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  • Linda Johnson Rice, Ebony and Jet chairman

    Linda Johnson Rice, Ebony and Jet chairman
    Linda Johnson Rice remembers flying to Paris at age 7 for the couture shows with her mother, Eunice Johnson, on a buying trip for the Ebony Fashion Fair. Around age 9 she was getting to know Michael Jackson, also 9, because her father, John H. Johnson,...
  • Chicago media members name their least favorite celeb interviews of 2013

    Chicago media members name their least favorite celeb interviews of 2013
    There are few things more important to me than credibility. So when Pete Wentz told me Fall Out Boy wasn’t getting back together, only for Fall Out Boy to announce it was reuniting the same day my story ran in the Tribune and RedEye, I was furious....
  • Man in Forest Park crash died of natural causes

    Man in Forest Park crash died of natural causes
    A Bellwood man who died Friday morning following a crash in Forest Park died of natural causes, the Cook County medical examiner's office determined today. Carter Thompson, 63, was declared dead at 3:26 a.m. at Loyola University Medical Center,...
  • Authors reflect on the best books they've given or received

    Authors reflect on the best books they've given or received
    Wrapping paper is superfluous when it comes to books. Traditional books — physical books you can hold in your hands — are ideal packages already. The gift lies between covers: the meaning and feeling conveyed both by the book itself and by the...
  • Review: 'Little Failure' by Gary Shteyngart

    Review: 'Little Failure' by Gary Shteyngart
    The broad appeal of immigrant fiction — the literature of belonging and not belonging and longing to belong — lies in the promise of finding a lost home. What the immigrant character (invariably a stand-in for the immigrant author) offers to...
  • Gaming Board calls influx of sweepstakes video games illegal

    Gaming Board calls influx of sweepstakes video games illegal
    Illinois lawmakers promised years ago to finally get rid of video poker machines that had long gone unregulated and untaxed in dark corners of bars across the state. In turn, they legalized video gambling machines that were taxed and tightly controlled....
  • Review: 'Autobiography' by Morrissey

    Review: 'Autobiography' by Morrissey
    We know that pose: Stephen Patrick Morrissey in black and white, an awning of jet-black hair over his forehead, his eyes closed, the photograph tilted at such an angle to make him appear caught in mid-swoon. This persona, a romantic so burdened by...
  • Poet J.J. Tindall finds freedom in guiding boat tours

    Poet J.J. Tindall finds freedom in guiding boat tours
    The poet is on vacation until April, that “cruelest month” of T.S. Eliot’s, and so was to be found one afternoon in early December sitting at the bar at the Billy Goat Tavern and drinking a beer. His name is J.J. Tindall (James Joseph)...
  • Chicago judge: Sherlock Holmes no longer covered by copyright

    Chicago judge: Sherlock Holmes no longer covered by copyright
    A federal judge has ruled that Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, Dr. John H. Watson, are no longer protected by copyright, and that all elements of the famous sleuth's stories created by the late Sir Arthur Conan Doyle before 1923 are now in the public...
  • Review: 'Repast' by Michael Lesy and Lisa Stoffer

    Review: 'Repast' by Michael Lesy and Lisa Stoffer
    Menus of yesteryear often amuse readers because of what seems to be ridiculously low prices: 50 cents for filet mignon with sauce béarnaise; 75 cents for chicken chow mein; 15 cents for ravioli “alla Genovese.” What’s often forgotten...
  • Chicago Tribune photo challenge

    Thanks to all of you for contributing to the Chicago Tribune Photo Challenge. With a new year upon us, we're going to take a few months off to regroup and reconfigure things. But we will be back. In the meantime, there are all kinds of ways to share...
  • U. of I. tracking attempts to influence admissions

     U. of I. tracking attempts to influence admissions
    When a University of Illinois transfer applicant last month was denied acceptance, she called the admissions office to ask about submitting an appeal. Her godmother, who stated that she was a Cook County Circuit Court judge, was yelling in the background....