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  • David K. Shipler's 'Freedom of Speech' reflects our fractured times

     David K. Shipler's 'Freedom of Speech' reflects our fractured times
    David K. Shipler calls himself a free-speech absolutist in his seventh book, "Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword." "Lines are murky," he writes, "and it's always risky to use vague characterizations to give authorities the power to shut down...
  • 'Guantanamo Diary' goes 'Through the Looking Glass'

    MIAMI There's a moment early in the memoirs of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the Guantanamo prisoner whose account of prison camp brutality has partially emerged from U.S. government censorship, when he's immobilized in shackles and blindfolded in a cargo plane...
  • Blackhawks fan fiction takes Toews off the ice

    Blackhawks fan fiction takes Toews off the ice
    The fantasy goes like this: Shaylin falls hard for a Chicago Blackhawk, and there's no going back to ordinary life! She had never dreamed she would meet a professional hockey player, let alone date a professional hockey player!! Now her world would...
  • A literary classic returns to the screen

    It's been 141 years since Thomas Hardy's debut novel "Far From the Madding Crowd" was published, and this weekend it returns to movie screens with a new adaptation starring Carey Mulligan. The book tells the story of Bathsheba Everdene, a spirited...
  • Michaelangelo Matos discusses how electronic dance music got its wattage

    Michaelangelo Matos discusses how electronic dance music got its wattage
    From its humble American beginnings as house music in Chicago, techno in Detroit and rave music in England, the genre now known as electronic dance music has become a billion-dollar business. Superstar DJs earn tens of millions of dollars annually;...
  • California Bookstore Day goes national Saturday

    California Bookstore Day goes national Saturday
    Once again, California leads the nation: This time, it's in independent bookstore celebrations. Spring 2014 marked the first-ever California Bookstore Day, in which independent bookstores offered limited-edition books, novelty items and special events...
  • Community News for Manchester Edition

    Bennet Academy Student vs. Staff Basketball Game MANCHESTER - The third annual Bennet Academy Student vs. Staff Basketball Game was held at Bennet on April 23. The game was played in front of capacity filled crowd. Team students fought hard against the...
  • Grateful Dead drummer to speak in Naperville

    Grateful Dead drummer to speak in Naperville
    The Grateful Dead's drummer, Bill Kreutzmann, will appear at an Anderson's Bookshop-sponsored event May 16 to discuss his new memoir, Deal. The program features Kreutzmann in conversation with co-writer, Benjy Eisen, on writing and living Deal. The...
  • Kate Atkinson moves backwards through a life in 'A God in Ruins'

     Kate Atkinson moves backwards through a life in 'A God in Ruins'
    About 50 pages into "A God in Ruins," I got confused. As the book picked up momentum, it was throwing Teddy Todd, a World War II pilot, 40 years ahead to a full life of parenthood and grandparenthood. But hadn't Teddy died during the war in Kate Atkinson'...
  • What's opening in theaters next week

    "Hot Pursuit" (PG-13): An uptight cop (Reese Witherspoon) and a drug lord's widow (Sofia Vergara) elude killers and crooked cops during a mad dash across Texas. "Far From the Madding Crowd" (PG-13): Carey Mulligan, Tom Sturridge and Michael Sheen star in...
  • Revolution of the Eye: museum show takes on art and early TV

    From Salvador Dali's turn on "What's My Line?" to a dreamy, cherry-topped ice cream sundae thought up by Andy Warhol for a restaurant commercial, modern art indelibly influenced early television. In a new exhibit, "Revolution of the Eye," the Jewish...