| 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 22, 2011
| 12:41 PM
A boy moves away from his small-town central Illinois home after his father murders a tenant farmer. Years later, an occasional childhood playmate ignores the boy in a high school corridor. Out of that awkward, wordless moment emerged "So Long, See You...
| 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...
| May 13, 2011
Becoming a teacher takes more than a desire for summer vacation. Ask any veteran teacher, and they'll tell you that teaching is not merely a job, it's a lifestyle choice.
Just consider the daunting responsibility: You are partly accountable for the...
| Feb 3, 2011
When life gives you olive oil, Theo Stephan has a suggestion: Make a pie. Or a tart. Or cookies.
Or a velvety chocolate sauce.
The founder of the Global Gardens line of olive oils and specialty food products, Stephan makes about 2,000 gallons of olive...
| Oct 21, 2010
Generally speaking, the world is composed of two breeds of eaters — and most everyone knows their tribe. Ask yourself: Does your heart quicken at the sight of a stately crown roast or tenderloin marbled with fat as fine as Carrara? Or do you crave...
| Jun 22, 2011
When Russ Hencinski looks out of his classroom window at Lane Tech High School, the science and astronomy teacher sees a strip mall with a Jewel-Osco grocery store and other smaller shops.
But in his mind's eye, Hencinski can conjure up an image of the...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 10:15 AM
Warm air can leak out of a home from places small (electrical outlets) and large (picture windows). But there are steps you can take to close those gaps, beyond taping plastic to the windows -- although that old standby certainly helps.
Here are 10...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Fifty percent of thermal paper receipts and most dollar bills tested in a new study are tainted with Bisphenol A, according to a report released on March 30, by the Washington Toxics Coalition.
BPA, a chemical that disrupts hormones and has been linked...
| May 10, 2011
| 8:59 AM
Throughout his life Dr. Bill Bunn has had a wealth of experiences. He attended Yale, entered the Navy at the end of World War II, attended medical school and went into practice with his dad as a cardiologist. Eventually Bunn wore a multitude of hats in...
| Apr 2, 2011
Actress Kaley Cuoco, who plays the neighbor of two socially inept physicists on "The Big Bang Theory," has listed her Sherman Oaks home at $949,000.
The gated Spanish-style house was built in 1937 but has been updated. Features include distressed...