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  • 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

    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...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Haven' on Syfy

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Haven' on Syfy
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES Styled to Rock The designers create...
  • Kids Read & Write: week six

    Kids Read & Write: week six
    "Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So Smart Miss Know-It-All" by Rachel Renée Russell I read an amazing book called "Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All." The author and illustrator is Rachel Renée Russell. Nikki is the main character....