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  • Book Events: Stowe Center Talks About Race, R.J. Julia About Love Stories

    Book Events: Stowe Center Talks About Race, R.J. Julia About Love Stories
    Author, essayist and UConn professor William Jelani Cobb will speak at a free Salon at Stowe event on Thursday, April 30, at 5 p.m. at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest St., Hartford. The Center's executive director, Katherine Kane, will be...
  • Review: 'My Struggle: Book Four' by Karl Ove Knausgaard

    Review: 'My Struggle: Book Four' by Karl Ove Knausgaard
    There's a strong temptation to resist the Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard, whose vast six-part autobiographical novel "My Struggle" has gradually been appearing in English over the past few years. That's for two reasons. The first is the hushed,...
  • In 'Spinster,' Kate Bolick explores making a life of her own

    In 'Spinster,' Kate Bolick explores making a life of her own
    In her 20s, writer Kate Bolick fantasized about what she called her spinster wish — her desire to let her interior life flourish and to be driven by her own beliefs and goals, not a shared agenda with a partner. Now in her 40s, Bolick has become...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Michi Trota

    Me, My Shelf and I: Michi Trota
    Words that loom large in Michi Trota's tag cloud (at geekmelange.com): diversity; geek culture; sexism; C2E2. The managing editor of science-fiction/fantasy (SFF) magazine Uncanny and an organizer for the Chicago Nerd Social Club, Trota is a regular...
  • Read of the Week: 'Without You,There is No Us'

    Suki Kim's fascinating memoir, "Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite", takes us through the author's year spent in North Korea as an English teacher in 2011. Kim is a journalist who was interested in learning more...
  • '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...
  • M.H. Abrams, Norton anthology founder, dead at age 102

    M.H. Abrams, an esteemed critic, teacher and tastemaker who helped shape the modern literary canon as founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and joined the elite himself by writing one of the 20th century's most acclaimed works of...
  • Gurnee Park District to stage children's classic

    It's easy to appreciate community theater, but even more so when the production is a classic fairy tale such as "Sleeping Beauty." The Gurnee Park District Family Theatre presents "Enchanted Sleeping Beauty" at 2 and 7 p.m. April 25-26 at Viking Park...
  • 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...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    May 12: Comedian Richard Lewis and illustrator Carl Nicholas Titolo will discuss Lewis' new book, "Reflections From Hell," with Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich. 6:30 p.m., City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., $28, $47 with copy of book. Note that free...
  • 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...