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  • Discoveries: 'What Is This Thing Called Love?' by Gene Wilder

    Discoveries: 'What Is This Thing Called Love?' by Gene Wilder
    What Is This Thing Called Love? Stories Gene Wilder 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,...
  • A donation that was one for the books

    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...
  • Illinois school test scores: Income-based gap proves hard to close

    Illinois school test scores: Income-based gap proves hard to close
    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...
  • Nobel laureates in literature: the good, the bad and the Nazi

     
    When the Nobel Prize in literature was announced this month, the name "Herta Muller" met much American head-scratching. Muller, an ethnically German Romanian who writes of trials of living under a repressive dictatorship, has a strong reputation in Europe...
  • Santa Monica Pier to be anointed as Route 66 terminus

     
    Although Route 66 -- the Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway that John Steinbeck labeled the "Mother Road" -- never fully extended to the beach in Santa Monica, civic boosters aren't letting that fact spoil a good celebration. At 9 a.m. Wednesday, when......
  • A cornucopia of book covers

     
    The blog The Book Cover Archive has come up with a short, short list of its top 10 book covers of the aughts, with another 10 runners-up. There are special mentions for a handful of designers, but really, a group......
  • Monday's TV Highlights: Gobble, gobble, 'Gossip Girl'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 29 - Dec. 5 in PDF format This week's TV Movies TALKING TURKEY: Chuck and Blair (Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick) celebrate Thanksgiving on a new episode of the teen-themed......
  • Endorsement

     
    Somehow, I completely missed the 1992 film version of "Of Mice and Men" when it came out. Gene Siskel gave it 3 1/2 stars in his Tribune review: Gary Sinise directs and costars with Steppenwolf Theater colleague John Malkovich in......
  • Are there victims of Amazon's killer reviews?

     
    Last week, a literary "whodunit" circling around extraordinarily nasty reviews on Amazon's British website came to a surprise conclusion. The anonymous reviews fit a pattern: The targets were some of the nation's leading academics, and all the reviews...
  • Festival of Books: author Philipp Meyer

     
    First-time novelist Philipp Meyer will be at the Festival of Books on the Saturday panel, Fiction: Lives Unraveling. It was a long road, as he describes, to get his book "American Rust" to shelves. Now it is one of five......
  • Journalism panel: News from the past that makes more sense now

     
    Some the riches/annoyances of the Festival of Books are the conflicting panel times and conflicting impulses. I managed to catch about 40 minutes of “Current Interests: Journalists Uncover the Larger Story” before rushing off to another talk. But I...