading. Norris, who was sighted and volunteered for a blind service organization, had an...
  • Two Texas women sue over 'Fifty Shades of Grey' profits

    Two Texas women sue over 'Fifty Shades of Grey' profits
    Two women in Texas are suing the owner of the Writers Coffee Shop, Amanda Hayward, for a share of the profits from "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James. The erotic novel was originally published by the tiny Australian e-book publisher and was already...
  • Carson may find politics is job for politicians

    Ben Carson is following in the footsteps of Walter Cronkite and Lee Iacocca as a nonpolitician being publicly mentioned as a candidate for the most political of jobs, the U.S. presidency. Carson, a retired physician at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions,...
  • Amazon and Hachette: The dispute in 13 easy steps

    Amazon and Hachette: The dispute in 13 easy steps
    An unusually public battle is being waged between Amazon and one of America's top five publishers, Hachette. Why the rancor? Here's what you need to know. 1. What is Hachette? Although Hachette publishes about 1,000 books a year, you've probably...
  • Learning a second language at any age may slow the brain's decline

    Learning a second language at any age may slow the brain's decline
    Bilingual education in schools has long been a political hot potato -- it was banned in California by a 1998 ballot measure, which the state Senate is now asking voters to repeal. But politics aside, there's an increasing amount of scientific support...