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  • Starting at the beginning

    Starting at the beginning
    On a recent January night, about 100 people gathered in the Tribune Tower to discuss the art of the short story and to kick off the 2013 Nelson Algren Short Story Award contest. Five Algren Award winners — David Michael Kaplan, Joe Meno, Billy Lombardo, Baird Harper and Jeremy T. Wilson — read and dissected the opening paragraphs of their award-winning pieces. The writers educated audience members about place, intent, character, setting and the tenuous balance between humor and drama. While all the authors have different writing procedures — starting with outlines or not, continuously editing a piece or setting it away for a bit — they stressed the importance of just putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). As last year's winner, Wilson, said: "The most important part of writing is just allowing yourself to wander around in the story."
  • Nelson Algren contest 2013: Celebrate short story writing; join the ranks

    Nelson Algren contest 2013: Celebrate short story writing; join the ranks
    The Nelson Algren contest has discovered writers, including Stuart Dybek and Louise Erdrich, who have gone on to distinguished careers. This year, we’ve also expanded the awards to 10, with plans to publish these new stories in Printers Row Journal....

    Fashion Diary: 'Snow White's' Colleen Atwood to launch HSN line

    Fashion Diary: 'Snow White's' Colleen Atwood to launch HSN line
    "Annie Hall"inspired women to learn how to tie a tie. "Flashdance" set off a craze for ripped sweat shirts. And "Pulp Fiction" made the classic white shirt a hot fashion item. But how many people know the names of the costume designers who inspired these...

    All that glitters: the costumes of 'Burlesque'

    Call him the accidental trendsetter. Costume designer Michael Kaplan's futuristic-noir look for "Blade Runner" inspired an Alexander McQueen fashion collection. His "Fight Club" designs were soon being paid tribute to by his designer friend Marc Jacobs as...

    Costume Designer Guild goes for ‘Black Swan’

    The folks who do costumes see “True Grit,” “Black Swan” and “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” as films whose clothes merit nominations in their wardrobing awards. “The Fighter” and “The King's Speech&#...