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  • Review: 'The Underground Is Massive' by Michaelangelo Matos

    Review: 'The Underground Is Massive' by Michaelangelo Matos
    The first song I remember hearing that could be classified as electronic dance music was New Order's "Blue Monday." Released in 1983, it fused a martial drum machine rhythm with waves of icy synthesizers, and to a kid accustomed to the beige guitar rock...
  • Reader of the Week: Rochelle Lynn Holt

    Reader of the Week: Rochelle Lynn Holt
    Who I am: Rochelle Lynn Holt, born in Chicago before I lived in other states. Now I'm a snowbird between Fort Myers, Fla., and Bolingbrook for the past nine years. I taught for over 20 years before spending more time on my first career as a writer....
  • Summer's best new books -- for the beach and beyond

    Summer's best new books -- for the beach and beyond
    What comes to mind when you think of a "beach read"? A $7.99 mass-market novel set in Nantucket or the South Carolina low country, featuring some treacly romantic storyline and photo-realistic cover art of an Adirondack chair, sun hat and/or lighthouse?...
  • New in paperbacks: 'Michael Jordan: The Life'

    New in paperbacks: 'Michael Jordan: The Life'
    Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland Lazenby, 709 pages, Back Bay, $20 Lazenby examines the life and career of Michael Jordan, looking beyond the basketball highlights and commercial marketing successes to explore Jordan's personality and darker side,...
  • Science fiction roundup: 'The Water Knife,' more

    Science fiction roundup: 'The Water Knife,' more
    The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi, 376 pages, Knopf, $25.95 Paolo Bacigalupi has presented us with some pretty bleak futures in his short fiction and his multiple award-winning novel "The Windup Girl," but none have had quite the sense of immediacy...
  • Chicago book news: New Sara Paretsky novel forthcoming

    Chicago book news: New Sara Paretsky novel forthcoming
    "Brush Back" by Sara Paretsky will be published by G.P. Putnam's Sons July 28. In the novel, V.I. Warshawski gets tangled up with political bosses when she tries to exonerate the mother of an ex-boyfriend. Paretsky lives in Hyde Park. →The...
  • Vendela Vida takes readers inside her new novel, 'The Diver's Clothes'

    Vendela Vida takes readers inside her new novel, 'The Diver's Clothes'
    Vendela Vida has for more than a decade published novels centered on women in crisis. Set in foreign lands, her stories push the boundaries of preconstructed female identities. Vida's fourth — and most accomplished — novel, "The Diver's...
  • Jorja Leap sheds light on Watts' black fathers in 'Project Fatherhood'

     Jorja Leap sheds light on Watts' black fathers in 'Project Fatherhood'
    Jorja Leap is no ordinary professor; she's got what many would call "street cred." Sitting in her office at UCLA, where she teaches at the Luskin School of Public Affairs, she points to two photos hanging above her desk. The first is of her with...
  • Juan Felipe Herrera new U.S. poet laureate: 'Shout it from the roof tops'

    Juan Felipe Herrera new U.S. poet laureate: 'Shout it from the roof tops'
    Walking past a row of books in a library, 21-year-old aspiring poet Juan Felipe Herrera was stopped short by a title: "Snaps." The book was the debut collection by Victor Hernandez Cruz. "I opened it up, started reading those poems," Herrera recalls...
  • Are you there, world? It's Judy Blume, with 'In the Unlikely Event'

    Are you there, world? It's Judy Blume, with 'In the Unlikely Event'
    Judy Blume says her current book tour will be her last. "This is my farewell," the 77-year-old author acknowledged recently over the phone from her part-time home in New York City. "Not in any bad sense of the word. I've just decided it really is."...
  • Review: 'Jacksonland' by Steve Inskeep

    Review: 'Jacksonland' by Steve Inskeep
    In the fledgling days of the United States, two distinct maps co-existed: the white man's, divided into states and territories, and the American Indian's, denoting the land claimed by native nations. These conflicting maps, with their frequently...