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Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005 01:41 am

How to search for "the soul of kindness"

Call me cantankerous, but I didn’t want to like Field Notes on the Compassionate Life. Sure that in the background I was hearing strains from the ’60s musical Hair, I wondere...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005 08:01 am

Noir is a travelogue with a twisted sense of humor

Chicago Noir isn’t about a newspaper, although after reading it I kept thinking of the old riddle “What’s black and white and red all over?” The stage sets in th...
Thursday, March 31, 2005 11:12 am
Though it has been more than 10 years since my husband moved to the Midwest from Boston, his amazement at the prairie remains fresh. Driving to Chicago, he’ll point out the window and ...
Thursday, March 3, 2005 07:44 am
Number 9, number 9, number 9 . . .  No, John Lennon hasn’t booked a return engagement, but wordsmiths are singing the praises of something almost as good. More than 30 ...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004 10:14 am
During the height of the Depression, central Illinois was convulsed by a vicious coal-mining war that pitted worker against worker, changed an industry, and altered the course of organized labo...
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004 02:54 am
First initial, last name. More than six feet tall. In his early 20s he made a name for himself in battle, but accounts of his heroism would later be questioned. Well-born, he nevertheless incre...


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