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The Hartford CourantGrowing up in Columbus, Ga., home of Fort Benning, Kimberly Smithwick knew better than to hang around with soldiers at bars. "I never thought I'd date a military guy, but then I met Joe," she said, laughing. There was something different about Staff...
Serial entrepreneur and Groupon co-founder Brad Keywell has begun taping pilots for a new 30-minute radio program he would host on WBEZ-FM 91.5, a public radio station. "It would be a Saturday morning show," said Jessica Malkin, executive director of...
Last week NBC announced it is renewing its Wednesday night drama "Chicago Fire" for a second season. The cast and crew are still in town but not for long; they're scheduled to wrap the Season 1 finale on Saturday. They'll be back in mid-July to begin work...
Tags: Nashville (tv program), Celebrities, Dick Wolf , Afghanistan, Movies
At most events it's easy to see which person is there covering it for the newspaper: They're the ones with the pads and pencils. For decades our reporters have always had news reporter notepads and cameras. With the evolution of our industry, however,...
Tags: Newspaper and Magazine, Apple iPad
Think about the monks who painstakingly copied by hand the books available before Johannes Gutenberg came up with the printing press in 1450. An era was ending and a new one that would last more than 550 years had begun. Now we are in a process of...
Tags: Book, Arts and Culture, Cuba
NEW YORK — A slender, silver-haired gentleman steps onto a nearly bare stage, the instantaneous applause continuing long after he reaches the spare wooden table awaiting him. For a moment, amid the din, he studies the audience — young and...
I really, really cherish reading with the boys, even though they have become voracious readers on their own. We started reading "classics" together when they were small: "Peter Pan", "Wind in the Willows" and "Stuart Little". In recent years, we were...
Somewhere between her Chilean family's life-or-death political realities and its intuitive, fantastical imagination is where Isabel Allende writes. Where she lives is the Bay Area, arriving in California about 25 years ago with a famous surname she's gone...
Tags: Literature, Media Industry, Journalism, Haiti, Isabel Allende
My periodic "Did You Know" columns tend to raise the blood pressure of more conservative readers who are embarrassed/angry/frustrated by the increasingly aggressive counter-cultural policies of the hard left and their allies in Hollywood, on campus, and...
Like at least one of them has been doing almost every morning since March, Mason Fidino and Kelvin Limbrick are standing in a flat, grassy patch north of Lincoln Park's nature museum, looking intently at sky and trees and listening like, well, hawks. ...
"Bumps in the road." — President Barack Obama on the unrest in Libya and elsewhere in the Middle East that included the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, an information officer, and two Navy SEALS. "Crude and disgusting"… "an...
Children's/young-adult author Judy Blume and graphic novelist/cartoonist Art Spiegelman will be honored as part of this year's Printers Row Lit Fest, which runs June 8 and 9 in the South Loop. Blume, the author of such beloved works as "Are You There...
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