| May 20, 2011
| 1:58 PM
"Work, as you will see, is imagined broadly in these stories - as labor, as chores, as business, as duty, as habit, as memory, as art, and as priestly avocation," writes Richard Ford in his introduction to this wonderful anthology of stories about work,...
| May 20, 2011
| 4:34 PM
LOWER EAST SIDE, NY (PIX11) -- An art gallery owner is bringing sex-ed to a Lower East Side elementary school and it has the community outraged. Dino Eli, owner of Windows Gallery on Orchard Street, is apparently banking on the refrain that “any...
| Jul 14, 2012
One day in 1962, the Hollywood legend Darryl F. Zanuck turned to his 27-year-old son, Richard, seeking advice.
Whom, the elder Zanuck asked, should he appoint head of production of 20th Century Fox, which had fallen on hard times and was losing...
| May 24, 2011
| 3:45 PM
I was just finishing up the Page 2 note for Wednesday and wanted to fill you in on details about the Printers Row Lit Fest and the Trib Nation tent where you can hang out and talk with us that weekend.
First off, the Chicago Tribune’s Printers...
| May 27, 2011
| 3:30 PM
Calling young readers - and grown-ups who read those types of books. Printers Row Lit Fest is the place for you!
Our programming this year reflects the explosion in wonderful books for young readers who are beginning to develop their own taste in...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Now that Conrad’s is closed, folks are wondering. Where to eat? Where will we eat at midnight?
Where will the Presbyterians eat after church?
Where will Paco go for lunch?
(Paco’s Barbershop is awesome. Confidential to Vons: We can...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 12:27 PM
How often does one encounter a book set on the 2100 block of Sheffield Avenue?
And the crime at the heart of the book takes place on my birthday, and is covered in the Chicago Tribune.
The novel hits every hot button -- a retired orthopedic surgeon is...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 3:32 PM
The Nelson Algren Short Story Prize 2011 goes to Billy Lombardo, for his beautifully written story, “Clover."
Here's an interview with him after the award.
Lombardo, a teacher at the Latin School of Chicago, is a resident of Forest Park, and...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:54 PM
Deep in the bowels of Laurel Park, beneath the oval where Secretariat, Seabiscuit and Barbaro once tread, runs a tunnel. It's a long-forgotten passage that bigwigs once used to escape the raucous crowds above.
Queen Elizabeth II, who raced a horse at...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 10:42 AM
Some 400 people, including many famous friends, gathered in a theater at the Warner Bros. studio lot in Burbank to remember the illustrious life and career of Elizabeth Taylor.
Actors Colin Farrell and Michael Caine and singer Elton John joined family...
| Oct 18, 2011
Second of two parts
When Philip Berg decided in the early 1970s to teach kabbalah to the masses, he predicted that orthodox rabbis would stone him and his wife, Karen. For a long time, that seemed a pompous overstatement. Few people had even heard of the...