| Oct 21, 2011
| 8:33 PM
Some things are made to order when it comes to themes of near-universal interest: love, romance, coming of age. And yes, hard times for hope when adult life gets under way during recessionary economic times.
How rich the experience, then, for those who...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 1:08 PM
On Nov. 3, 2002, Arthur Miller stepped up to the Armour Stage at Symphony Center, stood at the podium and read from his book "On Politics and the Art of Acting," in which he explored the American political stage.
As inaugural winner of the Tribune...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 12:57 PM
Lifetime achievement awards are often conferred on luminary figures toward the end of their lives, and not necessarily to people in full command of their powers. That's one reason we used the simple title Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for the honor we...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 9:28 AM
If you think divorce is no laughing matter, you have not seen Noel Coward's "Private Lives." In any event, go see the expertly staged production at Baltimore's Everyman Theatre.
The late English playwright makes divorce-related arguments sound so...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 11:40 AM
At the center of this lovely novel is newlywed Mary Walker, who returns to the rural territory of her childhood with her new husband and a plan to restore the house in which she was raised. After her husband falls to his death on a mountain hike, Mary...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 12:44 AM
| Nov 27, 2011
| 8:00 AM
It's 1922 and nothing much is up in Pasadena. Not among the orange groves, not along the leafy streets. Just as the little old ladies like it.
But wait. Down in the Arroyo Seco, a crew has just started putting up some kind of stadium. On Pepper Street,...
| Dec 10, 2012
Why would the Chicago Tribune, where well-documented fact is the basic of everything we do, run a nationally recognized contest for original short fiction?
How did the Chicago Tribune come to run a nationally recognized contest for original short...
| Jul 26, 2012
Jess Walter's critically acclaimed new book "Beautiful Ruins" contains many of the characters and attitudes of the classic Hollywood novel — doomed heroes and heroines lurching from troubled pasts toward impossible dreams. The bestseller, generating...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Join us in reading Ben Fountain's latest novel, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," the August Printers Row Book of the Month selection.
After an embedded Fox News television crew captures a few moments of warfare waged between Iraqi insurgents and the...
| Jul 29, 2012
The gig: David Jones, who owns a floral studio bearing his name in West Hollywood, has counted some of the world's most powerful people among his clients. From humble beginnings growing up in the Midwest, the florist has traveled the world —...