| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Some of the biggest blockbuster movies in the last 10 years are based on books. (That means you, Harry Potter and “The Hunger Games”). But the annual television lineup has always included its share of book adaptations as well, dating back to...
| Aug 19, 2012
A monthlong seaward expedition in search of Amelia Earhart's missing aircraft became a study in meditation, though not stillness, for a Chicago photographer widely esteemed for her visual accounting of artifacts.
The search, the subject of Discovery...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 3:16 PM
Whenever a new collection of stories by Alice Munro appears, which is often enough, reviewers compete to see who can gush about her most hyperbolically. She is "the living writer most likely to be read in a hundred years" (The Atlantic), "the best fiction...
| Aug 6, 2011
"Writing" seems an inadequate word to describe what Stephen Sondheim has done, yet it is the breadth, impact and influence of his writing that have won him the 2011 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for lifetime achievement.
The 81-year-old composer and...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Fall is here. The start of college football. Yes. My favorite time of year. I am a University of Illinois graduate, grew up in Central Illinois where the entire part of the state revolves around Illini football. Now my life revolves around Illini...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 4:41 PM
Maher's interview guest will be author and satirist P.J. O'Rourke. "Real Time" airs live at 10 p.m. ET Friday on HBO and repeats immediately at 11....
| Oct 10, 2011
| 4:40 PM
Former Congressman Alan Grayson electrified the audience Friday at HBO's “Real Time With Bill Maher.” The topic was the Occupy Wall Street protest, and Grayson, an Orlando Democrat, tangled with author P.J. O'Rourke. The other guests were...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 3:28 PM
You know you are in the midst of award season when it seems that new finalists and winners are being announced every week. Considering the onslaught of recent medal announcements and award ceremonies, we can definitely say that the season is now upon us....
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:35 PM
In celebration of July Fourth, Printers Row set out to create a reading list of patriotic books. But, how to define "patriotic"? We decided to have each contributing Tribune writer and editor pick a title that corresponds to his or her own definition....
| Jul 7, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Who knew, apparently references in Jonathan Franzen novels pay off.
The 9:30 Club has been named one of America's most influential clubs by Billboard magazine.
In an item published last week, the club was included alongside New York City's Bowery Room...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:44 AM
Our "booklub" started about six years ago. We all lived within a few blocks in Wilmette.
We really enjoyed "Small Island" by Andrea Levy. We were appalled by the treatment of black soldiers in Britain during World War II. The author's descriptions helped...