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  • Comic-Con 2014: Outcry, action against harassment grows

     
    SAN DIEGO — Mariah Huehner attended her first Comic-Con as a newly minted comic book editor a few years ago, […]...
  • reFramed: In conversation with Jennifer Loeber

     
    Sifting through decades of family photos for a slideshow at my mom's memorial service, combined with helping my dad clean out her closet, planted the original seed of an idea. I'm already nostalgic under the happiest of circumstances, so dealing with a...
  • Business lessons via road trip

      Three business school professors go into a shoe store in Maine on a whim. They come out with an idea. Inside, the trio of economists were so bugged by a salesman's persistence that they were driven to ask what the heck was happening. Soon all...
  • Jim Brosnan, big league pitcher and author, dies

    Jim Brosnan, big league pitcher and author, dies
    Bespectacled and frequently hunched over a portable typewriter with pipe in his mouth during downtime on the road, Jim Brosnan, who pitched for the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox during a nine-year Major League Baseball career, was known by his...
  • Yorktown native to lead mystery conference

    Yorktown native to lead mystery conference
    Award-winning mystery and science fiction author Donna Andrews, whose titles "Murder with Peacocks" and "Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingos" are set in her native Yorktown, has been named toastmaster of the 2014 Deadly Ink Mystery Conference. The...
  • Free e-books aren't what they used to be

    It used to be that offering an e-book for free was a sure way to get a bump in attention, move up sales ranks and possibly be on the way to bestsellerdom. Now, not so much. The 2014 Smashwords survey, covering April 2013-March 2014, says free e-books...
  • 'Don't Put That In There' debunks common sex myths

    'Don't Put That In There' debunks common sex myths
    Almost as fun as reading "Don't Put That In There! And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked" (St. Martin's Griffin) is catching the glances of your fellow commuters as you devour it on the El. With chapter titles that include "Nobody Has Pubic Hair These Days,"...
  • Women & Children First starts fresh chapter with new owners

    Women & Children First starts fresh chapter with new owners
    Women & Children First bookstore enthusiasts, of whom there are legions, let out a collective cheer last week when the outgoing owners announced they were handing the reins to Sarah Hollenbeck and Lynn Mooney, current employees and friends to the...
  • Object Lesson: Hollywood mechanic's rare Japanese internment photos

    Object Lesson: Hollywood mechanic's rare Japanese internment photos
    In the photo, a young boy hangs on a fence. His face is partially obscured; his eyes hover just above his bent knuckles. His stance is playful. On first impression, he looks like any kid in the middle of play. The background, however, tells another...
  • 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...
  • Tribune Company Publishing Spinoff Coming on Aug. 4

    The Tribune Company will spinoff its publishing business on Aug. 4 and will begin regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange the following day. The media conglomerate's board of directors approved final details of the split, paving the way for the...