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  • Author of 'Patent Leather Shoes' dies

    Author of 'Patent Leather Shoes' dies
    John R. Powers, the author of the made-in-Chicago hit “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” and a nostalgist who helped thousands laugh at their complex memories of rigorous parochial schooling, died early Thursday morning. He was...
  • James Franco and poet Frank Bidart draw a crowd

    James Franco and poet Frank Bidart draw a crowd
    Just the other day, the day that James Franco visited the Poetry Foundation to speak with acclaimed poet and mentor Frank Bidart on stage before a sold-out crowd of 800, the following poetic events happened: About 5:40 p.m on Wednesday, outside...
  • Meet artist Michelle Grabner, Whitney Biennial 2014 curator

    Meet artist Michelle Grabner, Whitney Biennial 2014 curator
    A few months before Michelle Grabner presided over the final details of the prestigious 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art here, a white Buick LeSabre plowed into the side of her small art gallery in Oak Park. This was back in the...
  • The argument against raising minimum wage

    The argument against raising minimum wage
    Remember, folks, last week's column focused on those who favor raising the federal minimum wage. This column looks at those opposed. Don't accuse me of being one-sided — I'm just keeping the two sides separated, so they don't get in a fight. If...
  • Everybody's a curator

    Everybody's a curator
    You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so. Therefore you curate movies. You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music. I don't have a...
  • In minimum wage debate, both sides make valid points

    In minimum wage debate, both sides make valid points
    After two weeks of detailing the arguments for and against raising the federal minimum wage — interviewing economists and policy experts, poring over a flood of emails from workers and business owners, reading scads of papers pro and con — I'...
  • John Kass: Ruling could mean future shock for college football

    Even a former cornerback who failed to graduate from Whatsamatta U. can deduce what will happen to college football in America. Football's past may have been all about raccoon coats and chants of Boola-Boola. But the future of college football will be...
  • 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"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Historic Patio Theater to close in April

    Historic Patio Theater to close in April
    The historic Patio Theater in Portage Park has been in Demetri Kouvalis' family since 1987. His father ran the movie theater until 2001, when the air conditioning broke. The repairs were more than the family could afford, and the theater, built in 1927,...