| Jun 13, 2010
SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — The red-haired toddler's blue eyes filled with tears as the big red ball in the sky vanished beneath the Lake Michigan horizon. No one recalls exactly what he said that day, but it was clear he was heartbroken. Turns out he...
| Apr 9, 2011
"The wonderful thing about making records is something comes out you never expected," explains Ray Davies, who knows of what he speaks. In nearly five decades as leader of one of rock's great bands, the Kinks, and as a solo artist, Davies has been...
| Nov 29, 2010
Last Saturday night, as the hordes gathered on and about Michigan Avenue to celebrate the lighting of lights and the beginning of the gift-buying season, a few hundred members of the Chicago literary community settled into the seats in the handsome...
| Dec 4, 2010
| 4:53 PM
One thing to know about our club:Our husbands or fiances were all in a fraternity together at the University of Illinois. We started Intellectu-Gals as a pseudo-excuse to get together, chat and enjoy good food and wine. The enjoying good food and wine...
| Dec 25, 2010
| 1:24 PM
Things to know about our club: Women Who Read has been in existence for 14 years, beginning as a small group of co-workers who then brought along friends and neighbors. We're a diverse group, with careers ranging from artist to scientist, but our love...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 12:50 PM
A best selling author has stopped in Roanoke to showcase her latest projects.
Audrey Niffenegger wrote the famous book-turned-movie, "The Time Traveler's Wife."
Now, she's working on a graphic novel series, entitled, "The Night...
| Oct 3, 2010
The Night Bookmobile
A Graphic Novel
Abrams Comicarts: 40 pp., $19.95
What would a library of your entire life's reading contain? What kinds of material — not just books, but anything you've ever read, such as instruction...
| Sep 25, 2010
One thing about our club: We all work for or are retired from local school districts in LaSalle County and in keeping with that theme we call ourselves the Bookbags. Our 8-year-old club meets once a week at local restaurants and usually has 10 or 12...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:44 AM
Our "booklub" started about six years ago. We all lived within a few blocks in Wilmette.
We really enjoyed "Small Island" by Andrea Levy. We were appalled by the treatment of black soldiers in Britain during World War II. The author's descriptions helped...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 10:24 AM
Our club meets quarterly on Thursdays, and our selections are available to be checked out from the Glencoe Library. Both genders are welcome.
One book we loved: "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas. Faced with enormous odds of merely survival,...
| May 29, 2011
There's no point in getting wordy, so we'll simply remind you that the Tribune-sponsored 27th annual Printers Row Lit Fest takes place June 4-5. For now, here are 10 "chapters" of Chicago lit:
1 Ben Hecht, who co-wrote the play "The Front Page" and was a...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Our book club has only three members. We work at the same company, which allows for ongoing discussion of the book as we read. We've been together for almost four years and are on our 38th book.
Sometimes our book selection inspires field trips....