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  • Tavis Smiley remembers his friend Maya Angelou

    Tavis Smiley remembers his friend Maya Angelou
    In 1993, Tavis Smiley was an ambitious yet unworldly former aide to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. Maya Angelou was, among other things, a bestselling author and groundbreaking poet who had recently become the first African American and first woman to...
  • Producer Brian Grazer stays curious and writes about how he does it

     Producer Brian Grazer stays curious and writes about how he does it
    There's little time for conversation starters with Brian Grazer. The restless Hollywood producer is scuttling down Sunset Boulevard on a recent afternoon, his research assistant behind the wheel, trying to make it to his son's baseball game after an...
  • UCF Book Festival: Read all about it

    UCF Book Festival: Read all about it
    Walk outside the classrooms at the University of Central Florida and you're likely to find plenty of students chatting, playing Frisbee and finding any excuse to escape their textbooks. The very notable exception: The annual UCF Book Festival, which...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Mark Andersen

    Me, My Shelf and I: Mark Andersen
    Floating bookshelves, framed family photos, earth-tone walls: Mark Andersen's living room is an inviting space, its theme not immediately detectable. You could call this a crowning achievement on the part of Andersen's design-minded partner, Chris...
  • Times' celebration of the written word opens its 20th chapter

     Times' celebration of the written word opens its 20th chapter
    "In the beginning, people weren't sure what to expect. Who's going to come to a book festival in Los Angeles?" novelist Paula Woods recalls asking. "They don't read books in L.A. They watch movies." Woods was on the author committee that helped plan the...
  • 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...
  • Avon Library Hosts Comic Book Convention On Saturday

    Avon Library Hosts Comic Book Convention On Saturday
    AVON — Comic book fans will congregate at the Avon Free Public Library on Saturday for the library's first-ever AvonCon, a convention devoted to comics and graphic novels. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to people of all ages. It...
  • Crime fiction roundup: 'Reykjavik Nights' and others

    Crime fiction roundup: 'Reykjavik Nights' and others
    Reykjavik Nights by Arnaldur Indridason, translated by Victoria Cribb, Minotaur, 294 pages, $25.99 Since childhood, when he and his brother were lost in a blizzard in the mountains where he grew up, and he was found but his brother was not, Arnaldur...
  • Reviews: 'Spinster' and 'The Wild Oats Project'

    Reviews: 'Spinster' and 'The Wild Oats Project'
    In the half-century since Betty Friedan demolished the feminine mystique, we've cycled through consciousness raising and the rise of the career woman; backlash and the critique of backlash; endless colloquies about "having it all"; the phenomenon of...
  • Mary Morris on 'The Jazz Palace'

    Mary Morris on 'The Jazz Palace'
    The next time Mary Morris tells her writing students about the value of rejection, she can use her new book, "The Jazz Palace," as an invaluable object lesson. "I tell them that rejection is a terrible thing to go through," she said in a phone...
  • E-reader: Crimes and misdemeanors

    E-reader: Crimes and misdemeanors
    The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody Spafford by Allecia Vermillion, 45-minute read, Seattle Met, free On April 3, 2014, the staff at Seattle oyster bar Walrus and the Carpenter got terrible news. Their friend and co-worker Cody Spafford, known for his...