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  • James Hannaham discusses drugs, slavery and 'Delicious Foods'

     James Hannaham discusses drugs, slavery and 'Delicious Foods'
    James Hannaham has made a career out of being unpredictable. The Bronx-born writer has worked as a journalist, critic, actor, comedian and teacher. His first novel, "God Says No," about a young African American Christian man coming to terms with his...
  • Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

    Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
    If the predictions of pundits and pols hold true, voters in 2016 will have little to decide but choice of dynasty: Bush or Clinton. Where, oh where, are the new faces and names, the critics have been moaning. Yet, American politics has long been...
  • Avant-garde &Now literary festival kicks off at CalArts

    Avant-garde &Now literary festival kicks off at CalArts
    The &Now literary festival, a biennial celebration of cutting-edge writing and interdisciplinary projects and the discussions that surround them, begins Wednesday at CalArts. From March 25-28, the university will host hundreds of authors working in the...
  • Author shares love of writing with Laidlaw students

    If at first you don't succeed, try 390 more times. That was the message from children's author Aaron Reynolds when speaking with Western Springs Elementary District 101 students last week. Reynolds, author of "Creepy Carrots!" and 29 other kids' books,...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Girl on the Train: A Novel" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead, $26.95). Last week: 1 2. "NYPD Red 3" by James Patterson and Marshall Karp (Little, Brown, $28). Last week: — 3. "All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel" by...
  • '3 Holes and a Smoking Gun' is awkward mix of pulp and satire

    '3 Holes and a Smoking Gun' is awkward mix of pulp and satire
    Awkwardly aiming for a tone landing somewhere between vintage pulp fiction and self-reverential satire, the stagy low-budget crime thriller "3 Holes and a Smoking Gun" is constructed around the admittedly alluring premise of a sought-after movie script...
  • Theater: Pennsylvania Playhouse dishes up a farce for tax day

    Theater: Pennsylvania Playhouse dishes up a farce for tax day
    Just in time for tax day, Pennsylvania Playhouse is staging the classic farce, "Love, Sex & the IRS." The crazy comedy that shows what happens when you try to cheat the Internal Revenue Service is crammed with larger-than-life characterizations, broad...
  • Sara Gruen on 'At the Water's Edge'

    Sara Gruen on 'At the Water's Edge'
    All of Sara Gruen's novels, including her massive 2006 best-seller "Water for Elephants," feature animals — horses, apes, the eponymous pachyderms — and her new book dangles the possibility of continuing that string in the surprising form of...
  • Reviews: 'So You've Been Publicly Shamed' and 'Is Shame Necessary'

    Reviews: 'So You've Been Publicly Shamed' and 'Is Shame Necessary'
    Early in 2012, a well-known writer seemed to go slightly crazy. Jon Ronson was already something of a journalistic stuntman, a sleuth who sniffed out strangely compelling stories on topics like military-funded psychics ("The Men Who Stare at Goats") and...
  • The Biblioracle: Not on my (Apple) watch

    The Biblioracle: Not on my (Apple) watch
    On the day of the announcement, as I watched the news of the Apple Watch scroll through my digital feeds, I experienced a mixture of amazement and horror. From what I could gather, the Apple Watch promises greater and greater connection —...
  • Review: 'Galileo's Middle Finger' by Alice Dreger

    Review: 'Galileo's Middle Finger' by Alice Dreger
    Alice Dreger had just left a session of the National Women's Studies Association where fellow academics savaged her research. She had known the panel would be far from flattering, and it was. The historian had twice petitioned organizers to be allowed...