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  • Kate Mulgrew on 'Born With Teeth'

    Kate Mulgrew on 'Born With Teeth'
    At least three generations of television viewers have the actress Kate Mulgrew fixed in their minds, albeit in distinctly different stages of her career. She was the original Mary Ryan, the independent young heroine of the ABC daytime drama "Ryan's Hope."...
  • Review: 'The Photographer and the President' by Richard S. Lowry

    Review: 'The Photographer and the President' by Richard S. Lowry
    Near the end of his prose and poetry collection "Memoranda During the War," Walt Whitman contemplated the scope of carnage across the national landscape — "the dead, the dead, the dead — our dead."Those words, notes Richard S. Lowry in his new...
  • Chicago book news: Blue Balliett's new children's title out now

    Chicago book news: Blue Balliett's new children's title out now
    "Pieces and Players" by Blue Balliett, illustrated by Brett Helquist, was published by Scholastic March 31. In the middle school book, Calder, Petra and Tommy are joined by two other kids as they search throughout Chicago for 13 valuable pieces of art...
  • Review: 'Voices in the Night' by Steven Millhauser

    Review: 'Voices in the Night' by Steven Millhauser
    Evanescent and bloody, obsessive and meditative, historical and futuristic, dystopian and romantic: Steven Millhauser's brilliant work thrives in the fecund, mucky cracks of human contradictions. His new story collection, "Voices in the Night," recalls...
  • Review: 'Gutshot' by Amelia Gray

    Review: 'Gutshot' by Amelia Gray
    Amelia Gray writes ugly, thrilling books. The body-horror tropes in her 2012 novel, "Threats," recalled at times the films of David Cronenberg. "Gutshot," her third collection of stories, pushes even further into literary creepshow territory with an...
  • Sci-fi 'Ex Machina' feels modern, futuristic and classical at once

    Sci-fi 'Ex Machina' feels modern, futuristic and classical at once
    Three characters trapped in a house debating human consciousness may not sound like the most exciting backbone for a movie. Yet in "Ex Machina," the directing debut for writer Alex Garland, that dry-sounding concept becomes the basis for a sci-fi thriller...
  • LeVar Burton wins Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award

    LeVar Burton wins Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award
    To adults of a certain age, actor LeVar Burton will always be Kunta Kinte, hero of the epic 1977 miniseries about slavery in America. But for a generation of younger people, Burton has a special place in their memories as host of "Reading Rainbow," the...
  • Review: 'The Brothers' by Masha Gessen

    Review: 'The Brothers' by Masha Gessen
    "How could they do this?" When a bomb goes off, killing three and wounding 264, that's the question we all ask. It's a question we ask over and over, whenever shocking acts of violence are committed; we rarely get answers — and when we do, they...
  • Attica Locke channels bitter political memories into 'Pleasantville'

    Attica Locke channels bitter political memories into 'Pleasantville'
    "I think I get away with a lot of political stuff," says Attica Locke, "because of the presence of a dead body. If you have familiar signposts along the way — this is when the cops get called, this is when we tell the girl's parents —...
  • T.C. Boyle reflects on the beauty of fiction, the seduction of a reader

    T.C. Boyle has no interest in looking back. Yes, he's at a milestone moment; his new book, "The Harder They Come" (Ecco: 384 pp., $27.99), is his 25th. At 66, he's reached emeritus status at USC, where he began teaching in 1978, and next week he will...
  • LeVar Burton keeps the sunlight shining through the Reading Rainbow

    LeVar Burton keeps the sunlight shining through the Reading Rainbow
    Toward the back of LeVar Burton's L.A. office there's a room filled with people testing software, including some, in teeny chairs, who are about 6 years old. Welcome to Reading Rainbow, the former PBS television show turned iPad app that's poised to...