| Aug 30, 2012
Every day I come to work and look up at our building, at the neo-Gothic splendor of the Tribune Tower, a landmark and protected icon, part of the old in an ever-changing city famous for her crooked politicians and her amazing architecture.
| Aug 24, 2012
Brandon Boyd, a giant rock star for nearly the last decade and a half as singer and lyricist for Incubus, arrives in the Tribune Tower lobby by himself.
No publicist. No manager. No entourage. Just a guy in a porkpie hat, comfortable doing an interview...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 8:08 AM
The Printers Row Journal Book of the Month program wrapped up June with a Skype conversation with J. Courtney Sullivan, author of "Maine."
About a dozen people — all members of book clubs throughout the Chicagoland area — gathered in the...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Reporters regularly write profiles of individuals -- often famous politicians, newsworthy people or folks who have something unique about them. Something in that vein was what I was planning a few months ago after the Bears traded for Brandon Marshall,...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 7:26 AM
Adam Richman was the same charismatic guy’s guy Thursday in the Tribune Tower cafeteria that he was as host of Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food” — you just wouldn’t have known it at first.
The burly Brooklyn native...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Memoir, it is said, is the art of subjective truth. Books like Tobias Wolff’s “This Boy’s Life” and Mary Karr’s “The Liar’s Club” set the bar high, and sadly the memoir explosion that followed those titles...
| Jul 5, 2012
The Mynabirds singer/songwriter Laura Burhenn doesn’t believe in guilty pleasures. She has her opinions, and she’s not ashamed. On that note, she says with a laugh: Her favorite movie is “The Neverending Story.”
| Jul 6, 2012
| 8:58 AM
The Esalen Institute in Big Sur beckons thousands for its yoga workshops, meditation retreats and hot springs, but author Cheryl Strayed isn't there to relax. With her husband and children, ages 6 and 8, in tow, Strayed is there to work, teaching an...
| Feb 5, 2012
The scope of the disaster was hard to fathom. Tribune reporters and photographers who raced to the scene that bitterly cold January night in 1967 sent word that McCormick Place was ablaze, engulfed in flames, raging — destroyed. Back at Tribune...
| Sep 20, 2012
Every so often I have this odd fantasy: that I join the American Civil Liberties Union and its fight for free speech.
But then the ACLU does something utterly stupid, brutish, nasty and ridiculous.
The latest politically correct ACLU attack involves a...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:59 AM
There are nearly 150 fragments of famous structures and historic sites from around the world and all 50 states embedded in Tribune Tower.
These pieces of history reflect the aspirations of the Tribune Tower's creators: To make the fledging skyscraper one...