| Apr 19, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Two reporters, two distinct views of Friday's 11th annual Chicago WhiskyFest, two varying degrees of inebriation ...
Josh: WhiskyFest 2011 proved again to be an untamable beast Friday night. You’d think four hours would be enough time to wade...
| Mar 25, 2011
Of course we all want to look fantastic. For most of us, that takes some serious effort — and an alarming number of beauty products.
But what if you could have only one of those items? Uno. A single, measly beautifier to make you look good, or at...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 7:31 PM
If you've been going through life thinking you are a Virgo, think again. An astronomer says that a shift in the Earth's alignment has changed zodiac dates and added a 13th sign. So Virgos, how do you feel about being Leos?
Minnesota astronomer Parke...
| Aug 14, 2011
"Workin' nine to five
What a way to make a livin'
Barely gettin' by
It's all takin' and no givin'
They just use your mind
And they never give you credit
It's enough to drive you
Crazy if you let it."
That's about as close as we got to a protest...
| Dec 8, 2010
We Midwesterners have a way with words. And the rest of the country has a way of replying, "Say what?"
Consider this e-mail from Northern Californian Carolyn Koehler, in response to an article about commonly mixed-up words. (More on the mixed-up words...
| May 10, 2011
To be gay and Christian at the same time can feel like conflicting identities, but a weeklong summer camp in Minnesota gives teens license to be both.
"For some of these kids it's perhaps the first time in their lives they can be truly authentic," said...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 2:16 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely to have writing problems such as poor spelling and grammar than their peers, suggests a new study. And the difference may be especially conspicuous in girls...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:35 PM
In celebration of July Fourth, Printers Row set out to create a reading list of patriotic books. But, how to define "patriotic"? We decided to have each contributing Tribune writer and editor pick a title that corresponds to his or her own definition....
| Jul 8, 2011
| 10:16 AM
Prize-winning author Ann Patchett ("Bel Canto," "Truth and Beauty," "The Magician's Assistant") once confessed that the single most important artistic influence on her work is "The Poseidon Adventure," the 1933 Paul Gallico potboiler that was made into...
| May 4, 2011
| 12:37 PM
Former longtime Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Barnhart and his writing partner, Gene Schlickman, were among five Chicago-area writers winning recognition from the Society of Midland Authors, which announced winners of its annual Author Awards Wednesday...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 4:55 PM
Can't find the perfect gift? Here are some of the best, and somewhat unknown, gift books published in 2010. These choices have lots of photos and are perfect to put on a coffee table as conversation starters or boredom relievers. In this list we have...