| Jun 21, 2011
| 2:42 PM
In her bracingly tough-minded tale of a discontented librarian who hits the road with a maladjusted 10-year-old, Rebecca Makkai tips her hat to a shelf-load of children's literature, offering sly echoes of everything from "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 1:50 PM
Is your child's handwriting far worse than her classmates? Does your 8-year-old child still not know how to tie his shoes? Is your 5-year-old child showing serious behavioral problems? All could be caused by not enough "tummy time" as an infant. ...
| 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....
| Feb 25, 2011
| 2:26 PM
This year's Lincoln Prize, an award honoring a scholarly text on Abraham Lincoln or the Civil War solider, was given to Eric Foner's "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery," which details Lincoln's evolving views on slavery.
| Oct 24, 2010
"Hello, I'm Walter Cronkite." The stentorian voice booms from an oversize replica of an early console television. To viewers older than 40, the image on the screen is familiar, though more distant with the passing of years. Younger observers appear...
| May 13, 2011
| 3:12 PM
May 28-29: Mackinaw Music and International Wine & Beer Fest, Mackinaw. Wine and beer tasting, along with a variety of musical entertainment at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard. Fee applies; 309-359-9463; tinyurl.com/3gofqou. Miles from Chicago: 160...
| 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...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 4:03 PM
PLACENTIA, Calif. (KTLA) -- The family of a then-81-year-old newlywed millionaire who disappeared just two days before he was to be reunited with his wife is offering a $50,000 reward for any information on his disappearance.
Police are investigating the...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 3:30 AM
Six Flags unveiled its 2012 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides, water slides and live shows at the amusement park chain's 12 North American locations.
> Photos: New attractions coming to Six Flags parks in 2012
New Six Flags President and Chief...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 9:44 AM
It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye
ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks.
Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...
| Apr 10, 2011
Best way to Missouri's battlefields
From LAX, Frontier and Southwest offer nonstop service, and US Airwasy, Frontier, Delta, United, Continental and American offer connecting service (change of plane) to Kansas City, Mo. Restricted round-trip fares begin...