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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...
Like the 22 books that preceded it, Markus Zusak's “The Book Thief” was chosen for the Chicago Public Library's One Book, One Chicago fall selection based on its literary merit and universal themes that would appeal to the widest range of...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel says the teachers strike is "not necessary" because the two sides were close. "I believe this is avoidable because this is a strike of choice," Emanuel said at a hastily called news conference at the Harold Washington Library Sunday...
Tribune reportersFor 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...
As obvious as this may sound at first, the 28th annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, which concluded Sunday afternoon and drew an estimated 130,000 attendees and 200 authors to the South Loop on a sweltering, cloudless weekend, was not the kind...
WGN NewsWade Rouse To purchase a copy of the book: It's All Relative: Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays, and 50 Boxes of Wine (A Memoir) Events: Tonight 6:00 p.m. The Chicago Public Library Harold Washington Library Center 400 State Street Chicago...
WGN NewsLori Andrews To purchase a copy of the book: I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy Event: February 1 6:00 p.m. Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State Street Chicago www.loriandrews.com Tips: Be...
Tags: Culture, Facebook, Culture, Social Media, Google Inc.
The queen of the 30-minute meal would like to direct attention to her buns. Here we have a Sicilian-style tuna burger, with tomatoes and capers on ciabatta. A portobello mushroom burger with spinach pesto. A decadent French-onion-dip beef burger, stacked...
Tags: Butter, Parsley, Iron (dietary supplement), Lobbying, Potatoes
Tribune newspapersIt's here! The 27th annual Printers Row Lit Fest begins today, with daytime programming from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Lit After Dark from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Before you hit the highway or head out for the el, here are some insider tips to make sure you have a...
To understand why the hiring of Brian Bannon as Chicago's public library commissioner caused a more-than-ordinary stir, let us quote a learned cultural authority. That authority is not Socrates. It is not Shakespeare. It is not Goethe. Nor is it...
Tribune reporterMayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan today to keep the city's branch libraries open six days a week by rehiring union workers and relocating employees from the Harold Washington Library to the neighborhood outposts. Emanuel made the move without the...
Tags: Employees, Employees, Libraries, AFSCME, Career and Workplace
Chicago's branch libraries will be closed all day on most Mondays instead of being closed during the morning on most Mondays and Fridays, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel originally envisioned. The change in plans, quietly announced this week, is the result of a...
Tags: Facebook, Employees, Media Industry, Job Layoffs, Libraries
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