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  • 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...
  • Something to sew on a sampler

    In “The Nature and Aim of Fiction,” collected in Mystery and Manners, Flannery O’Connor makes a point about attempting to do new things in fiction that can readily be extended to similar attempts in journalistic writing: “It&...
  • 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...
  • Review: 'Beyond' by Chris Impey

    Review: 'Beyond' by Chris Impey
    When Space Shuttle Atlantis skated down to Earth for the last time in 2011, it signaled the end of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program. But rather than heralding the twilight of a space age belonging to the 20th century, NASA's last shuttle mission...
  • Society of Midland Authors to celebrate centennial

    Society of Midland Authors to celebrate centennial
    At 3:25 p.m. on April 24, 1915, a group of Midwestern authors held their first official meeting in Club Room No. 1 of the Auditorium Hotel, kick-starting an organization of writers that would still be in existence a century later. That group was the...
  • Chicago Independent Bookstore Day expands to 12 stores

    Chicago Independent Bookstore Day expands to 12 stores
    On July 12, 2014, nine of Chicago's independent bookstores collaborated to hold the city's inaugural Independent Bookstore Day. Despite just over a month's worth of coordination, little funding and an early morning downpour, it was a success. Customers...
  • Chicago book news: Mary Kubica's 'Good Girl' optioned by Anonymous Content

    Chicago book news: Mary Kubica's 'Good Girl' optioned by Anonymous Content
    Mary Kubica's debut novel, "The Good Girl," has been optioned by production company Anonymous Content. The novel follows a young Chicago teacher who is kidnapped by a man she meets at a bar. Kubica lives in Lake Zurich. →"The Big Jones Cookbook" by...