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  • The Chicago Tribune's favorite books of 2011

    The Chicago Tribune's favorite books of 2011
    As 2011 comes to a close, we take a minute to reflect on the year's best in the world of publishing. Here is the list of our favorites, all published this year: FICTION "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain This gorgeous novel portrays the whirlwind...
  • Favorites of 2011: Chicago-area authors

    Favorites of 2011: Chicago-area authors
    At the end of this year, we stop to recognize the wonderful work put out by authors living in or originally from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Here is the list of our favorite titles from 2011: "The Year We Left Home" by Jean Thompson An Iowa...
  • 12 places to visit in 2012

    12 places to visit in 2012
    New Mexico: This year, New Mexicans mark 100 years of statehood. But much of the state's appeal stems from its human history that goes back much further. (In 2010, Santa Fe celebrated 400 years of cityhood.) Explore here: the adobe architecture and art...
  • There are good reasons why liberals dominate academia

    Professor Richard Vatz may be correct in his assumption that there is a bias against conservatives on college campuses, but I believe that it is for good reason ("The diversity hoax: On campus conservatives need not apply" June 23) . He quotes studies...
  • Book Review: 'To End All Wars'

    Book Review: 'To End All Wars'
    To End All Wars A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 Adam Hochschild Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 450 pp., $28 We think of Europe in 1914 as a continent all too eager for war — volunteers jamming recruiting offices, festooned soldiers...
  • Summer Beach Reads For All Genres

    Summer Beach Reads For All Genres
    Thriller, Women's Fiction, Memoir, Young Adult, Children's and Non-Fiction, we've got a look at some hot Summer beach reads. Non fiction: A WORLD ON FIRE BY AMANDA FOREMAN: The author, who wrote Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire, which was turned into the...
  • Shore Leave returns to the Hunt Valley Inn

    The Shore Leave 32 science fiction convention returns Friday-Sunday, July 8-10, at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn. This event will include workshops, a film festival, a masquerade contest, an art show and a host of dealers selling memorabilia. There will...
  • Summer offers fusion of fun from festivals to food

    Summer offers fusion of fun from festivals to food
    It's the height of summer, so don't miss out on these family-friendly excursions: Philadelphia Global Fusion Festival: Journey to Philadelphia for one day of non-stop entertainment that celebrates bringing diverse communities together for a cultural...
  • Swingin' Swamies set to play July 29 in Summer Concert Series at River Hill shopping center

    The Swingin' Swamies are scheduled for the Summer Concert series at River Hill shopping center Friday, July 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. They provide Swingin' entertainment with Jazz, Latin rhythms, R&B and soul music. There's something for every musical taste....
  • MLK Memorial shows dedication to the dream

    MLK Memorial shows dedication to the dream
    Back in 1963, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his now famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, the National Mall overflowed with people who'd traveled from near and far seeking equality for all Americans. Almost a half-...
  • Itinerary: 10 places to find MLK's legacy in DC

    While many Americans rightly associate King with his Atlanta birthplace, the nation's capital also boasts a unique and substantial connection to the leader. Visitors to Washington who would like to explore civil rights beyond the new memorial have plenty...