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  • Arthur Marx dies at 89; writer son of Groucho

    Arthur Marx dies at 89; writer son of Groucho
    Arthur Marx, a veteran television writer, playwright, celebrity biographer and memoirist who wrote extensively about an often fractious life with his father, comedic legend Groucho Marx, has died. He was 89 and died of natural causes Thursday at his Los...
  • Book review: 'Here on Earth' by Tim Flannery

    Book review: 'Here on Earth' by Tim Flannery
    Earth could use a biography. Tim Flannery has delivered a provocative one in time for Earth Day. Despite the rising level of greenhouse gases warming the Blue Planet and the failure to unite governments behind efforts to arrest the trend, Flannery is...
  • Biography shows that creativity is ageless

    Biography shows that creativity  is ageless
    After the long angry mutter of winter, spring is a glorious happy shout. And what better way to celebrate its coming than with a book that is physically beautiful and emotionally transporting? Reading Molly Peacock's new biography "The Paper Garden: An...
  • "Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers" by Susan VanHecke

    "Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers" by Susan VanHecke
    "Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers" By Susan VanHecke Boyds Mills Press, $17.95, ages 11-15 This book is not well served by the first three words of its title, though the subtitle helps somewhat. We're not talking...
  • Chicago-area writers among the Society of Midland Authors' award winners

    Chicago-area writers among the Society of Midland Authors' award winners
    Former longtime Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Barnhart and his writing partner, Gene Schlickman, were among five Chicago-area writers winning recognition from the Society of Midland Authors, which announced winners of its annual Author Awards Wednesday...
  • Book review: 'The Churchills: In Love and War' by Mary S. Lovell

    Book review: 'The Churchills: In Love and War' by Mary S. Lovell
    The Churchills In Love and War Mary S. Lovell W.W. Norton: 640 pp., $35 Intelligent and well-written, like all of Mary S. Lovell's biographies, "The Churchills" provides a vivid introduction to the family of English aristocrats whose nation-preserving...
  • Book review: 'Robert Redford: The Biography' by Michael Feeney Callan

    Book review: 'Robert Redford: The Biography' by Michael Feeney Callan
    In Michael Feeney Callan's fawning new biography, we get plenty of the actor, director and environmentalist we already know but only a tantalizing, too-brief glimpse of a young man we almost never hear about: Charles Robert Redford Jr., Angeleno. From...
  • Catherine Mulholland dies at 88; historian wrote key biography of famed grandfather

    Catherine Mulholland dies at 88; historian wrote key biography of famed grandfather
    Catherine Mulholland, a historian whose biography of her grandfather William Mulholland sought to correct the image of the man who was sometimes vilified for his central role in bringing water to Southern California, died of natural causes Wednesday at...
  • Book review: Charlotte Chandler's 'Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, A Personal Biography'

    Book review: Charlotte Chandler's 'Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, A Personal Biography'
    It hardly seems possible that there could be room for yet another important biography on so iconic a star as Marlene Dietrich, already the subject of a remarkably candid yet detached memoir by her daughter Maria Riva and of the late Steven Bach's...
  • Review: "The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism" by Deborah Baker

    Review: "The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism"  by Deborah Baker
    "The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism" By Deborah Baker Graywolf, $23, 246 pages Conversion narratives have been a staple of American writing since the Puritans arrived in New England. But if the form that stories of spiritual rebirth take is...
  • Summer reading: Biographies

    All In From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ Jerry Yang with Mark Tabb Medallion: $24.95 Yang's memoir of becoming a world-class poker champion starts with his family, along with thousands of other Hmong, fleeing their Laotian homeland during the Vietnam...