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  • Review: 'The Folded Clock' by Heidi Julavits

    Review: 'The Folded Clock' by Heidi Julavits
    Heidi Julavits' new book, "The Folded Clock: A Diary," is a playful, intimate, and deeply insightful collection written over the course of two years. Beginning each entry with the simple "Today I …" along with a date, Julavits adopts the...
  • Review: 'A Fine Romance' by Candice Bergen

    Review: 'A Fine Romance' by Candice Bergen
    In "A Fine Romance," Candice Bergen's follow-up to her best-selling 1984 memoir "Knock Wood," Bergen recounts two important romantic relationships in her life: her 15-year marriage to the late French filmmaker Louis Malle, and her current marriage to...
  • Review: 'The League of Outsider Baseball' by Gary Cieradkowski

    Review: 'The League of Outsider Baseball' by Gary Cieradkowski
    Graphic artist Gary Cieradkowski created the "Infinite Baseball Card Set" after his father died before the 2009 World Series. The cards were an homage to their shared passion for the game and, especially, to their fascination with obscure players: those...
  • Review: 'Deal' by Bill Kreutzmann with Benjy Eisen

    Review: 'Deal' by Bill Kreutzmann with Benjy Eisen
    Like any formidable memoir from a counterculture veteran, "Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead" is heavy on sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. You know the kind I'm talking about: hotel after-parties that snap into...
  • Joan Kramer on 'In the Company of Legends'

    Joan Kramer on 'In the Company of Legends'
    When documentary filmmaker Joan Kramer was growing up in Rogers Park, she didn't realize that she would one day work with many of the beloved movie stars who thrilled her on the screens of the old Howard or Granada theaters. For years, Kramer regaled...
  • The Book Club from Spring Meadows

    The Book Club from Spring Meadows
    Our club: We are The Book Club from Spring Meadows of Libertyville, a senior independent living facility. We meet monthly and boast 14 women members ranging in age from 80 to 97. One unique thing about us: We look at first lines because they are the...
  • The Biblioracle: A free-range child lost in a world of books

    The Biblioracle: A free-range child lost in a world of books
    According to a plain language reading of the State of Illinois' statutes, my parents could've been locked up at any time between 1979 and 1984 for child neglect. Children younger than 14 are not allowed to go "unsupervised" for "unreasonable periods of...
  • Oliver Sacks' 'On the Move' a memoir of an extraordinary life

     Oliver Sacks' 'On the Move' a memoir of an extraordinary life
    Neurologist Oliver Sacks has engaged, amazed and enlightened readers with his case studies of neurological aberrations, which include "Awakenings," "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" and "Musicophilia." His 13th book, "On the Move," picks up where...
  • There's much more to summer movies than 'Avengers'

    When Iron Man and his band of merry do-gooders start smashing box office records at the multiplex this weekend with "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the clamor will ring in the official start of the summer movie season. Between now and Labor Day, Hollywood will...
  • Authors David McCullough, Stacy Schiff Headline CT Forum

    Authors David McCullough, Stacy Schiff Headline CT Forum
    The Connecticut Forum will present a discussion by two Pulitzer Prize-winning authors on Saturday, May 9. "A Conversation with David McCullough and Stacy Schiff,'' who have written acclaimed biographies and narrative histories, will be moderated by...
  • Free expression should never be suppressed, but should be exercised with respectful restraint

    As we celebrate the United Nations' World Press Freedom Day this Sunday, we should remember that freedom of expression and good journalism, while both pillars of democratic society, are not the same thing. So it is not inconsistent to both defend the...