| Dec 31, 2013
Half your kid's gifts are untouched. Should you suggest donating a few?
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...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:34 AM
"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...
| Jan 17, 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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:54 AM
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-...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:32 AM
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...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:27 AM
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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:36 AM
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...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 12:18 PM
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 2, 2013
| 9:19 AM
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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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This week's TV Movies
Styled to Rock The designers create...
| Sep 29, 2013
"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....