| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:47 AM
Tarell Alvin McCraney, a 2003 graduate of DePaul University’s Theatre School, an ensemble member at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 2010, a sometime Chicago actor, and a writer known internationally for the acclaimed Louisiana trilogy “...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Halfway through Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's intricate third novel, "Americanah," one of the protagonists makes a case for intricate novels. Ifemelu, a bright, outspoken Nigerian woman living in the United States, is reading Jean Toomer's "Cane" at a...
| Apr 10, 2013
Jim Reynolds, who grew up in Englewood and is among this city's business elite, always has known that side of Chicago.
He also knows the jolt that comes when someone, especially someone who has grown up here, first has their eyes opened and the city's...
| Mar 21, 2013
Chicago's documentary film industry is getting its own high-profile Demo Day.
Running concurrently with the Chicago International Film Festival, a group of corporate and nonprofit executives will showcase up to eight unfinished documentary films at a...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The lineup for the 10th annual CityLit Festival is set, so Baltimore-area book lovers should mark April 13 on calendars.
The event, held at the central branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, offers a full day of author readings, panel discussions and...
| Mar 28, 2013
First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago April 10 to speak at a working lunch hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that is aimed at addressing youth violence in the city.
According to an announcement Wednesday by the first lady's office, she will urge...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Aleksandar Hemon landed in the United States two decades ago, January 1992. He was 27, a young Bosnian journalist from Sarajevo arriving on a one-month visa, arranged through a cultural exchange program sponsored by the State Department. Just after he...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Kara Walker will be difficult. This gets whispered to you by enough people in the art world and you start to believe it: She's humorless!
Intimidating! David Mamet intimidating!
And this week, before the Thursday opening of “...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 9:18 PM
A UC Irvine sociology professor has been elected to the National Academy of Education for his work studying students in immigrant families, the university announced Tuesday.
Rubén Rumbaut is the second UCI professor to be selected for the academy, which...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 12:07 PM
We sped south on Cicero Avenue. Through Oak Lawn, Alsip, Crestwood, a flat, aging strip-malled landscape of crumbling pizza joints and ancient tanning parlors, fast-food chains, tile-supply stores and —
"Wow!" I shouted, "Look! The Brazen Head!"...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Music has always been a part of Laguna's art culture, but it has a hit-or-miss history. Lyric Opera Co. was founded here, leading to the formation of Opera Pacific, which moved out of town. The Laguna Chamber Music Society presented concerts at the...