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  • 2 movies try to unravel the mystery that is Algren

    2 movies try to unravel the mystery that is Algren
    Nelson Algren used to write books in and about Chicago. Though his name and reputation have diminished over the last decades, he lingers in the shadows. The Tribune has presented yearly literary awards for short stories in his name since 1981, though some of the winners have not read a word of Algren's work. There is a yearly birthday celebration in his honor thrown by the Nelson Algren Committee since 1989, but it attracts only a few dozen devotees.
  • 5 Chicagoans who should run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    5 Chicagoans who should run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel
    Sure, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both hit the town this week to support their boy Pat Quinn. But there’s another election on the horizon in Chicago. And with Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis' health concerns, we’re all left...

    Steve Carell and Tina Fey: from Chicago to TIFF

    Steve Carell and Tina Fey: from Chicago to TIFF
    For reasons only partly related to his virtually unrecognizable presence on screen, Steve Carell appears headed for an Academy Award nomination (actor? supporting actor? tough call) for an eerily subtle portrayal of the unstable and ultimately murderous...

    Chicago's the secret for Steve Conrad writer

    Chicago's the secret for Steve Conrad writer
    First published as a 1939 short story in the New Yorker, James Thurber's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" crawls inside the mind of an unassuming man: Walter Mitty, serious daydreamer. Well, who isn't? I prefer to think of daydreams as mind movies...

    Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'

    Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'
    Moving downward from the shoulder, the arms of Neil Shubin, fish paleontologist, are built like this: one bone, two bones, lots of bones, digits. The same is true for a bird's wing, a leopard's forward leg and the front fins of Tiktaalik, the ancient...