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  • Review: 'Hush Hush' by Laura Lippman

    Review: 'Hush Hush' by Laura Lippman
    In "The Girl in the Green Raincoat," Laura Lippman's 2011 novella, private detective Tess Monaghan is being held hostage by her pregnancy. She's in the third trimester, on bed rest for pre-eclampsia and, much like the photographer in Alfred Hitchcock's...
  • Review: 'Girl in a Band' by Kim Gordon

    Review: 'Girl in a Band' by Kim Gordon
    To women of a certain age and sensibility, Kim Gordon — bassist and vocalist for the era-defining art-rock band Sonic Youth — wasn't just a girl in a band, she was the girl in the band, an icy blonde commanding the stage in a striped...
  • Science-fiction roundup: Joe Abercrombie and more

    Science-fiction roundup: Joe Abercrombie and more
    The Just City by Jo Walton, Tor, 368 pages, $25.99 Science fiction readers occasionally claim it's the only true literature of ideas, confronting philosophical issues more directly than most fiction even tries. But there's a good reason for not trying:...
  • Reader of the Week: Nneka Rimmer

    Reader of the Week: Nneka Rimmer
    Who I am Nneka Rimmer, senior adviser at Boston Consulting Group. I live in North Kenwood, which is between Bronzeville and Hyde Park. One unique thing about me I remember being a pre-teen and moving from my bed to my parents' bed to spend long,...
  • Review: Nick Jones' 'Verite' mocks writer's ambitions

    Editors interfere with writers' work all the time. Just ask any writer. But in "Verite," a dark new comedy by Nick Jones, a woman's vaguely mysterious editors seem to be directing her life in dark ways. Jones, also writer and co-producer of the Netflix...
  • 'A Kim Jong-Il Production' times it right, post-Sony hacking

    'A Kim Jong-Il Production' times it right, post-Sony hacking
    In publishing, as in showbiz, timing is critical. Serendipity seems to have smiled on author Paul Fischer and his new book, "A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress and a Young Dictator's Rise to...
  • Happy birthday, Toni Morrison!

    Happy birthday, Toni Morrison!
    Today is Toni Morrison's 84th birthday. The Nobel laureate is the author of the novels "Beloved," "Song of Solomon," "Sula" and more than a dozen others. Morrison is a literary and cultural force. When other writers are slowing down, Morrison...
  • Cartoonist Mana Neyestani speaks on his Iran imprisonment, Charlie Hebdo

    Cartoonist Mana Neyestani speaks on his Iran imprisonment, Charlie Hebdo
    In 2006, the Iranian artist Mana Neyestani sat down to draw a children's cartoon for a weekly magazine called Iran Jome. The image showed a 10-year-old boy named Soheil trying to have a conversation with a cockroach in a nonsensical cockroach language....
  • One mom's empathy for PARCC test critics

     One mom's empathy for PARCC test critics
    I'm probably opposed to the PARCC test, but I'm too busy filling out my kids' home reading logs to give it a proper assessment. I know it stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and I know the Chicago Public Schools...
  • After lobbying push, drugmaker resubmits women's sex pill

    The makers of a twice-rejected pill designed to boost sexual desire in women are hoping a yearlong lobbying push by politicians, women's groups and consumer advocates will move their much-debated drug onto the market. The ongoing saga of Sprout...
  • Community: YWCA honors six at Legacy Luncheon

    Community: YWCA honors six at Legacy Luncheon
    The Glendale YWCA will recognize four adults and two high school seniors for their volunteer endeavors that support women and children at the 18th annual Legacy Luncheon on March 18 at the Oakmont Country Club. Four women will receive the Heart and...