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  • Eboo Patel explores religious pluralism

    Eboo Patel explores religious pluralism
    Eboo Patel is an idealist. A hopeless romantic. A dreamer. The Chicago-based founder of the Interfaith Youth Core and one of President Barack Obama's faith advisers doesn't believe people of different faiths should just all get along. They should work...
  • Rick Kogan is feeling festive about Chicago

    That annual buffet of words called Printer's Row Lit Fest — I will always prefer its original name, Printers Row Book Fair — takes place Saturday and Sunday, with more than 250 authors spread across 200-some talks, performances, conversations,...
  • 'Diversey' by MacKinlay Kantor gets another shot

    'Diversey' by MacKinlay Kantor gets another shot
    How forgotten is MacKinlay Kantor's "Diversey"? Well, when I looked it up on the Chicago Public Library website, I found only one copy available systemwide, in the closed stacks of the downtown branch — meaning that any reader interested in taking a...
  • Elie Wiesel a beacon for human rights

    Elie Wiesel a beacon for human rights
    For more than 50 years, Elie Wiesel has provided a moral compass for the world, writing and advocating on human rights issues in the wake of his tragic experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust. His book "Night," recalling the terrors of the Auschwitz...
  • Children's Read & Write program returns

    Children's Read & Write program returns
    Know a young critic? Send them our way! To encourage reading and jump-start creativity, we're giving kids an opportunity to be heard through the Chicago Tribune Read and Write program. We're asking children ages 5-16 to submit book reviews about...
  • Best literary bets Humanities Festival

    Best literary bets Humanities Festival
    The literary events at the Chicago Humanities Festival are illustrative of the festival's sprawling theme, “America.” A diverse array of voices, perspectives and characters will illuminate the American experience. And for those whose passion...
  • Chicago Tribune Kids Read & Write Program

    Chicago Tribune Kids Read & Write Program
    Looking for summer activities? Love to read and write? We're asking children to submit book reviews to the Chicago Tribune Read and Write program. A selection of the reviews will be published in Printers Row Journal or online. --------------------...
  • Chicagoans spend lunch hour honoring Jackson

    At the Harold Washington Cultural Center, the line began forming at about 8 a.m., and it eventually stretched halfway around the building. In Daley Plaza, as many as 150 people stood in silence during the normally bustling lunch hour, every head turned...
  • Blue light special

    Blue light special
    Don't go into the light. That seems to be the agreed-upon advice from people who make it back down from the heavens after a near-death experience. Someday, we'll all go into that light -- sorry, but it's true, at least metaphorically -- but very few...
  • Have a neutral party with new base colors

    Lately I've been getting a lot of questions about neutral colors. Both men and women seem slightly befuddled about the base hues around which to build an ensemble. One of my girlfriends recently inquired about a navy sheath dress, and which color...
  • A missed connection leads to a special bond

    A missed connection leads to a special bond
    On a plane bound for O'Hare International Airport, Elsie Clark felt weak, scared and utterly alone -- until she spotted a pair of shiny leather shoes across the aisle. What happened to the 79-year-old Canadian over the next 12 hours -- she was embraced...
  • Not your parents' Loop

    Take a quick spin around Chicago's Loop and you might think it's a place only for working grown-ups. From the Federal Building to the Board of Trade, the downtown area dominated by the "L" tracks can seem like a place that's off-limits to kids. Sure, the...