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  • Joan Baez on the new protest era: The whole world's watching

    Joan Baez on the new protest era: The whole world's watching
    Joan Baez is calling from Paris the morning after a sold-out concert, and she’s seen the news reports coming out of Chicago. “You have a number of activities going on in town, I understand,” she says with an understated laugh. She&...
  • How flower books grow on you

    How flower books grow on you
    Two books — one old, one new — changed my mind about flowers. Before reading them, my attitude toward flowers could perhaps best be described as "indifferent." I did not hate them, but I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to include them...
  • Do job titles mean anything anymore?

    Do job titles mean anything anymore?
    There was a time when job titles were simple. You were either "the boss" or "not the boss." That has changed dramatically now that we have fancy things such as workers rights and business cards and egos. Some companies are staffed by small armies of...
  • Q&A: Jhumpa Lahiri on 'The Lowland' and her upbringing

    Q&A: Jhumpa Lahiri on 'The Lowland' and her upbringing
    Jhumpa Lahiri, who at 46 has already won a Pulitzer Prize (for her first book, the 1999 story collection "Interpreter of Maladies"), and was recently shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (for her new novel, "The Lowland"), does a number of things...
  • 'Fish Men' is at its best when chess is front and center

    'Fish Men' is at its best when chess is front and center
    Oxymoronic as the whole notion may seem, chess hustlers are one of the pleasures of urban life. I've watched naive amateur players get taken for hard cash by well-masked intellectual killers in Washington Square Park in New York, Harvard Square in...
  • Chicago Pedway: City's bright, hope-filled underbelly

    Chicago Pedway: City's bright, hope-filled underbelly
    You want to know the best thing about the Chicago Pedway? It's not that, despite this Polar Vortex winter, you can cover almost 40 city blocks on the Pedway without ever stepping foot outside. It's not that the Pedway began modestly in 1951 and now...
  • Q&A with James Franco: Why poetry? Why not?

    Q&A with James Franco: Why poetry? Why not?
    Before his poetry reading Wednesday night, James Franco, who has been in town rehearsing for his Broadway debut in "Of Mice and Men" with director (and Steppenwolf ensemble member) Anna Shapiro, spoke to the Tribune about his side job as a poet, his...
  • Alexis Wilkinson's path to Harvard Lampoon president's chair

    Alexis Wilkinson's path to Harvard Lampoon president's chair
    A few years ago in the New Yorker, Tina Fey, in an essay about her time as a writer on “Saturday Night Live,” broke down the show's writing staff into two fundamental groups: “Harvard Boys and Improv People.” The latter (which...
  • Start-up founder sees a troll behind patent lawsuit

    To Kevin O'Connor, the first straw was also the last straw. In May, a start-up company he founded, Findthebest.com, got a letter from a Connecticut law firm explaining that it had filed a lawsuit accusing the start-up of infringing an obscure software...
  • Pish-Tush, this 'Mikado' is a glorious circus

    Pish-Tush, this 'Mikado' is a glorious circus
    A few innovative theaters have started offering child care somewhere in their building. But for its outrageously enjoyable and inclusive new take on "The Mikado," The Hypocrites upped the ante in a way that would have made old W.S. Gilbert and Arthur...
  • The thrill is gone for Obama

    The thrill is gone for Obama
    In 2008, the Obama campaign represented “Hope and Change” and inspired millions of voters to pull the lever for the unknown man from Illinois. At his campaign rallies, it was commonplace to see supporters fainting, overcome with raw emotion....