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  • Ex-Cop Fights For Sane Drug Policy

    A few weeks ago my wife and I were in Boston for a Saturday wedding. We went for a walk on Sunday morning down to the Common — wherein we found the Boston Freedom Rally, billed as the largest hempfest on the East Coast. Whoa, '60s flashback,...
  • Read & Write week four: Opinionated writers

    Read & Write week four: Opinionated writers
    All summer long, Printers Row invited kids ages 5-16 to send in book reviews. Here's what young Chicago-area writers had to say. We've left the reviews mostly unedited to let the charm shine through. Watch for more to come. "Abe Lincoln at Last! (Magic...
  • 'Variety' coffee-table book displays the evolution of an iconic magazine

    'Variety' coffee-table book displays the evolution of an iconic magazine
    As it says here, on page 64 of the glossily fascinating coffee-table book "Variety: An Illustrated History of the World From the Most Important Magazine in Hollywood," Al Capone, interviewed in his Chicago home, told Variety he was approached often to...
  • Eduardo Galeano discusses "Children of the Days"

    Eduardo Galeano discusses "Children of the Days"
    It was May 10 and it was cold outside and I was inside, at a downtown bar/restaurant awaiting the arrival of the distinguished Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano, which latest book is titled "Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History." I...
  • Jonathan Eig

     Jonathan Eig
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Championship baseball. What's the worst question you've ever been asked in an interview? Jon Stewart asked me if Al Capone really had a scar. I think he was joking, though. What's your guilty...
  • State of horror

    State of  horror
    Zombies. They're everywhere. Television. Movies. Graphic novels. Pub crawls. Burlesque shows. You can't swing a dismembered arm without hitting one. But look out: In Scott Kenemore's new book, "Zombie, Illinois," the walking dead are invading places...
  • Halloween hot spots from a prison to Gettysburg

    Halloween hot spots from a prison to Gettysburg
    The East Coast offers unique hot spots for Halloween chills: Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary — What began as a one-night haunted house in the ruins of the Eastern State Penitentiary at 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue in 1991 has 29...
  • Canada's overlooked gem

     Canada's overlooked gem
    SASKATOON, Canada — If Canada has a flyover province, this is it. Other Canadians fly over it or ride VIA Rail Canada across its perceived vast flatness on the way to more famous places, and don't even know they've been over or across it. But it...
  • Some reasons to visit Philadelphia now

    Some reasons to visit Philadelphia now
    W.C. Fields' gravestone doesn't really read, "On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia." But the comic actor loved to poke fun at his native city. When I was a student in Philly way back when, I did too. There wasn't much to do. It seemed like every...
  • Louisville hotel was great enough for Gatsby

    Louisville hotel was great enough for Gatsby
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As readers of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and fans of Baz Luhrmann's popular film adaptation know, the wedding of Daisy Fay, a Louisville socialite, and Tom Buchanan, a Chicago millionaire, took place in a hotel...
  • Counting down to Lit Fest

    Counting down to Lit Fest
    (This selection is edited for clarity and length.) Tom Acitelli What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Oddly enough, the 1860 Republican convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln. Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?...
  • T.M. Goeglein

     T.M. Goeglein
    Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive? Dead: Raymond Chandler. Alive: Elmore Leonard. In the grand tradition of hardboiled American literature, they link generations. What's the worst question you've ever been asked in an interview?...