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  • Librarians were kids once, too

    Librarians were kids once, too
    "From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E.L. Konigsburg Every child fantasizes about running away from home to teach his or her parents a lesson. One summer, 12-year-old Claudia showed me exactly how it could be done, in comfort and...
  • Is it an earthquake, or simply a shock?

    Is it an earthquake, or simply a shock?
    Whatever its literary merits, “Fifty Shades of Grey” can take credit for a few things. The phenomenal best-seller has brought kinky erotica out from under the covers and into the mainstream. It has provided comedians and parodists with ripe...
  • Confident readers

    Confident readers
    "Oodles of Noodles" by Diana Hendry, illustrated by Sarah Massini "Oodles of Noodles" is about spaghetti going all over the house. I think it's funny because it's not about real life. I want a pasta machine to make noodles. You'll like this book if you...
  • Threat To Democracy Averted!

    For newspapers such as The Hartford Courant, ``street sales'' are a mixed blessing. How much better it would be for the newspaper accountant and advertisers and just about everybody if you subscribed and got it delivered to your door -- or at least to one...
  • Chicago Teachers Union sets Sept. 10 strike date

    Chicago Teachers Union sets Sept. 10 strike date
    The Chicago Teachers Union this evening voted to strike on Monday, Sept. 10, the earliest day possible after filing a 10-day strike notice Wednesday and saying they would remain at the neogotiating table until an agreement was reached.  Sept. 10 is the...
  • The ballad of reading guilt

    The ballad of reading guilt
    Dorian Gray's story would have been drastically different had he been granted amnesty for his sins. Instead he died a deformed, barely human figure, resembling the ugliness of his immoral life. While the cad Dorian felt no remorse for his evil acts,...
  • Hit show 'Wild Chicago' may be heading to DVD

    Hit show 'Wild Chicago' may be heading to DVD
    In January 1989, entertainer Ben Hollis and WTTW-Ch. 11 producer Jon Davies created a television show that they called "Wild Chicago." The reason they did this, said Hollis at the time, "was because there was nothing like it on TV." Indeed. I was the...
  • Tax, bribery charges filed against Indiana officials

    Tax, bribery charges filed against Indiana officials
    Tax evasion and bribery charges have been filed against city council members in Gary, Hammond and East Chicago, a Merrillville clerk, the former head of the East Chicago library and a Hammond contractor. Federal indictments were announced today against:...
  • I Am the Worst: Birthday Weekend Edition

    I Am the Worst: Birthday Weekend Edition
    This past weekend was my “birthday weekend”, which just means it was the closest weekend to my birthday. Two of my best friends from high school, Ian and Justin, came to visit me. My brain is still not working correctly. Here are some things...
  • Living in dangerous times

    Living in dangerous times
    The prospect of interviewing Don DeLillo produces a certain anxiety. DeLillo, one of the most heralded American novelists of the past 40 years, has a reputation for being inaccessible, emotionally and otherwise. While by no means a recluse like J.D....
  • Life's tough lessons

    Life's tough lessons
    When author Nami Mun was 13, she ran away from her family's Bronx apartment. She survived by holding down odd jobs and living wherever she could — on benches, in shelters or squatting in abandoned buildings. In her early 20s, she found steady...