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2014-07-31 12:27:08

Presented by The University of Chicago CHICAGO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Tribune will introduce a new digital experience tomorrow, designed to dramatically increase functionality for users on any platform. The fully-responsive experience - which intuitively tailors content based on device - is designed to help audiences discover news and information in the most entertaining, empowering way possible, whether on the desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. The University of...

2014-05-16 12:25:59

CHICAGO, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Tribune is gearing up for the 30(th) anniversary celebration of Printers Row Lit Fest, the largest free literary event in the Midwest. This year's headlining authors include 2014 Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award winner James Patterson, Stuart Dybek, Marlo Thomas, Walter Mosley, Lorrie Moore, Colson Whitehead and many more. Held in the historic Printers Row neighborhood along Dearborn between Congress and Polk Streets, the...

2014-04-14 12:30:40

CHICAGO, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Tribune announced today that James Patterson is the winner of its 2014 Young Adult Literary Award, in recognition of his efforts to encourage, inspire and motivate children to read. The annual award acknowledges the power of literacy in the lives of young adults specifically. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140414/72998 "The Tribune carries on a great literary tradition, and we believe that the written word can transform...

2014-01-21 12:29:48

CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Introducing Tribune Trivia, the Chicago Tribune's free smartphone and tablet application that taps into over 100 years of archived materials to generate questions that challenge and entertain readers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140121/CG49962) The app, available now for download on Facebook, Android or iOS, allows players to compete against friends or the computer and share their results via social media. An ongoing...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'