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  • 'Book of My Lives': Aleksander Hemon's remarkable tale

    'Book of My Lives': Aleksander Hemon's remarkable tale
    Aleksandar Hemon landed in the United States two decades ago, January 1992. He was 27, a young Bosnian journalist from Sarajevo arriving on a one-month visa, arranged through a cultural exchange program sponsored by the State Department. Just after he...
  • 'Canada' by Richard Ford

    This is a hard book to read, because while the story compels readers to read with urgency, the linguistic prowess is so stunning that one is forced to slow down and reread passages. Narrated by Dell Parsons, surely one of the most memorable characters in...
  • Office snack season: Time to loosen those belts

    Office snack season: Time to loosen those belts
    The problem with the bags of treats and trays of cookies that appear around the office this time of year is that if you don't eat them you get sent to prison. At least, that's what I told myself several years and several thousand Snickers ago. I now...
  • Workers, get ready for 2014

    Workers, get ready for 2014
    As has become tradition at I Just Work Here Inc., I'm going to end the year and start a new one by turning this space over to some of the fine workplace experts I interviewed in 2013, allowing them to share advice for the months to come. I thank you all...
  • Winter 2014 in Jazz Music: Two Marsalises, Gregory Porter and Jack DeJohnette

    Winter 2014 in Jazz Music: Two Marsalises, Gregory Porter and Jack DeJohnette
    The tempo of Chicago jazz never slows, as this winter's highlights show: Patricia Barber: An inimitable singer-pianist-songwriter, Barber returns to her weekly engagement at the Green Mill Jazz Club. Riding the critical success of her 2013 album "Smash"...
  • Victor Goines' profile rising in Chicago, NYC and beyond

    Victor Goines' profile rising in Chicago, NYC and beyond
    These are lively days – and nights – for saxophonist-clarinetist Victor Goines, who last weekend presented the world premiere of an original orchestral suite at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York and this weekend offers new music over three...
  • Our Top 10 new faces ... and where you'll see them next

    Our Top 10 new faces  ... and where you'll see them next
    Introducing our Top 10 Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater. We have improvisers and comedians, singers and storytellers and impeccably trained actors aplenty. We think you're looking here at some soon-to-be-famous faces. Either way, once the heat of summer...
  • LGBT ally groups can improve an office

    LGBT ally groups can improve an office
    As human beings, we are at our best when we can be ourselves, when we live without fear of judgment or the pressures of putting on airs. As workers, logically, it's no different. An employee living authentically, unencumbered by the distractions of...
  • 'Big Fish' writer chats with the minnows

    'Big Fish' writer chats with the minnows
    A group of influential screenwriters will converge on Chicago this weekend, including Lucy Alibar (whose script for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was nominated for an Oscar this year) and Bob Gale (who wrote all three "Back to the Future" films). They'...
  • Harris: Futuristic inventions Illinois scientists are working on today

     Harris: Futuristic inventions Illinois scientists are working on today
    Philip Laible, Argonne National Laboratory: endurance bioenergy reactor. An endurance bioenergy reactor. Huh? Most of us have seen one — in a movie. In "Back to the Future," Doc barrels his DeLorean into the McFlys' driveway. "What are you...
  • Is it jazz, classical, Western, Eastern? Simon Shaheen defies labels

    Is it jazz, classical, Western, Eastern? Simon Shaheen defies labels
    For more than three decades, the Palestinian oud virtuoso Simon Shaheen has relentlessly championed his soft-spoken instrument across America and beyond. He has penned solo works, pieces for oud with wind quintet and string quartet and compositions...