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  • Dr. John, Neville to top Blues Fest in June

    Dr. John, Neville to top Blues Fest in June
    Dr. John, Aaron Neville and Bettye LaVette will headline the 31st annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 13-15 in Grant Park, according to the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. The festival will kick off June 13 at the...
  • Literary Saloon: A boy, a dog, a mystery — it all adds up

    Literary Saloon: A boy, a dog, a mystery — it all adds up
    When last we read Theresa Schwegel, she was four fine novels into a successful career. The first book, "Officer Down" (2005) won the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. That was followed by "Probable Cause" (2007),...
  • Chicago Opera Theater hopes 'Orpheus and Euridice' will make a splash

    Chicago Opera Theater hopes 'Orpheus and Euridice' will make a splash
    Chicago Opera Theater audiences are accustomed to being transported to places they've never been before. But even at that, the company's upcoming performances of Ricky Ian Gordon's "Orpheus and Euridice" will ask them to take a very big plunge. In a...
  • Sitting down at Ina's — for the food and the stories

     Sitting down at Ina's — for the food and the stories
    It's a cool and rainy November morning when I arrive at Ina's, the Randolph Street restaurant that since 2001 has offered so much more than delicious food. Owner Ina Pinkney, "The Breakfast Queen" herself, greets me at the door with the most welcoming...
  • Authors honored at Sandburg awards

    Authors honored at Sandburg awards
    This year's Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner, presented at the UIC Forum Oct. 23 by the Chicago Public Library and its foundation, brought together 74authors with ties to Chicago. Co-chaired by Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts and foundation board...
  • Libraries are for free books, not free porn

     Libraries are for free books, not free porn
    There's nothing like taking some family time at the local public library when the kids are out of school during the holidays. It makes for a wonderful afternoon. Moms and dads and kids together, browsing, discovering new books, finding old classics to...
  • Books to give as gifts

    Books to give as gifts
    As your relatives get older, it can get increasingly difficult to find them great gifts. We've created a number of scenarios for giving the best books for each of your adult family members. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row...
  • Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century

    Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century
    For centuries, the defining role of the library has been as a repository of books. Now, in the 21st century, the library faces perhaps its most momentous challenge: Americans are moving away increasingly from the printed page to digital screens for...
  • Turning the city of L.A. into a classroom

    Turning the city of L.A. into a classroom
    Under the Los Angeles city charter, the mayor has no formal power over the Los Angeles Unified School District. But this has not stopped mayors — including Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa — from using the bully pulpit and the power of...
  • 3-D printers debut at Chicago library; future uses still to be imagined

    3-D printers debut at Chicago library; future uses still to be imagined
    Welcome to the dawn of 3-D printing. As with the dawn of the computer, the dawn of the telephone and the dawn of the television, expect a period of confusion: What is 3-D printing, you will wonder. (Answer: The printing of solid objects, often from a...
  • Which books did Mayor Rahm Emanuel read this summer?

    Which books did Mayor Rahm Emanuel read this summer?
    In the world of book publishing, summer is generally a time for "beach reads," fun, lighter books that readers can jump in and out of while splashing through the surf or visiting family. Not for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel detailed his summer...
  • Violence blocks the routes that connect us to our history

    Violence blocks the routes that connect us to our history
    There are many fine books that concern the joys of walking around the city, and I would enthusiastically recommend "Walking Chicago: 31 Tours of the Windy City's Classic Bars, Scandalous Sites, Historic Architecture, Dynamic Neighborhoods, and Famous...