| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:10 PM
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...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:25 PM
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,...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:34 PM
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...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:47 PM
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...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:17 AM
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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:01 PM
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...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:30 AM
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.
| Jul 8, 2009
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...
| Nov 15, 2007
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...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Jan 6, 2010
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...
| Jul 27, 2004
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.