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  • The Double Cupp Diner, now open for some real business

    The Double Cupp Diner, now open for some real business
    Even a warm, fun, country-rock night at the Double Cupp Diner — home of the "Pump Boys and Dinettes" — must come to a close. So the authors of this familiar, honkey-tonk musical revue helpfully provided a number — "Closing Time" —...
  • With Tony Fitzpatrick, it's 'Stations Lost' and summer found

    With Tony Fitzpatrick, it's 'Stations Lost' and summer found
    With his gig at the Steppenwolf Theatre now seemingly an annual event, Tony Fitzpatrick is taking on the air of Garrison Keillor, and his motley crew of sidekicks is looking a bit like a cut-rate cast of "Prairie Home Companion." As seen from the back...
  • Backers of legalizing marijuana in California are counting on support from young voters

     
    Recent polls have shown support for Proposition 19 slipping. Backers of the measure that would legalize marijuana in California are counting on young voters for success. But that could be a problem. On the eve of Tuesday’s election, a noon......
  • Nelson Algren: The original Chicago hipster

     
    Some said he was a bum and troublemaker, arrested once for stealing a typewriter and a second time for possessing marijuana....
  • Barbara Kingsolver to receive lifetime achievement award

     
    Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Dayton Literary Peace Prize....
  • Roger Ebert’s memoir, ‘Life Itself’

     
    This book dropped on my desk Friday and I almost recoiled. A Roger Ebert memoir? What can you say about it? If it's trite, self-serving, and/or badly-written, who wants to beat up on the sick man? If it's great, who'll believe you? You're taking pity on...
  • Anna Deavere Smith on healthcare, mimicry and President Obama

     
    Anna Deavere Smith, whose play "Let Me Down Easy" premieres on PBS, talks about the writing process and documentary theater....
  • June 14: Author - Bob Riesman, I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy

    June 14: Author - Bob Riesman, I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy
    Bob Riesman Event: Tribute to Big Bill Broonzy Friday, June 17 8:00 p.m. Old Town School of Folk Music 4544 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago www.oldtownschool.org To purchase a copy of the book: I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy A major...
  • November 26: Author - James Ballowe Talks About His Book, Christmas In Illinois

    November 26: Author - James Ballowe Talks About His Book, Christmas In Illinois
    Christmas in Illinois To purchase a copy of the book: Christmas in Illinois Events: Saturday, November 27 2:00 p.m. Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Saturday, December 4 2:00 p.m. Morton Arboretum Bookstore Lisle Saturday, December 11 2:00 p.m. The...
  • March 29: Author - Bill Smoot, Conversations with Great Teachers

    March 29: Author - Bill Smoot, Conversations with Great Teachers
    Bill Smoot To purchase a copy of the book: Conversations with Great Teachers In Conversations with Great Teachers, Smoot, through a series of engaging interviews (fifty-one in all) introduces us to an eclectic group of teachers who have great stories...
  • May 10: Midday Fix - WORKING

    May 10: Midday Fix - WORKING
    WORKING The Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place 175 E. Chestnut Street Chicago www.BroadwayInChicago.com www.WorkingTheMusical.com WORKING is based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Chicago's own Studs Terkel, and currently plays...
  • 10 things you might not know about speeches

    10 things you might not know about speeches
    President Barack Obama and speechwriter Cody Keenan, a Chicago native, were praised for the president's address after the Arizona shootings. Next comes Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday. Here are 10 things to talk about: 1. Sometimes a long...