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  • Book Talk: Ten years on, India's Bhagat prepared to face critics

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's biggest-selling author in English is often dismissed as persona non grata by literary critics, but that doesn't faze Chetan Bhagat. Ten years on as a professional writer, the banker-turned-author says he is better prepared...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY 2 stars. Ed Oxenbould plays the boy who unintentionally jinxes his parents (Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner) and siblings. Comic mayhem ensues ... predictably. An adequate if artificial kids'...
  • The day I slugged a bully

    The day I slugged a bully
    It became a daily problem. And then I ended it. I was a chubby, socially awkward fifth-grader with a passion for ancient Greek mythology walking home from school every day when the torture started. It began mildly enough, with a few kids a couple...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    Nov. 29: Michael McCarthy will discuss and sign his book, "Ashes Under Water: The SS Eastland and the Shipwreck That Shook America." 6 p.m., Powell's Bookstore, 1218 S. Halsted St., 312-243-9070 Dec. 2: Chris Chelios will discuss his memoir, "Chris...
  • Review: 'Without You, There Is No Us' by Suki Kim

    Review: 'Without You, There Is No Us' by Suki Kim
    During six months in 2011, journalist Suki Kim taught English at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) to the sons of North Korea's most elite families while secretly taking copious notes about what she saw and learned. Kim hid her...
  • 'Breaking Bad' gets 'Frozen' parody: 'Do you want to build a meth lab?'

    'Breaking Bad' gets 'Frozen' parody: 'Do you want to build a meth lab?'
    You don't want your kids singing this tune nonstop.  The latest parody from Disney's hit animated musical "Frozen" incorporates characters from AMC's "Breaking Bad" in what might be the most creative parody yet.  Animation company Animeme sampled...
  • Review: 'The Unspeakable' by Meghan Daum

    Review: 'The Unspeakable' by Meghan Daum
    What remains "unspeakable" in an age of self-revelation, when shocking secrets are so much fodder for retweeted Internet confessionals? The essays in Meghan Daum's fourth book, "The Unspeakable," are neither shocking nor confessional, and the "unspeakable...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Javier and Diego Ramirez

    Me, My Shelf and I: Javier and Diego Ramirez
    In the East Rogers Park home he shares with his father, 10-year-old Diego Ramirez has a collection of more than 100 books personally inscribed to him. That's because since he was born, Diego's literary-minded dad, Javier — manager of The Book...
  • New in paperbacks: Lorrie Moore's 'Bark,' others

    New in paperbacks: Lorrie Moore's 'Bark,' others
    Bark by Lorrie Moore, Vintage Contemporaries, 196 pages, $15 "Bark" is a collection of eight new short stories, most of which deal with life, divorce and politics with Moore's brand of tragic humor: A divorced man tries to keep calm at the breakout of...
  • Review: 'A Map of Betrayal' by Ha Jin

    Review: 'A Map of Betrayal' by Ha Jin
    Thanks to the massive success of the James Bond movies, the spy novel genre has been largely dominated by implausible potboilers featuring unusual locations, unrestrained sexual adventurism, unlikely gadgets, unbridled machismo and underdeveloped plots....
  • 'What Jennifer Saw' marks debut for Evanston man

    'What Jennifer Saw' marks debut for Evanston man
    For writers hoping to sell their first books, Emma Cline represents the dream. Evanston resident Hal Schweig is more the reality check. Cline, 25, with but a few essays and two published short stories to her credit, recently signed a three-book deal...