| Feb 11, 2011
| 1:50 PM
"Don't tiger mother me!" my daughter replied the other evening in response to the obligatory nightly homework question.
Eye-rolling and laughter ensued, and it became clear that the phrase "tiger mother" had entered the national lexicon. Since The Wall...
| Feb 17, 2011
| Feb 24, 2011
| 12:42 PM
Literary Editor Elizabeth Taylor discuses the inaugural "Author Talk" with Amy Chua:
"How to compete with Stephen Colbert? Or Katie Couric? Or Meredith Vieira? They've all interviewed or reported on Amy Chua, and she has been everywhere.
Now it was my...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 5:00 AM
It's the Year of the Tiger — not according to the Chinese lunar calendar, but in the world of publishing.
"Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" by Amy Chua has made waves with an account of super-striving Chinese parenting. "The Tiger's Wife," a...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 1:25 PM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Book Club
In January: We celebrated our 11th anniversary.
We have discussed: Nearly 80 books.
Our group: Ranges in age from 40s to 80s and includes women and men with a wide mix of careers.
We don't: Get off target...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 4:43 PM
Hoyne Book Club
Our book club started: With two neighbors who shared books, then thought it would be fun to include other women on our block.
Once or twice a year: We have a field trip pairing a theme of a book with an outing. For example, the group...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Dear Members of Printers Row,
What a nice ring to that phrase!
On behalf of my colleagues here at the Chicago Tribune, I'm delighted to welcome you to this great new adventure: Printers Row.
This is the first of your weekly newsletters, and a step in...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Is anyone else getting tired of being told that American parents are doing it all wrong?
Last year it was Tiger Mom, and her somewhat enlightening but highly insulting opinions about lax, indulgent Western parents.
Now we're treated to the newest...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 2:34 PM
Electronic readers will make their debut this week at Anne Arundel County public libraries, when 200 e-readers become available for patrons to take home.
E-reader technology allows a user to have hundreds of hours of reading materials on a portable,...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 1:08 PM
On Nov. 3, 2002, Arthur Miller stepped up to the Armour Stage at Symphony Center, stood at the podium and read from his book "On Politics and the Art of Acting," in which he explored the American political stage.
As inaugural winner of the Tribune...
| Feb 3, 2011
It’s hard to go anywhere these days, especially if you’re a parent with young kids, where the conversation doesn’t eventually turn to Amy Chua’s red-hot childrearing memoir, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” It...