| Jun 27, 2013
The heat of summer 2013 took its sweet time arriving this year, even though summer officially began only last week. But as anyone in Chicago can tell you, the weather doesn't have to be ideal to make outdoor dining appealing.
Chicagoans, perhaps because...
| Jun 13, 2013
Summer is the sweet season for restaurants. Fresh produce is abundant, daylight lasts longer and restaurants are busier and bigger (with the addition of outdoor seats) than at any other time of the year.
So once again I'm trotting out my Summer Eating...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Millions of people take statin drugs to lower their cholesterol. But the medications may also interfere with the positive effects of exercise in some patients, according to a small study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:54 AM
The Tribune’s editorial board advocates breaking legislative promises made to teachers and state employees (“Cullerton, Madigan and the culture of failure,” Editorials, June 12). Breaking such promises would be devastating to thousands...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 1:52 PM
After Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg discussed her book “Lean In” at a recent Chicago Tribune Press Pass event, the Tribune invited people for a follow-up.
Three dozen women responded and joined us at the Chicago Tribune on Thursday to talk...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:26 AM
In "The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls," the much-buzzed-about debut novel by Anton DiSclafani, a teenage girl named Thea Atwell is sent from her home on an orange plantation in central Florida in the Great Depression to the camp of the title (once...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds A blog post by a former reporter-turned-hospital fundraiser is being circulated throughout the journo digital world. In a nutshell, Allyson Bird, the author, paints a grim picture of modern journalism and justifies why she left the...
| May 9, 2013
Facebook is probably the first platform you think of when seeing the words "photo tagging." Now, Instagram's plan for tagging is coming into focus.
Called Photos of You, Instagram says it's now as easy to add a person to a photo as it is to add a...
| Feb 8, 2013
It was 79 and partly sunny in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday.
So what that Fort Lauderdalians were cruising the roads with the top down while Chicago was enjoying a little precipitation? OK, sticklers might prefer the word "sleet," but whatever....
| Feb 19, 2013
You've been through a divorce, and now you are ready to begin a new chapter of your life. How do you navigate entering the dating world after a divorce and how do you handle relationships with friends and family? Experts join Life Lessons columnist...
| Mar 21, 2013
For decades Chicago journalists' post-work watering hole of choice has been the Billy Goat Tavern, with its three beers on tap ($3.50 Schlitz and Billy Goat Dark and Lager) and $3.15 cheeseburgers just a dark stairway's descent from the Magnificent Mile's...