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  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
  • 'Boilerplate' by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett

    'Boilerplate' by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett
    Boilerplate looks like an old stove with legs. He was built by Chicagoan Archibald Campion as the model for a new kind of soldier -- for "preventing the deaths of men in the conflicts of nations." After many exotic adventures around the globe, he...
  • A word or two thousand on 'Drunk: The Definitive Drinkers Dictionary'

    Out this week, just in time for Octoberfest, is "Drunk: The Definitive Drinkers Dictionary." The book contains no fewer than 2,964 synonyms for "drunk." "The English language includes more synonyms for the word 'drunk' than for any other word," writes...
  • Lost Trail Lodge: the faint call of the wild

    A white curtain of snow obscured my view of a sparse pine forest and the towering mountains bordering Donner Memorial State Park. The temperature on that January morning had dropped below 30, and the forecast called for one of the biggest snowfalls in...
  • Classic Hollywood: Rare films on display at Cinecon 46

    Classic Hollywood: Rare films on display at Cinecon 46
    The Cinecon Classic Film Festival is not for movie softies. It's for hard-core film buffs and historians who don't want to see the usual vintage fare that pops up on Turner Classic Movies or at revival theaters. So if you're looking to see "Casablanca,"...
  • Gifts good enough for the famous

    Gifts good enough for the famous
    Celebrities are cashing in on their fame by designing clothes, concocting fragrances, writing books and creating fine art. For those shopping for the celebrity obsessed, it has never been easier. Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove and Naperville...
  • Zin-ful toast to 4th of July

    Zin-ful toast to 4th of July
    July Fourth: Rockets will scream through the darkening sky, sparklers will sputter and cherry bombs will pop in backyards all across the United States. Why not also celebrate Independence Day with a firecracker of a wine, a zinfandel from California's...
  • Books to make Chicago seem balmy

    Books to make Chicago seem balmy
    Brr! Think Chicago is cold? This list of weather-driven stories will make this chilly city seem downright balmy. (Still, best to read these warmly indoors.) "Nine Below Zero" (2000) By Kevin Canty Vintage, 384 pages, $18 With his signature knack for...
  • Pseudonyms in Michael Jackson, Anna Nicole Smith cases pose challenge for authorities

     
    Before her death in 2007, model Anna Nicole Smith is believed to have used at least half a dozen different names to obtain powerful prescription medications. In the case of Michael Jackson, who died June 25 after being administered a......
  • Tight, blotto, sotted, sloshed: in other words, DRUNK [Updated]

     
    Out this week, just in time for Octoberfest, is "Drunk: the Definitive Drinkers Dictionary." A sleek, gray hardcover of manageable size, the book contains no less than 2,964 synonyms for drunk. "The English language includes more synonyms for the word.......
  • Octavia Butler's papers going to the Huntington Library

     
    The papers of Octavia Butler, the stereotype-shattering science fiction writer, will be added to the collection in the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif., which also houses the papers of Christopher Isherwood, Charles Bukowski and Jack London. The...