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  • Humanities Festival preview: Journey off the beaten path

    Humanities Festival preview: Journey off the beaten path
    Long before Lollapalooza became a fixture in Grant Park, long before Riot Fest and Pitchfork Music Festival and the myriad other concentrations of cultural events that have come to define the city's warm-weather entertainment scene, there was the Chicago Humanities Festival.
  • William Gibson's work anything but 'Peripheral'

    William Gibson's work anything but 'Peripheral'
    The golden age of science fiction was the 1950s, which was also the golden age of the American middle class. Writers then could brace themselves against the monolithic certainties of their society, shoot off into other worlds, be back to the suburbs in...

    Corrections and clarifications for Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

    A story in the preprinted Arts section Sunday about the essayist Roxane Gay noted she was appearing Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Chicago Humanities Festival. Gay canceled her appearance just after the section was printed; a festival representative said it was...

    Literary events

    Following are literary events around town selected by editors of Printers Row, our membership society for book lovers. Nov. 1: Patti Smith will receive the 2014 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize and discuss her memoir, "Just Kids," with Tribune music...

    Essayist Roxane Gay's critical voice is booming

    Essayist Roxane Gay's critical voice is booming
    At the risk of sounding like I'm "mansplaining": Female nonfiction writers are having a moment. How do I know this? The literary ether has whispered it for months: Lena Dunham ("Girls") recently Instagrammed a picture of Megan Stielstra's book of essays,...