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  • The Poetry Center of Chicago moves into a new space

    The Poetry Center of Chicago moves into a new space
    Underneath the Chicago Cultural Center, tucked in a corner of the subterranean pedway system, lies the new home of the Poetry Center of Chicago.
  • George Whitman dies at 98; founder of legendary Paris bookshop

    George Whitman dies at 98; founder of legendary Paris bookshop
    George Whitman, the legendary founder of the Paris bookshop and literary institution Shakespeare & Co., died Wednesday. He was 98. The Left Bank bookshop was closed Wednesday, and a note on the door said Whitman had suffered a stroke a few months...

    Critic's Notebook: Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road' book app is a road trip and a map to the future

    Critic's Notebook: Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road' book app is a road trip and a map to the future
    There's a certain poetic justice in the fact that "On the Road" is one of Apple's top-grossing book apps. Released on Saturday, the iPad app for Jack Kerouac's landmark novel — featuring a variety of enriched content, including commentary, maps,...

    Planning your trip to Litquake in San Francisco

    WHERE TO STAY IN SAN FRANCISCO Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St.; (888) 717-3564, thehotelrex.com. This literary-themed boutique hotel near Union Square is offering Litquake attendees a 15% discount (book online and use discount code LQSF). Its Library Bar is...

    Michael J. Ybarra dies at 45; chronicler of extreme sports

    Michael J. Ybarra dies at 45; chronicler of extreme sports
    Michael J. Ybarra, a former Times reporter who had recently chronicled his extreme-sports adventures for the Wall Street Journal, was killed in a mountain-climbing fall over the weekend on the edge of Yosemite National Park. He was 45. A veteran...