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  • Chicagoland book club

    Chicagoland book club
    One thing to know about our club: In 1958, Allen Schwartz went to the Skokie Public Library and met Mary Radmacher. He asked her if the library would be willing to provide two hours of time and space every other week for about 12 to 15 people to discuss readings from the "Great Books of the Western World" collection. She enthusiastically welcomed the proposal and thus was born a lifelong collaboration. This year marks the 51st year of conversation and warm friendship discussing "Great Books" titles at the Skokie Public Library. The group has seen four members get married and, unfortunately, has experienced several deaths, but through it all the ever-eager "Great Bookers" continue to meet.
  • The man many know as Newman has a new show

    The man many know as Newman has a new show
    Actor Wayne Knight is a veteran of iconic television and major feature films, from playing the evil mailman Newman on “Seinfeld” to the gluttonous villain in Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park.” He’s also a longtime...

    The birth of a Twitter trend: #replacebooktitleswithbacon

     
    Lots of great book titles with bacon! And if you've seen too many go by on Twitter lately, blame Carolyn Kellogg and Elissa Schappell.

    Perspectives on the fall of the Berlin Wall

    Perspectives on the fall of the Berlin Wall
    We make fun of Nostradamus and numerologists, but give editors an anniversary and the floodgates open. We're anniversary-ologists, as USA Today might say. Unfortunately, trying to take the pulse of what happened in Eastern Europe in 1989 is more complex...

    Ben Franklin's 'self-evident' declaration

     
    by Frank James On this Independence Day, as we pay annual homage to the Declaration of Independence for which Thomas Jefferson gets most of the credit for authoring, let's not forget the signal contribution made by Benjamin Franklin -- entrepreneur,...