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  • Editor's choice: Kinder Than Solitude

    How can a novel feel so suspenseful yet its plot seem so beside the point? How can a work of fiction be so slender yet so broad in scope? Only a great talent like Yiyun Li could perform this magic. The story seems straightforward. Four adolescents...
  • Historic Patio Theater to close in April

    Historic Patio Theater to close in April
    The historic Patio Theater in Portage Park has been in Demetri Kouvalis' family since 1987. His father ran the movie theater until 2001, when the air conditioning broke. The repairs were more than the family could afford, and the theater, built in 1927,...
  • Is 'But I was drunk!' ever an excuse for cheating?

    Is 'But I was drunk!' ever an excuse for cheating?
    Dear Anna, Solve a debate between me and my boyfriend: If your partner cheats on you while under a heavy influence of alcohol or drugs, is that an acceptable excuse? Like, what if they were blacked out? —DUI Dear DUI, Acceptable in what sense?...
  • Bonding over generations of childhood books

     Bonding over generations of childhood books
    In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines OK — now continue. If you were one of the countless children who have been mesmerized by the classic picture book "Madeline," you can. Word for word, page by page, through the story of the...
  • Chicago Public Library Playaways

     
    I am a vocal proponent of having a library card.  Obviously, books are awesome, but in addition to having loads of reading material at your fingertips, at the Chicago Public Library you also have movies, music, museum passes and more accessible to you.  I...
  • Denis Johnson's papers go to Texas and more book news

     
    Denis Johnson, who won the National Book Award for his massive Vietnam novel "Tree of Smoke," will be giving his papers to the Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, it was announced Wednesday. As is typical of an......
  • Illinois Republicans lay budget cards on the table

     
    Last week, the Illinois Senate Republican caucus released "Facing Fiscal Reality --A plan for reality-based budgeting," a 21-page document that dealt in some detail with the cuts and other changes GOP lawmakers feel are necessary to get the state's...
  • Beat the heat

     
    Summer weather has officially hit Chicago. These are the days where I wish for the days of Snowpocalypse. I’m what some call a “penguin,” in that I’m not a big fan of heat—well, more like I hate humidity (but who doesn’...
  • My summer field trip to the Chicago History Museum

     
      After living in Chicago for almost 2 years now, I decided I really learn about the city & its history. My friends and I have been taking little “field trips” all over the city and exploring places we've never gone. Last week I was able t...
  • Frosh 101: The grocery store

     
    Oh, fall is in the air! The mild temps just bring us closer to college football, changing colors and, of course, beautiful women sporting sexy sweaters. Sorry. It's just my Kryptonite. Had to get that out of the way. But of course, fall (Not autumn....
  • NaNoWriMo awaaaaay!

     
    You'll have to excuse me. For the next month, my posts may be peppered with the following words and phrases: Starbucks, sleep-deprived, character development, third-act problems, rough draft, Starbucks, up until 2 a.m. (again), Starbucks, did I have a...