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  • Review: "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman

    Review: "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman
    Like modern fantasy authors from Lewis Carroll, George MacDonald and C. S. Lewis to Gene Wolfe and John Crowley, Neil Gaiman writes about the worlds on the edges of this one -- just off the map, a bit to the left, inaccessible without the right mirror...
  • Interview: Call from Maroon 5 set PJ Morton's career in motion

    Interview: Call from Maroon 5 set PJ Morton's career in motion
    Back in 2011, one night after PJ Morton watched his future Young Money record label boss and rap megastar Lil Wayne perform at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Mich., the soul-pop singer returned to the venue to perform pop hits such as "Moves...
  • Time-traveling fiction continues to appear

    In "The Shining Girls," the South African writer Lauren Beukes' chilling new novel set in Chicago, Harper Curtis is not your run-of-the-mill serial killer. In some respects, his modus operandi is strictly garden variety. He stalks his victims —...
  • Jodi Picoult on 'The Storyteller'

    Jodi Picoult on 'The Storyteller'
    Don't mess with Jodi Picoult. The author of a string of best-selling popular novels with weighty themes ripped from the headlines, Picoult pulls no punches. Her latest book, out this month, is "The Storyteller," which is about a young woman who finds...
  • Petrushevskaya's real terror? Ordinary life

    Petrushevskaya's real terror? Ordinary life
    Barred from publishing fiction in the Soviet Union until she was 50 years old and the country was falling apart, the Russian author Ludmilla Petrushevskaya avoids explicit political themes. It seems to have been her stories' bleakness, giving the lie to...
  • Scottish writers lead the way in producing popular crime fiction

    Scottish writers lead the way in producing popular crime fiction
    As proudly reported in Scottish Life magazine, a British think tank called the New Economics Foundation recently determined that the Scots are the happiest people in Britain, boasting some of the most impressive "wellbeing" scores anywhere. Exactly why...
  • Interview: Trey Songz builds a better R&B singer

    Interview: Trey Songz builds a better R&B singer
    For an R&B artist who seems to exude confidence in his music and his abs-heavy videos, Trey Songz was somewhat critical of himself during our recent conversation. The "Say Aah" and "Bottoms Up" singer downplayed the importance of his most recent album,...
  • Why you should read genre books

    Why you should read genre books
    I'm usually reading four or five books at a time. At the moment, I'm in the middle of Husain Haddawy's enchanting translation of “The Arabian Nights” (forget Cervantes and Sterne — this is where postmodernism begins); Jean-Luc Marion's...
  • Elizabeth Berg on 'Tapestry of Fortunes'

    Elizabeth Berg on 'Tapestry of Fortunes'
    Since her first novel, "Durable Goods" (1993), Chicago author Elizabeth Berg has carved out a place as one of America's most beloved chroniclers of female friendship. Best known for the best-selling "Open House," an Oprah's Book Club selection in 2000,...
  • A cat, a marriage, and relationships

    A friend of mine lost her roommate's cat a few years ago. Her roommate was out of town, and my friend was caring for the animal. The cat was allowed out for a bit in the evenings, behind their complex. One night, my friend forgot to let him back in. In...
  • Sue Grafton bares heart in 'Kinsey and Me'

    Sue Grafton bares heart in 'Kinsey and Me'
    The mystery short story has always been something of a boutique genre. Specialty magazines such as Ellery Queen and the Strand have kept it alive over the decades, but only just. Short fiction, to the extent that it's still vital, is mostly the domain...