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  • 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...
  • The new old Marconi's salad at Capital Grille doesn't disappoint

    The new old Marconi's salad at Capital Grille doesn't disappoint
    Peggy Thalheimer remembers the first time she went to Maison Marconi's. It was 1973, and she had just moved to Charm City. "My husband told me he was going to take me to the best restaurant in Baltimore," said Thalheimer, who acknowledged that the...
  • Garrison Keillor, living and aging in Lake Wobegon

    Garrison Keillor, living and aging in Lake Wobegon
    Garrison Keillor spoke from the kitchen of his home in New York — he has another residence in St. Paul, Minn. — and said that he could see from his window the high buildings of the city. But his thoughts, he promised, were back in the middle...
  • Rick Santorum talks gay marriage, movie-making with Stephen Colbert

    Rick Santorum talks gay marriage, movie-making with Stephen Colbert
    Former senator and sweater-vest enthusiast Rick Santorum stopped by "The Colbert Report" on Tuesday night where he and fellow Catholic Stephen Colbert discussed the Republican's foray into wholesome movie-making with "The Christmas Candle" and his plans...
  • DEC 9 | TribNation Holiday Book Fair

    DEC 9 | TribNation Holiday Book Fair
    TribNation Holiday Book Fair at Open Books on Monday, December 9th  Chicago Tribune and Agate Publishing have released six books in recent weeks featuring some of the Tribune's most popular writers, weekly features and historic photos. At this free...