| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:53 AM
It's time to hang up the whisks. After 40 years in the newspaper business — 34 of them with the Chicago Tribune as a food writer and editor — I will be retiring April 1. It has been a 40-year feast, to say the least.
In 1973, when I started...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 3:43 PM
Several weeks ago, I wrote about Machelle Murray, a local mom who is struggling to find answers about her insurance coverage as she battles cancer. The column prompted an outpouring of advice, support and even money for Murray.
It also brought several...
| Apr 9, 2012
About 1 in 6 workers has elder care responsibilities of some kind, and given longer life expectancies, that share is likely to grow.
Workplaces have spent a lot more effort responding to employees' child care rather than elder care needs, but...
| Apr 12, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Few understand Sartre’s “Hell is other people” line like kids who find themselves on the wrong end of bullies’ aggression. I know what it’s like. You know what it’s like. If you went to junior high,...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 10:07 PM
In reviewing "Savage U," MTV's sex advice show featuring Dan Savage, I predicted that it was going to be a culture-wars lightning rod at some point. The show debuted with an episode set at the University of Maryland April 3.
Well, it didn't take long....
| Apr 11, 2012
| 7:42 PM
Starting on Friday, April 13, 2012, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) will be kicking off at McCormick Place. There will be celebrity guests, movie and television stars, and superstars from the word of comic books in attendance. Of course,...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 1:13 PM
Editor's note: While Patrick Caneday takes some time off, we’re running some of his choices for re-publication. This column was first published May 15, 2010.
Each Saturday morning I open the local newspaper and am shocked to see my scraggly,...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Wondering about how our social media classes & seminars work? Here are the answers to some of our more frequently asked questions.
Q: What is TribU?
A: Classes and seminars for people seeking enrichment all fall under the TribU banner. The classes,...
| Dec 25, 2011
My New Year's resolution is to go from being simply "America's most beloved workplace-advice columnist" to "World's most beloved workplace-advice columnist."
And I want to lose weight and expand on my incredible capacity for humility.
I hope you all...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 7:08 PM
With June's arrival, weddings are a prominent feature on the calendar. While books on wedding etiquette and giving toasts are the most often consulted, there are many others to be found. From books on photography to cake decoration or do-it-yourself...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 4:54 PM
Rarely has this reporter been so unable to contain her unbridled glee at interviewing a celebrity. I told everyone who would sit still long enough about this interview. I sweated the questions, mumbling to myself, "Shut up, Georgia, that one is so stupid....