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  • New publishing trends reshaping reading

    New publishing trends reshaping reading
    In November, a pair of technology journalists issued the latest in what seems to be a constant stream of announcements proclaiming the start of a book publishing revolution. First, co-authors Jason Hiner and Lyndsey Gilpin said they would crowdfund...
  • E-reader: For Sherlock, game is afoot once again

    E-reader: For Sherlock, game is afoot once again
    The Three Monarchs by Anthony Horowitz, 30-minute read, $1.99, Kindle Single If you've already plowed through Anthony Horowitz's latest Sherlock Holmes novel, "Moriarty," consider this Kindle Single, "The Three Monarchs." Scotland Yard inspector...
  • Coming of age with Asali Solomon's 'Disgruntled'

     Coming of age with Asali Solomon's 'Disgruntled'
    With her 2006 fiction collection "Get Down," Asali Solomon established herself as a short-form artist with a knack for writing misfits in black middle-class Philadelphia. Her first novel, "Disgruntled," is a fitting follow-up — a smart,...
  • Our Level the Playing Field picks: Awards for those Oscar has overlooked

    Our Level the Playing Field picks: Awards for those Oscar has overlooked
    Immense effort and countless dollars go into securing Oscar nominations, not to mention winning the actual awards. But what of those worthy candidates that never have a real shot to compete because of lack of promotional funds, fleeting theatrical...
  • Republican write-off: Rubio and Huckabee serve 'Dreams' and 'Gravy'

    Republican write-off: Rubio and Huckabee serve 'Dreams' and 'Gravy'
    Little noticed amid the will-they-or-won't-they speculation over who will run for the 2016 Republican nomination, leading figures in both parties now agree to a surprising extent about what economic problem will top the next president's agenda. Whether...
  • Culture Clash adds more bite in 'Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival'

     Culture Clash adds more bite in 'Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival'
    The clickety-clack of an old-timey film projector fills the Kirk Douglas Theatre as grainy, black-and-white footage depicting Los Angeles, 1959, scrolls across the back wall of the stage. Police sweep through Chavez Ravine, home to villages of Mexican...
  • Katie Ernst finds jazz in Dorothy Parker's poems

    Katie Ernst finds jazz in Dorothy Parker's poems
    Anyone who has attended Chicago jazz performances during the past couple of years probably has noticed her: a versatile young bassist who plays in far-flung bands and sings with uncommon delicacy and authenticity. Last May, she played the world premiere...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AMERICAN SNIPER 3 stars. Bradley Cooper delivers a powerful turn as Chris Kyle, the real-life Navy SEAL credited with the most kills of any sniper in U.S. military history. Clint Eastwood directs this taut Iraq War-era drama, although the sequences with...
  • Colleen McCullough, author of 'The Thorn Birds,' dies at 77

    Colleen McCullough, author of 'The Thorn Birds,' dies at 77
    Colleen McCullough, author of the bestselling novel "The Thorn Birds," died Thursday at age 77. She had suffered from ill health in recent years and died in a hospital on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific. Although she wrote more than two dozen books,...
  • Review: 'Get in Trouble' by Kelly Link

    Review: 'Get in Trouble' by Kelly Link
    Come over here for a moment. Kelly Link would like to show you something. It's in the palm of Kelly Link's hand. Bend down and take a closer look. What is that whispering sound? Squint your eyes and keep looking. What Kelly Link has in the palm of Kelly...
  • In 'Get in Trouble,' Kelly Link melds ordinary and bizarre

    In 'Get in Trouble,' Kelly Link melds ordinary and bizarre
    It's tempting to describe Kelly Link as a fantasist or a magical realist of a particularly homegrown sort. Her stories take place within recognizable landscapes — suburban bedrooms, reality TV locations, a wedding weekend — that open into...