How do you turn a life story into something more than a slog through boring facts? Perhaps Carol LaChapelle has an answer.
11 a.m., University Center/Multimedia Room
— Judy Hevrdejs, reporter
Susan and Drew Goss' demo. I was very excited to see that the chefs/owners of West Town Tavern have produced a cookbook, because I love her cooking and her approach to food. I'm eager to hear about the book.
11:45 a.m., Good Eating Stage
— Renee Enna, family and garden editor
Anyone who loves a good story told through pictures would enjoy these panelists: Cheryl Kent ("
Chicago"), Gerald Danzer ("Illinois: A History in Pictures") and Jasmine Alinder ("Moving Images: Photography and the Japanese American Incarceration"), plus an excellent moderator, Tribune photo editor
12:45 p.m., University Center/Loop Room
— Mark Jacob, deputy metro editor
Books and film:
and Chicago Tribune reporter
. Not to be too partial to my own, but these are two Tribune writers with great insights who are willing to speak their minds, talking about the intersection of two subjects I always find interesting.
1 p.m., Trib Nation Stage
— Doug George, assistant editor, On the Town
A cluster of cartoonists:
I was always a big fan of comic-book art, which is why I'm planning to see three wickedly funny Chicago cartoonists and illustrators: Ivan Brunetti, Chris "Elio" Eliopoulos and the artist who simply calls himself Onsmith. They'll talk about what it's like to lose your sanity to cartooning, among related topics.
2 p.m., Center Stage
— John von Rhein, music critic
Lively food chatter:
Cooking demo with The Hearty Boys, co-authors of "Talk With Your Mouth Full." Love them, love their food. The Hearty Boys serve as emcees in the Good Eating tent every year, and they keep things moving at a rollicking pace with plenty of humor and thoughtful questions.
2 p.m., Good Eating Stage
— Bill Daley, food writer
Religion and culture:
Martin Marty in conversation with Owen Youngman. Marty, emeritus professor of modern Christianity and culture at the
and author of more than 50 books, goes toe-to-toe — or, given the intellectual firepower these men embody, synapse-to-synapse — with Youngman, a former Tribune executive who is now professor of digital media at Northwestern University.
2 p.m., University Center/Lake Room
— Julia Keller, cultural critic
Waiting for some insight:
Although I wasn't a big fan of "Waiting to Exhale" (the movie), I'd be interested in seeing Terry McMillan talk about "Getting to Happy," hoping that her characters would be far less angry and stop burning folks' property.
3 p.m., Harold Washington Library Center/Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
— Shamontiel L. Vaughn, digital news editor
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