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  • Young adult roundup: 'Jackaby,' others

    Young adult roundup: 'Jackaby,' others
    Jackaby by William Ritter, Algonquin Young Readers, 299 pages, $16.95, ages 12 and up The title character of "Jackaby," William Ritter's agreeable debut young adult novel, is at once strange and utterly familiar, and if readers can't quite discern where...
  • Review: 'The Train to Crystal City' by Jan Jarboe Russell

    Review: 'The Train to Crystal City' by Jan Jarboe Russell
    During World War II, the U.S. government operated a network of alien detention facilities — a numbing euphemism for prisons — and filled them with about 120,000 Japanese-Americans, two-thirds of whom were American citizens and nearly all of...
  • From the archives: Frederick Douglass on the Republican Party

    From the archives: Frederick Douglass on the Republican Party
    Editor's note: We mark the beginning of Black History Month with a 1883 letter from Frederick Douglass on his loyalty to the Republican Party. The letter followed on the heels of Douglass' appearance at the National Convention of Colored Men in...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    March 3: David Axelrod will discuss his memoir, "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics" with Tribune Editorial Board member Clarence Page. 7 p.m., Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave., $20. Printers Row members receive priority seating at the above...
  • 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...
  • Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl'

    Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl'
    From "Are You Being Served?" and "Keeping Up Appearances" to "Fawlty Towers" and "Absolutely Fabulous," Americans have long appreciated British situation comedy with strong female characters. But the history of the woman-centered Britcom is surprisingly...
  • The Biblioracle: Savor your reading

    The Biblioracle: Savor your reading
    While Mrs. Biblioracle was doing her residency at Virginia Tech to become a small animal internal medicine specialist, we lived within easy driving distance of the greatest all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch of all time. The brunch was hosted by the Mountain...
  • Review: 'Blood-Drenched Beard' by Daniel Galera

    Review: 'Blood-Drenched Beard' by Daniel Galera
    In Daniel Galera's "Blood-Drenched Beard," a young man travels to the small fishing village of Garopaba to investigate a mysterious death. This translation is a U.S. debut for Galera, a Brazilian author with three other novels under his belt. In his...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • REVIEW: 'Circle-Machine' by Oracle Theatre

     REVIEW: 'Circle-Machine' by Oracle Theatre
    Oracle Theatre's latest intriguing meditation on the perils and promises of populism takes its inspiration from several sources, most notably Charles Mee's "Full Circle," which Tina Landau directed at Steppenwolf in 1998 under the title "The Berlin...