| May 8, 2012
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 8:18 AM
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...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 4:39 AM
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"...
| Oct 2, 2009
| 4:22 PM
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,......
| Apr 20, 2012
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...
| Mar 15, 2011
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...
| Oct 29, 2011
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...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 1:08 PM
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...
| Dec 6, 2011
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...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 3:51 PM
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...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 9:11 AM
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...
| Dec 7, 2010
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."...