| May 17, 2011
| 11:43 AM
The family of a woman who was struck and killed by a tour bus in Streeterville earlier this month has filed a wrongful death suit against the bus company, arguing it should not have hired the driver.
The driver, David Soto, remains in jail on...
| May 24, 2011
| 7:12 AM
Artist LeRoy Neiman, known for his colorful and energetic paintings of sports events, and his wife are donating $5 million to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for a new student center, the school announced today.
Neiman is an alumnus and former...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 7:17 PM
Few can own a room like Robert Downey Jr., but the never-dull "Iron Man" star opted to concede the spotlight to Jamie Foxx at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago hotel. Well, more like share it.
Foxx, who received the Renaissance Award Saturday at the Gene Siskel...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 2:20 PM
At Rattlesnake Middle School in Missoula, Mont., Baird Harper was the cool sixth-grade special education teaching assistant, but he was also thinking, and listening, like a writer.
One idea, scribbled on the back of a hall pass six years ago, morphed...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 10:27 AM
When two young men ran from Iwowari Wright’s taxi van after one of their credit cards was declined, she was resigned to accepting the loss of a $22 fare.
But before she got a chance to leave the University Village neighborhood where she dropped...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 6:18 PM
This is a short story about a long story, a story so long it arrived on my desk in pieces, in two Joseph Conrad-size chunks, presumably for easier handling. This was the early galley of "The Instructions," Chicago native Adam Levin's first novel. It's...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 1:10 PM
"Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women"
By Maud Lavin
The MIT Press, 312 pages, $27.95
Aggression provokes complex feelings. On the one hand, we think of aggressive people as pushy, domineering, and quite possibly violent or threatening. At...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Dear Members of Printers Row,
What a nice ring to that phrase!
On behalf of my colleagues here at the Chicago Tribune, I'm delighted to welcome you to this great new adventure: Printers Row.
This is the first of your weekly newsletters, and a step in...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 11:15 AM
The photographers were in place, the red-carpet guests were arriving and the cameras were rolling for Chicago's only Oscar party officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last Sunday. Oscar Night America, hosted by the...
| May 31, 2012
| 9:22 AM
78th Annual School of the Art Institute of Chicago Fashion Show
School of the Art Institute of Chicago FASHION 2012
Thursday, April 19
General Admission Runway shows at Noon and 3:00 p.m. - tickets, $75
The WALK, annual benefit and...
| May 14, 2012
| 7:44 AM
Brigitte Bardot in a bikini on a French Riviera beach in the early 1950s. Quick — name a single photograph in existence that reminds you less of "The Tree of Life," last year's top prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival.
The only movie in...
| May 16, 2012
| 10:10 AM
TBS and Just For Laughs have added comic Sarah Silverman to the Chicago festival line-up in June, along with dozens of other newly announced shows.
Silverman will host two shows at The Chicago Theatre on June 16, presenting some of her favorite comedians...