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  • Finding beauty in truth -- even the tarnished parts

    Finding beauty in truth -- even the tarnished parts
    A person can only say so much about countertops, and Glennon Doyle Melton had said enough. Enough about countertops and Little League and all the ways her life was good and healthy and enviable. It was exhausting, and it was not the whole story. It...
  • North St. John's diving team remains undefeated

    The North St. John's dive team closed out another undefeated regular season with a pair of convincing victories. The team defeated the Five Oaks Barracudas on the road July 11 and then the St. Andrew's Dive Team at home. Special tributes were given to...
  • Tracy Letts, Gladwell on tap for Ideas Week

    Actor/writer Tracy Letts, author Malcolm Gladwell and musician/producer T-Bone Burnett are among the first speakers being revealedfor the third annual Chicago Ideas Week, which will run Oct. 14-20. After its expansion last year, Ideas Week Executive...
  • Looking Out: Pa. county defies state's same-sex marriage ban

    Looking Out: Pa. county defies state's same-sex marriage ban
    The fight for marriage equality in Pennsylvania just got mighty interesting. Despite the Keystone State's ban on same-sex marriage, at least five same-sex couples were issued marriage licenses in a suburban Philadelphia county where local Register of...
  • Glendale Central Library clips cat collection

    Glendale Central Library clips cat collection
    Twenty years ago, Cindy Cleary was working in Glendale's Central Library when a recipe in a special collections room caught her eye. It was a recipe for cooking a cat. "That was a stunner when I came across that," said Cleary, who is now director of...
  • Advice: My family won't accept who I am

    Advice: My family won't accept who I am
    Dear Anna, I'm really struggling with relationships for a number of reasons. I've known I was a lesbian since I was 14. I am now in my 20s and things really haven't gotten any easier. My parents still do not accept it, and I find that I'm having a...
  • Donating your kids' gifts

    Donating your kids' gifts
     Half your kid's gifts are untouched. Should you suggest donating a few? Parent advice From our panel of staff contributors I think the more practical thing to do is to suggest donating used things that the child has outgrown or doesn't use...
  • Hatchet Job of the Year announces 2013 shortlist, dings Morrissey

    Hatchet Job of the Year announces 2013 shortlist, dings Morrissey
    "Morrissey is plainly the most ornery, cantankerous, entitled, whingeing, self-martyred human being who ever drew breath. And those are just his good qualities." — A.A. Gill on "Autobiography" by Morrissey. It's that time again: The Hatchet Job of...
  • Jon Anderson, 1936-2014

    Jon Anderson, 1936-2014
    Jon Anderson, an unflappable Canadian with a shock of white hair, a patrician demeanor and a cheerful facility in French, quickly stood out in 1970s-era Chicago newsrooms marked by chain-smoking reporters, clacking typewriters, hurled invectives and...
  • Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★★ 1/2

    Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★&#9733 1/2
    The documentary "Life Itself," directed by Steve James of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters" and based on the late Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir, could have settled for well-meaning hagiography or a feature-length pitch for sainthood. Many of Ebert's far-...
  • Hell yeah/Hell no: Is it appropriate to light a bag on fire if it's taking up a CTA seat?

    Hell yeah/Hell no: Is it appropriate to light a bag on fire if it's taking up a CTA seat?
    Welcome to Hell yeah/Hell no, RedEye's regular column in which we answer your questions about etiquette in Chicago and how to not be an asshole, in general. *Jessica is not a professional etiquette expert, nor is she that great of a human being, to be...