| Mar 30, 2013
| 10:00 AM
If Chicago author Benjamin Lytal were the typical writer of semi-autobiographical fiction, his first novel would have been the story of a young man who escaped his hometown in the interior of the country to become immersed in the colorful characters and...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 1:12 PM
The Rolling Stones wrapped up the last of their three shows at the United Center last week and are preparing for two shows this week in Boston, where it's a safe bet that the band members will try the local cuisine and kiss up to the crowd by lending...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:16 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google.com is the most visited online front door in the United States. According to Alexa, a longtime Internet statistics firm, it is also the second most visited home page in the world behind Facebook.com; roughly 40 percent of...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:09 AM
The CTA has selected seven artists to create artwork for seven Red Line stations that underwent renovations last year.
The CTA board on Wednesday approved the project funding, which won't exceed $381,900. More than 200 artists submitted their ideas...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:27 PM
The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago brought Hollywood royalty to the Ritz-Carlton Chicago on June 15. Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow was honored with the center's Renaissance Award.
"A Summer Soiree With Gwyneth...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:01 AM
Charlie Birnbaum, film director and manager of the Stonzek Theatre in the Lake Worth Playhouse, is the first to admit that “Consuming Spirits” is not for everyone. But its rewards, he says, are universal.
“It is absolutely beautiful....
| Oct 1, 2013
Chicago loves to call itself the cradle of modern architecture, but what exactly is modern architecture? The steel and glass skyscrapers of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe? The Prairie School houses of Frank Lloyd Wright?
Maybe those are the wrong questions....
| Apr 22, 2013
826CHI is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students. 826chi.org
Tom Acitelli is author...
| Apr 14, 2013
Sandra Smith was starting her first day as a sales trader in Chicago.
Leaving her second post-college job at a hedge fund in New York, she was back in the city where she grew up and where several members of her family had worked in the financial trading...
| May 3, 2013
| 12:47 PM
About 150,000 people attend Printers Row Lit Fest each year to wander the book fair lining Dearborn Street and to listen to authors speak about their work. For a handful of the 200 or so authors who will appear this year, the event will be a homecoming....
| May 11, 2013
| 11:14 AM
In “Red Azalea,” her best-selling 1994 memoir, Anchee Min told the compelling story of her childhood and early adulthood in China during the Cultural Revolution. The daughter of former teachers who were reassigned to jobs as manual laborers in...