| May 3, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Printers Row has chosen "The Yellow Birds," Kevin Powers' gut-wrenching debut novel, as its Book of the Month for May. The novel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award last year, evolved from Powers' yearlong service as a U.S. Army machine-...
| Dec 17, 2012
Over at the coffee bar, the goodbyes were flowing as freely as the hot drinks.
We'll miss you.
The morning rush at my regular Starbucks was bittersweet, no matter how much sugar you added to your latte. We regulars were...
| Apr 16, 2013
"Do you remember when it was 80 degrees in March last year?"
Yup, that might be the most common complaint muttered by coat-clad Chicagoans this spring.
Sure, summer didn't come early this year as it did last, but that hasn't stopped dozens of...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 3:57 PM
You start to learn things about Chicago after living here a while. RedEye staff members feel we'd be ignoring our civic duty by not clueing you in on some of the best tips and tricks we've acquired over our collective years. Call them ... Chicago hacks?...
| Mar 29, 2013
The wildly popular epic fantasy series "Game of Thrones" opens its third season on HBO on Sunday.
And now those of us who are hooked on the medieval fantasy must ask ourselves:
Are we nerds? And do we really care if we're nerds?
No. And no.
| Mar 31, 2013
| 5:54 PM
The letter arrived in July of 1974.
My writing clips had been reviewed, my references approved and interview completed. I was hired by the Chicago Tribune, even though the signature at the end of the letter sounded more like one of those fictitious...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Dec 2, 2012
Half a century ago, the unthinkable became all too thinkable as the Soviet Union and the United States engaged in a game of chicken, played with nuclear bombs.
On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy went on television to announce that the Soviet...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Hey, it's fine by me if the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain gets City Council approval to build a second Chicago store. That would simply double the number of Chick-fil-A restaurants in the city for me to boycott. Because what's not fine......
| Aug 18, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Sunday's print column I'm bursting with suggestions and sound counsel, yet, somehow, requests are not pouring in. Therefore, think of this as an unsolicited advice column. Dear Republicans: In the past week I've heard many of you confidently offering...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 4:32 PM
After sitting through the 8th District U.S. congressional race debate Thursday morning between Joe Walsh and Democrat Tammy Duckworth at the Tribune editorial board, I'm prepared to offer Walsh my endorsement to be the Next Big Thing in cable talk.......