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  • Review: 'Her 37th Year, An Index' by Suzanne Scanlon

    Review: 'Her 37th Year, An Index' by Suzanne Scanlon
    On the final two pages of her lyrical and slim — but far from slight — semi-autobiographical novella, "Her 37th Year, An Index," Suzanne Scanlon acknowledges no fewer than 48 "other writers and texts I've copied, (mis)quoted, reformulated,...
  • Review: 'Man in Profile' by Thomas Kunkel

    Review: 'Man in Profile' by Thomas Kunkel
    Joseph Mitchell was an elegant prose stylist and incisive analyst of the human condition who came to New York from North Carolina at the time of the stock market crash in 1929 and lived in Greenwich Village until the 1990s, documenting the lives of the...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Evangeline McMullen and Michael Nuhn

    Me, My Shelf and I: Evangeline McMullen and Michael Nuhn
    The focal point of Evangeline McMullen and Michael Nuhn's Lincoln Square apartment is, unquestionably, the floor-to-ceiling custom bookshelves lining one wall of their dining room. Constructed by Nuhn, deputy managing editor at Groupon, the stained...
  • E-reader: Tales from the Golden State

    E-reader: Tales from the Golden State
    How a Long-Lost L.A. Home Was Found 1,770 Miles Away by Steve Vaught, 30-minute read, Los Angeles Magazine, free It sounds like an architectural fairy tale: A Canadian woman falls in love with a derelict house and, in tracing its history, discovers it...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    June 17: Judy Blume will discuss her new book, "In the Unlikely Event," with Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival. 7 p.m., Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave., $15, www.chicagohumanities....
  • Printers Row Lit Fest preview: Lil' Lit Park

    Printers Row Lit Fest preview: Lil' Lit Park
    Kids who associate books with bedtime yawns will have a raucous awakening at Printers Row Lit Fest. Justin Roberts and The Not Ready for Naptime Players will get families on their feet during two performances at Lil' Lit Park, the kids' zone at the June...
  • Review: 'The Book of Aron' by Jim Shepard

    Review: 'The Book of Aron' by Jim Shepard
    The narrator of Jim Shepard's harrowing new novel, "The Book of Aron," is the sort of anarchic and undomesticated boy who would be dubbed a rapscallion in the lexicon of Mark Twain. He lies, steals, torments his teachers and parents, and generally behaves...
  • Bob Saget on 'Dirty Daddy'

    Bob Saget on 'Dirty Daddy'
    Because of his role as a single dad on the long-running ABC sitcom "Full House" and his concurrent hosting of "America's Funniest Home Videos," Bob Saget seemed squeaky clean to millions of Americans — especially those who had never seen his...
  • The Biblioracle: If I could be like Kane

    The Biblioracle: If I could be like Kane
    In Game 3 of the Blackhawks' second round-winning series against the Minnesota Wild, Patrick Kane scored what would prove to be the only goal of the game by firing a puck through Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk's pads — the five hole. Once I finished fist-...
  • Weekend preview: Hail Freedonia, Frida and Tig!

    Weekend preview: Hail Freedonia, Frida and Tig!
    If he knew then what we know now, Rufus T. Firefly would still go to war with Sylvania. No flipping. No flopping. Because amid all the misinformation, personal enmity and alpha-male posturing, this war was about money. And Margaret Dumont’s abundant...
  • Amid a real drought, thriller 'Water Knife' cuts to the quick

     Amid a real drought, thriller 'Water Knife' cuts to the quick
    Reading Paolo Bacigalupi's richly imagined novel "The Water Knife" brings to mind the movie "Chinatown." Although one is set in the past and the other in a dystopian future, both are neo-noir tales with jaded antiheroes and ruthless kingpins who wield...