| Apr 12, 2013
Historical societies perform a balancing act between preserving a community's past while connecting the threads to the current social fabric. This is the second in our two-part series on historical societies in Chicago and the suburbs.
| Apr 16, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Just in time for the upcoming Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, The Times' books staff has created an interactive map of Literary Los Angeles, a work in progress. We’ve gathered passages from more than two dozen books set in and around L.A., as...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 12:28 PM
The Pulitzer Prize in fiction, announced Monday, has been awarded to Adam Johnson for his book set in North Korea, "The Orphan Master's Son." The committee described the book as "an exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:45 AM
PETOSKEY — Petoskey’s cultural offerings recently helped the community secure a spot on a list of top U.S. small towns to visit.
Smithsonian Magazine profiled Petoskey in its April issue as part of “The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The Moleskine notebook is a ubiquitous tool of the trade in writing and art circles. I’ve purchased a few dozen over the last few years. From the little tiny ones that are not much bigger than a credit card and fit in my shirt pocket; to the big...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Here is our weekly salute to the people, places and organizations that make Northern Michigan a special place to live.
Roll out the welcome mat
We all know Petoskey is a great town, now the rest of the country knows, too.
Our town was profiled in the...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:14 PM
When Jim Gaffigan plays the Chicago Theatre this weekend, it will be a homecoming of sorts for the Northwest Indiana native.
His comedy makes no effort to hide his love for the simple things of Midwestern life. He talks openly about his love of food and...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Cornelia Funke builds wild, wondrous worlds with her words, from the back streets of Venice, Italy, to a land of fairies and gargoyles called MirrorWorld. That's where Jacob Reckless, the treasure hunter hero of her latest series for young teens,...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 1:26 PM
I'm going to miss the Park Avenue Bridge.
Though not an A-lister like the Golden Gate or Sydney Harbor bridges, the Park Avenue Bridge is a graceful and distinctive 100-foot span that connects Newport Harbor's Balboa Island and Little Island.
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:47 PM
In March we celebrated our 15th anniversary with our 181st book, "Behind the Scenes at the Museum" by Kate Atkinson.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday Chicago Tribune...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:34 PM
George Whitman, the legendary founder of the Paris bookshop and literary institution Shakespeare & Co., died Wednesday at age 98....
| Feb 5, 2012
Berlin: Put Berlin next to Paris and you have both sides of the coin: romance, which occasionally appeals, and eros, which never fails. "Berlin is sexy," said the German capital's openly gay Mayor Klaus Wowereit, and it's been that way since the...