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  • Tomas Transtromer: The Man with the Nobel Tattoo

    Tomas Transtromer: The Man with the Nobel Tattoo
    The second-greatest mystery ever to come out of Sweden – the first being "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and its novelistic siblings by the late Stieg Larsson – is the annual speculation about who will receive the Nobel Prize in literature....
  • Can TSA change make Obama a shoe-in?

    Can TSA change make Obama a shoe-in?
    With unemployment high, consumer confidence battered and the general outlook as grim as a Cormac McCarthy novel, Barack Obama may have virtually no chance of victory in 2012. Or so I thought until his Homeland Security chief, Janet Napolitano, offered a...
  • Book Review: 'The Sisters Brothers' by Patrick deWitt

    Book Review: 'The Sisters Brothers' by Patrick deWitt
    The Sisters Brothers A Novel Patrick deWitt Ecco: 336 pp., $24.99 If Cormac McCarthy had a sense of humor, he might have concocted a story like Patrick deWitt's bloody, darkly funny western "The Sisters Brothers." It's 1851, and Eli and Charlie...
  • The best presents for the book nerds on your gift list

    The best presents for the book nerds on your gift list
    It Chooses You, by Miranda July (McSweeney's, 2011) The filmmaker/artist/poet/fiction writer Miranda July is well-known for her movies, whose moods share a kind of charming sincerity with that of her other work. Last month, July's first attempt at...
  • Book review: 'The Border Lords' by T. Jefferson Parker

    Book review: 'The Border Lords' by T. Jefferson Parker
    When it comes to the crime-based fiction that long has played such an important role in the literary life of Los Angeles, we're living through what amounts to a golden age. The dark ecstasies of James Ellroy, Michael Connelly's artful probing of the...
  • Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones spar in 'Sunset Limited'

    "The Sunset Limited" is drama stripped bare, with two actors in their prime tackling life's major issues. As such, it needs to be incredibly strong. And HBO's movie, airing Saturday, Feb. 12, is. Why are we here? Is there a God? Is life worth living?...
  • Chicagoland book club

    Chicagoland book club
    One thing to know about our book club: Our book club includes nine women and four men. We like the fact that our group has members of both sexes because it brings different perspectives to our discussions. We call ourselves the Gammy Birds, which is...
  • Dan Deacon drops first song from new album, 'America,' due in August

    Dan Deacon drops first song from new album, 'America,' due in August
    Late last night, Baltimore noise-maestro Dan Deacon took to Twitter to point fans to "Lots," the first song from his forthcoming album, "America," due Aug. 28 on Domino. Deacon, the most recognizable face of Baltimore's Wham City art collective, has been...
  • 15 to play

    Thank you, "Mass Effect 3." The year's first blockbuster has whet our appetites for an incredible slate of high-end releases and potential sleeper hits due in the coming months. And "Game Cache," b's new gaming blog, will be all over them. We'll be...
  • Left Behind: Novelist Peter Heller Imagines a Post-Apocalyptic America

    Left Behind: Novelist Peter Heller Imagines a Post-Apocalyptic America
    We never seem to lose our appetite for stories about the end of the world. And novelist Peter Heller has written a good one. The Dog Stars reads a little like Cormac McCarthy’s The Road mixed with Mad Max, Contagion, Jack London and issues of...
  • 'The Sunset Limited'

    'The Sunset Limited'
    As director, Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones casts another excellent actor - Samuel L. Jackson - opposite him in this intense two-person drama, an adaptation of a novel by Cormac McCarthy ("No Country for Old Men") first shown on HBO. Jones plays a...