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  • James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014

     James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014
    In war, as a combat aviator during World War II, and in peace, as a businessman, civic leader and powerful player in local politics, James Alter was always fighting the good fight. Mr. Alter, 92, died of congestive heart failure Thursday, Aug. 14, in...
  • Food-centric film 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' promotes French haute cuisine

    After a recent screening of "The Hundred-Foot Journey," a moviegoer turned to me and asked if I had ever tasted sea urchin. The prickly purple pincushion plays a pivotal role in this elaborate and engaging food tale. The roe, or the inner belly, is...
  • SoulCycle rides into the capital of spin

    SoulCycle rides into the capital of spin
    WASHINGTON — The promise of SoulCycle is that you can do anything. On a bike at the boutique cycling studio chain, which started in New York, you're told you can climb the steepest hill imaginable. You can power through another 30-second sprint....
  • Adaptation of Wally Lamb novel is now being filmed in region

    When Connecticut author Wally Lamb's book, "She's Come Undone," gained national recognition in 1997 – after being featured in Oprah Winfrey's popular book club – there was a lot of talk about making the story into a film. The movie rights...
  • Sterling Bay retools old buildings, reshapes neighborhoods

    Sterling Bay retools old buildings, reshapes neighborhoods
    The future of Oprah's studio. The arrival of Google in the West Loop. And the potential to transform the old Main Post Office, a ruin so monumental it straddles an expressway. Each turnaround could improve a neighborhood. Combined, they could remake a...
  • Billie Letts dies at 76; author of bestseller 'Where the Heart Is'

    Best-selling author Billie Letts, whose 1995 novel "Where the Heart Is" was selected by Oprah Winfrey for her book club and then adapted into a movie, has died in Oklahoma. She was 76. Letts died Saturday in Tulsa of acute myeloid leukemia. Her...
  • Spotlight on Santa Fe; recalling old Chicago

    Spotlight on Santa Fe; recalling old Chicago
    "Santa Fe" (Museum of New Mexico Press, $39.95) Santa Fe, N.M., founded in 1610, is unique among cities in the United States. No other city looks like Santa Fe. Here three dominant cultures — Indian, Hispanic and Anglo — have coexisted and...
  • The brilliance of first impressions

    Q. I do an enormous amount of hiring for my organization. After a decade of interviewing, I notice subtle signs right away that tell me how good a potential employee will be. The problem is I feel guilty that I'm not giving people a chance if I jump to...
  • Tony Dungy learned the danger of commenting on NFL's first gay player

    Tony Dungy learned the danger of commenting on NFL's first gay player
    The Rams open training camp Friday and the rules of engagement regarding Michael Sam have been set. Let’s call it them the Dungy Rules. Rule No. 1 - You must be 100 percent positive in commenting about Sam. If not, you’d better hire a...
  • Kids say the darnedest -- and freaky -- things sometimes

    Kids say the darnedest -- and freaky -- things sometimes
    I was talking with a co-worker yesterday, and she was recalling something her young son said to her that surprised her. It was a profound statement that, to me, sounded shrouded in irony. I will let her comment below, if she wants to talk about this...
  • Downtown Sound series proves Millennium Park can rock

    Downtown Sound series proves Millennium Park can rock
    The Downtown Sound music series is now a Monday night fixture during the summer at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, but it wasn't always so. The city of Chicago had a hands-off policy toward rock music for generations, a phobia turned into...
  • Forgotten teams like Buffalo need a jolt of Bon Jovi

    Forgotten teams like Buffalo need a jolt of Bon Jovi
    Jon Bon Jovi. Does the name mean anything to you? How about Donald Trump? OK, how about Terry Pegula? They head the three groups that reportedly have bid for the Buffalo Bills. You remember the Bills, right? Probably not, which is why the NFL...