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Gay Etiquette

June is known as “Pride month” when the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community celebrates its accomplishments and progress. And as society opens up and becomes more accepting, a funny thing happens: awkward social situations. But there’s one man who’s trying to help navigate the joyful and sometimes painful process of interacting with each other. […]

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Tavis Smiley: ‘Fail Up’

Award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley is on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. He will discuss, among other things, his new book: Fail Up. Based on Smiley’s own experiences over the years, the book is about 20 lessons he learned on how to build success from failure. The following is an excerpt from the book: By the […]

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Ernie Banks’ Career as a Cub

On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, Chicago Tribune baseball columnist Phil Rogers joins us to discuss his latest book, Ernie Banks: Mr. Cub and the Summer of ’69. Here is an excerpt from the book and a slideshow of Banks’ greatest days. Excerpt from Ernie Banks: Mr. Cub and the Summer of ‘69: All of […]

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Dear Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood

John W. Fountain, a Roosevelt University journalism professor and weekly Chicago Sun-Times columnist, has published a new book about fathers and fatherhood. This book is a compilation of true stories written by journalists and writers about their relationships with their fathers, or lack thereof, and fatherhood in general. Inspired by Fountain’s essay for National Public […]

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Brooks and Cognitive Development

New York Times conservative Op-ed Columnist David Brooks has written on just about everything — politics, war, class and beyond. In his new book, he is revealing the power of our unconscious and its role in our development. In his book, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement, David Brooks suggests […]

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