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  • Book club: Morowitz, Wexler and Young

    Book club: Morowitz, Wexler and Young
    Our club We are Morowitz, Wexler and Young from Wilmette. Our meetings We try to meet every two weeks on Sunday mornings at Jake Morowitz's house. We loved "Justice as Fairness" and "The Law of Peoples" by John Rawls. These books reflected a...
  • '33 Artists' paints behind-the-scene picture of the art world

    '33 Artists' paints behind-the-scene picture of the art world
    If there was ever a subset of humanity ripe for anthropologizing, it's the art world. This caravan of artists, critics, curators, collectors, dealers and assorted hangers-on are united by a purported interest in art and a language called "artspeak." (In...
  • 2014 National Book Awards go to Phil Klay, Evan Osnos, Ursula Le Guin

    2014 National Book Awards go to Phil Klay, Evan Osnos, Ursula Le Guin
    Let's be honest: At the 2014 National Book Awards ceremony Wednesday night, Ursula K. Le Guin stole the show. Speaking from the stage at a black-tie ceremony at the Manhattan restaurant Cipriani, where she was presented with the Medal for...
  • Lemony Snicket under fire for racial joke at National Book Awards

    Lemony Snicket under fire for racial joke at National Book Awards
    Daniel Handler, the author best known for his children's novels written under the name Lemony Snicket, is drawing fire for a racially charged jokeĀ he made Wednesday night while hosting the National Book Awards. Handler's comments came after Jacqueline...
  • The Biblioracle: Make Congress read books

    The Biblioracle: Make Congress read books
    Sometimes, when I'm asked, "What's the last book you read?" I'll freeze up for a second because I'm not sure how to answer. Often, I'm reading several books at once, and it's not clear if I'm being asked about the last book I finished or what I'm...
  • Review: 'The Laughing Monsters' by Denis Johnson

    Review: 'The Laughing Monsters' by Denis Johnson
    The Laughing Monsters" drops us onto the steamy airport tarmac of Freetown, Sierra Leone, then takes us on a no-seat-belts ride into the maelstrom of violence and corruption that personifies today's West Africa. The title of Denis Johnson's latest novel...
  • Annual Book Sale Benefits Newington Library

    NEWINGTON – The Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library is holding its semi-annual book sale to benefit the library this weekend. Tens of thousands of books and other materials donated by the public will be for sale starting from 5:30 to 8:30 p....
  • Reviews: 'Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis' and 'The Good Son'

    Reviews: 'Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis' and 'The Good Son'
    November was always tough for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The reason never needed explaining: President Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Jackie — those of us alive in the 1960s need no other identifiers — was sitting...
  • E-reader: Emily Gould's online bookstore, more

    E-reader: Emily Gould's online bookstore, more
    Emily Books: An Indi(e) Bookstore, Book Subscription, $13.99/month Emily Books brings the feel of an indie bookstore to the online marketplace. Launched by novelist Emily Gould (above) and writer Ruth Curry, the site handpicks reads the same way...
  • Shane Harris' '@War' details rising military-Internet link

    Shane Harris' '@War' details rising military-Internet link
    A thought commonly attributed to George Orwell holds that good people can sleep at night only because rough men are awake and ready to protect them. But in the modern world, two other groups are also vital to a sound sleep: software engineers and computer...
  • Chicago book news: Society of Midland Authors awards, more

    The Society of Midland Authors is accepting nominations for its annual literary awards. The awards will recognize the best books written by Midwestern authors that were published in 2014. Each winner will receive $500 and a recognition award. For details,...