| Apr 4, 2012
| 10:28 AM
Somewhere out there, a guy named Leon is also known as Big Tiny. I learned this after randomly accepting a Words With Friends game invite. I assumed I was playing a WGN viewer until my opponent messaged, "Leon, is that you?" I guess the person expected an...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:29 PM
At a prayer service in Daley Plaza to celebrate Good Friday, Cardinal George likened the suffering of Jesus on this day to the suffering of Christians in Chicago whether it is from illness, death, financial problems, anything that causes pain.
| Apr 10, 2012
| 8:08 AM
To understand the relationship between Herman Melville's 19th century novel and this 21st century blockbuster, perhaps a cliché would be useful: "The Art of Fielding" is as much about baseball as "Moby-Dick" is about whaling.
"Since the book came out, I'...
| Nov 15, 2012
Join us for this very special peek inside the Chicago Tribune’s test kitchen for an afternoon of holiday baking! Pastry chef and owner of Angel Food Bakery Stephanie Samuels and Good Eating Editor Joe Gray will welcome you to the test kitchen to...
| Dec 6, 2012
TribU: Current Events
Join us for a current-events class turned inside-out – an ongoing weekly discussion led by an editor and covering the news of the moment across a variety of print, broadcast, digital and social media sources (not just the...
| Jun 15, 2012
You've already started your own blog--now it's time to grow your audience. In this intermediate-level class, learn to write blog posts that get shared. Then learn how to promote your blog using social media and SEO (search engine optimization). 9 a.m....
| Jan 6, 2012
| 5:57 PM
Everybody loves Luis Urrea – including those who only know him as the author, Luis Alberto Urrea. The author of 14 books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist “The Devil’s Highway,” a non-fiction saga of immigrants lost in the...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:55 AM
People are hungry for connections. They can read Luis Urrea’s books, and do, but the chance to meet him, laugh with him, and hear him recite passages from his books (from memory, by the way), that’s magic.
And one thing people really want,...
| Oct 11, 2012
I have terrible news to report to Chumbolone Nation (aka American taxpayers) in the matter of the presidential Chia Heads.
If you recall, we executed an experiment to determine the winner of the presidential election. We don't use polls...
| Oct 25, 2012
After more than a year being stuck in city spaces -- don’t get me wrong, I love the city -- it is going to be a treat to take Chicago Live! on the road, heading south of I-80 to the spectacular if relatively secret campus of Governors State...
| Oct 29, 2012
A taxi-tracking service that started last year in London, where it takes two to four years to learn everything the famous "black cab" drivers need to pass a licensing test, will make its U.S. debut in Chicago on Thursday.
The company, Hailo, is betting...