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  • 'Ex Machina' an unnerving, plausible tale about A.I.

     'Ex Machina' an unnerving, plausible tale about A.I.
    Before you drown yourself in the coming flood of massive summer tent-pole movies, take time to enjoy what will likely be the smartest genre film of the year, "Ex Machina." Shrewdly imagined and persuasively made, this is a spooky piece of speculative...
  • Days that live in 'Infamy': U.S. treatment of Japanese in WWII

     Days that live in 'Infamy': U.S. treatment of Japanese in WWII
    "The very fact that no sabotage has taken place to date is a disturbing and confirming indication that such action will be taken," warned Lt. Gen. John DeWitt of the Western Defense Command of the United States Army in a February 1942 memo calling for...
  • New in paperbacks: 'The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels' by Edward St. Aubyn

    New in paperbacks: 'The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels' by Edward St. Aubyn
    The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn, Picador, 880 pages, $30 All five of St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels — "Never Mind," "Bad News," "Some Hope," "Mother's Milk" and "At Last" — are collected in this one, unabridged...
  • Review: 'This Must Be the Place' by Sean H. Doyle

    Review: 'This Must Be the Place' by Sean H. Doyle
    These are my memories of the ghosts of myself. Be they real or not, they have made me, put me here, kept me alive and continue to do so. The above words serve as a forward and introduction to Sean H. Doyle's memoir, "This Must Be the Place." They follow...
  • Poetry roundup: Gary Snyder, Joanne Kyger and Clarence Major

    Poetry roundup: Gary Snyder, Joanne Kyger and Clarence Major
    Inaugurated nearly 20 years ago, National Poetry Month has become the time when a great many anticipated new poetry collections are unveiled. This year brings, among other volumes, a retrospective collection by Clarence Major, a decade's worth of poems...
  • Young adult roundup: 'Love & Profanity' and more

    Young adult roundup: 'Love & Profanity' and more
    Love & Profanity edited by Nick Healy, Switch, 232 pages, $16.95, ages 14+ "I watched myself from outside myself so as not to be so tiny and so hopeful, and when I turned the doorknob, I fell in." Here Heather Sellers, one of 43 gifted authors who...
  • Society of Midland Authors to celebrate centennial

    Society of Midland Authors to celebrate centennial
    At 3:25 p.m. on April 24, 1915, a group of Midwestern authors held their first official meeting in Club Room No. 1 of the Auditorium Hotel, kick-starting an organization of writers that would still be in existence a century later. That group was the...
  • Chicago book news: Mary Kubica's 'Good Girl' optioned by Anonymous Content

    Chicago book news: Mary Kubica's 'Good Girl' optioned by Anonymous Content
    Mary Kubica's debut novel, "The Good Girl," has been optioned by production company Anonymous Content. The novel follows a young Chicago teacher who is kidnapped by a man she meets at a bar. Kubica lives in Lake Zurich. →"The Big Jones Cookbook" by...
  • Review: 'Early Warning' by Jane Smiley

    Review: 'Early Warning' by Jane Smiley
    In "Some Luck," the first book in Jane Smiley's ambitious planned Last Hundred Years trilogy, Rosanna Langdon delivered her fifth baby, Henry, completely alone, howling in an isolated Iowa farmhouse while husband Walter tended the land, out of earshot...
  • Bryan Burrough on 'Days of Rage'

    Bryan Burrough on 'Days of Rage'
    The radical underground movement of the 1970s is a distant memory growing ever more distant. Aside from TV flashes of old Patty Hearst photos and, in Chicago, the occasional burst of attention for the former Weatherman-turned-professor Bill Ayers, the...
  • Review: 'Missoula' by Jon Krakauer

    Review: 'Missoula' by Jon Krakauer
    Nestled in an ancient glacial lake bed in the Northern Rockies, Missoula is Montana's second largest city. It's bisected by the Clark Fork, a major tributary of the Columbia River, confluent with the Bitterroot River to the southwest and Big Blackfoot...