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  • Review: 'Ready to Burst' by Franketienne

    Review: 'Ready to Burst' by Franketienne
    It's hard to read "Ready to Burst," first published in 1968 when the dictatorship of Fran├žois (Papa Doc) Duvalier was at its most vicious depths, and not weep bitter tears about Haiti today. In many ways the book feels as if it could have just been...
  • Young adult roundup: 'How It Went Down,' others

    Young adult roundup: 'How It Went Down,' others
    How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon, Henry Holt, $17.99, 326 pages, ages 14 and older Sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson was a good kid, or a dangerous gang member. He was a boy innocently walking home from the store with groceries, or he was an armed criminal...
  • Reader of the Week: Jackie Kuehl

    Reader of the Week: Jackie Kuehl
    Who I am Jackie Kuehl from Lemont. One unique thing about me When I was in grammar school, I read every Nancy Drew book written. I would sit on the couch on Saturday afternoons and blow through the books. Then I would write my own stories. Sad to...
  • Review: 'The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs' by Greil Marcus

    Review: 'The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs' by Greil Marcus
    We now live in the seventh decade of rock 'n' roll, and it has never felt more irrelevant, if such a thing can be gauged by contemporary radio playlists now dominated by slick rappers and aerobicized dance divas. Even terrestrial radio today plays less of...
  • Lowell Thompson on 'RaceMan Answers'

    Lowell Thompson on 'RaceMan Answers'
    In the early '90s, Lowell Thompson started calling himself RaceMan. Though the term, denoting an African-American dedicated to racial uplift, was common in the early 20th century, it confused Thompson's young colleagues in the advertising industry. "They'...
  • Darcey Steinke's 'Sister Golden Hair' a winning tale of girlhood

    Darcey Steinke has published five novels and a memoir in the last 25 years (her first book came out in 1989 when she was 27). For all her apparent productivity, Steinke has been relatively quiet in recent years: It has been nearly a decade since her...
  • Leon Panetta's 'Worthy Fights' critiques Obama's policies

    Leon Panetta's 'Worthy Fights' critiques Obama's policies
    As a young Republican in 1969, Leon Panetta joined the Nixon administration as the director of the Office of Civil Rights. Panetta worked to integrate Southern schools, but after discovering that Richard Nixon's White House was trying to delay...
  • ‘Walking Dead’s’ Norman Reedus to be honored by horror film festival

     
    Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead” will be honored with an achievement in acting award at the New York City […]...
  • Neil Patrick Harris chats about his choose-your-own-adventure memoir

    The shortest distance between Neil Patrick Harris and a glimpse of his life story isn’t a straight line. The actor/singer/director/award show host, currently appearing on screen in “Gone Girl” (and recently on Broadway starring in...
  • Book review: "The Princess Bride" was a book? A glance at William Goldman's classic

    Book review: "The Princess Bride" was a book? A glance at William Goldman's classic
    SPOILER ALERT: This book review may contain spoilers for the film “The Princess Bride,” so if you haven’t seen it ... what are you waiting for? Go watch it. “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman 2 out of 4 stars...
  • Elmore Leonard archive goes to South Carolina

    Elmore Leonard archive goes to South Carolina
    The battle for the literary archives appears to be heating up. While the Ransom Center at University of Texas, Austin, is a dominant force, an upstart has emerged in South Carolina. On Wednesday, the University of South Carolina announced that it has...