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  • Werdesheim case blown up out of proportion

    I've followed the Werdesheim case closely in the 18 months since the incident on Fallstaff Road took place ("Elder brother guilty in assault," May 4). I've lived a few streets from the occurrence for over 40 years. From The Sun's perspective, two...
  • Hey Ravens fans! Readings for Purple Friday

    Hey Ravens fans! Readings for Purple Friday
    As the Baltimore Ravens get ready for this weekend's game, folks are geared up for a special playoff edition of Purple Friday, with colorful sweatshirts, caps, shirts, sweaters, etc. For the bookish, here are some favorite purple titles, to get in the...
  • Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner on Tom Wolfe, being a 'romantic fool'

    Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner on Tom Wolfe, being a 'romantic fool'
    Alex Turner has a writer's eye. The Arctic Monkeys' singer-songwriter pens lyrics full of biting wit and pointed remarks. On "Reckless Serenade," a track from his band's recently released fourth album, he sings of the "type of kisses where teeth collide"...
  • 'Project Runway': Something blue

     
    They tried to tell me not to recap, I said noooooo, nooooo, nooooo! Greetings single moms, stay-at-home dads and guys who are trying to make nice with their wives by watching Lifetime. I'm Kevin Van Valkenburg, sports writer by day,......
  • Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band

    Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band
    Levon Helm is most widely known for the songs he sang that found their way onto the pop charts during his long tenure as drummer and singer for the Band: "Up On Cripple Creek," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Don't Do It," earthy and infectious...
  • Owsley Stanley dies at 76; 'Acid King' of the '60s psychedelic era

    Owsley Stanley dies at 76; 'Acid King' of the '60s psychedelic era
    Nearly everyone familiar with the history of the 1960s has heard of Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey, the pranksters who spread the gospel of psychedelics to the countercultural generation. But far fewer remember Owsley Stanley. Stanley, who died Saturday...
  • Bromeliads, and the people who love them, are stars of this event

    Bromeliads, and the people who love them, are stars of this event
    I'm the ultimate brown-thumb dude, but I've always respected the gifted gardening set. On Friday and Saturday, that niche will be well-represented at the Art of Bromeliads 2011 Extravaganza, a series of free bromeliad seminars and other activities at the...
  • Tribune recognizes the word well-written

    Tribune recognizes the word well-written
    On Nov. 3, 2002, Arthur Miller stepped up to the Armour Stage at Symphony Center, stood at the podium and read from his book "On Politics and the Art of Acting," in which he explored the American political stage. As inaugural winner of the Tribune...
  • The Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to David Guterson's "Ed King"

    The Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to David Guterson's "Ed King"
    David Guterson has won 2011's Bad Sex in Fiction Award. The tongue-in-cheek prize was presented at a ceremony in London on Tuesday. As in years past, the award-winning author was not in attendance. Guterson was awarded the prize for writing a marathon...
  • Chicagoland book club

    Chicagoland book club
    One thing to know about our club: The Sometimers book club began in 2003 with a discussion of "Seabiscuit: An American Legend" by Laura Hillenbrand. The club's original 11 members all had children who attended St. John of the Cross Parish School in...
  • 'Tabloid City' by Pete Hamill

    'Tabloid City' by Pete Hamill
    There's murder and mayhem in Pete Hamill's latest novel, "Tabloid City," but the real victim in his book is the print journalism that Hamill knows and loves so well. This ticking time bomb of a novel is about the end of a form of daily storytelling in...
  • Through a lens

    Through a lens
    It goes without saying, though I'll say it anyway, that Charles Osgood is my favorite photographer, but it was nice to see many other great Tribune photographers gathered Tuesday in the Tower, talking about their work in a new book, "Chicago in Season."...