| Nov 7, 2010
The Passages of H.M.
A Novel of Herman Melville
Doubleday: 454 pp., $26.95
"The time for me hasn't come yet: Some men are born posthumously," Nietzsche wrote in "Ecce Homo." It's a statement that might have provided comfort to Herman...
| Sep 13, 2009
Morris Dickstein's "Dancing in the Dark" is not exactly the syncretic "Cultural History of the Great Depression" that its subtitle promises -- at best, the book treats inferentially the broad political and social trends of that desperate, crucial era. Let...
| Oct 4, 2009
Last year, the Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature to the French author Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio. The prize has been handed out annually, with the exception of the World War II years, since 1901, when French poet René F.A. Sully-...
| Oct 18, 2009
Dawn is coming soon. The lights are off, the sound system silent and the beasts of the Monterey Bay Aquarium have the place mostly to themselves: the otters, the anemones, the octopuses, the great white shark in the big tank, the lame young albatross in...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 9:23 AM
Betrayal: Nobel Prize-winner Harold Pinter's drama explores an ill-fated love triangle between a woman, her husband and his best friend.: through Nov. 13; 8 p.m. Fri. - Sat.; 5 p.m. Sun.; 8 p.m. Thu. - Fri.; $25; $20 for students;...
| Jul 25, 2010
What Is This Thing Called Love?
St. Martin's: 160 pp., $19.99
"It was cold and raining at four in the morning when Buddy walked out of Caesars Palace, stark naked except for the L.A. Times wrapped around his waist." These sweet,...
| Feb 6, 2010
The bright red library cart in the pediatric unit has wheels to move from place to place and books that will give wings to children in wheelchairs.
The idea behind the gift presented by Cathy and Scott Leiber of Williams Township Friday to the Good...
| Oct 30, 2009
Surrounded by sports fields and suburban lawns, Hadley Junior High School could be the envy of the state.
Nine of every 10 students at the Glen Ellyn school passed state exams in reading and math, according to the 2009 Illinois School Report Card made...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Here are apps that do more than explore California; several may help alleviate travel stress. Apps that work on iPhone also work on iPad and iPod Touch, and Android apps work on multiple phones and tablets, including those from Motorola, Samsung and...
| Apr 16, 2011
| 5:03 PM
This may sound strange coming from a newspaper editor, but I had a hard time learning to read.
A teacher sent me to my elementary school's reading specialist, and after some individual instruction, I began reading well above grade level. In fact, I...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 3:12 PM
Any educated scholar who has studied that journey knows that Bill Steigerwald simply hasn't enough facts to "debunk" that journey ("Sorry, Charley, Was Steinbeck's 'Travels with Charley' a fraud?" Reason magazine, April 2011").
For some reason the...