Alice Conroy loves a good mystery. The North Side resident has figured out that all the hours she’s spent reading mystery novels amount to more than a decade. So when her detective husband is gunned down, Alice is primed to believe something fishy is going on.
The Loop will be swarming with bookworms over the weekend. The Printers Row Lit Fest is an annual bonanza of book readings and book browsing. It’s a perfect weekend outing, but for those looking for more, Eight Forty-Eight decided to speak with someone who’s immersed in books everyday.
Human Rights Watch experts track wars, poverty and abuses all over the globe. Their reports, however, don't always show the human face behind the analysis. That’s what Human Rights Watch exposes when it hosts its annual film festivals in major cities like New York and London.
In the series Fear of Frying: Culinary Nightmares, food reporter Nina Barrett has done her part to tame some of the tasks that can make entering the kitchen so unnerving. She’s tackled knife sharpening, party throwing and egg boiling.
Grace Lee Boggs has been an activist for over half a century so she knows a thing or two about picking your battles. Boggs has worked on a variety of social issues: civil rights, labor, and environmental justice.
Photographer Melissa Ann Pinney has been photographing girls and women for some time. She previously tracked the life of women from birth to death. But her latest book captures a smaller though fascinating transition: from girl to teenager.