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  • Author Michel Houellebecq makes provocation an art

    Author Michel Houellebecq makes provocation an art
    It’s hard to know with notorious French novelist Michel Houellebecq how much is provocation and how much is art. That, of course, is the whole point. Since the publication of his first novel “Whatever” in 1994, Houellebecq has...
  • Image Expo: Brian K. Vaughan, Scott Snyder, Skottie Young reveal titles

     
    Brian K. Vaughan showed at Image Expo on Thursday that he’d meant it when he said comics are a “vastly […]...
  • Benedict Arnold Bio, Mah Jongg Guide Among R.J. Julia Talks

    Benedict Arnold Bio, Mah Jongg Guide Among R.J. Julia Talks
    A biography of famous Revolutionary War era traitor Benedict Arnold and a guide for collectors of a Chinese game that has intrigued countless Americans will be discussed by their authors at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. Both talks...
  • Alex de Campi, Carla Speed McNeil show ‘No Mercy’ at Image Comics

     
    A group of incoming Princeton freshmen heading to Central America to build schools may mean well, but they'll find “No […]...
  • What really happened between Mike Tyson and Michael Jordan?

    What really happened between Mike Tyson and Michael Jordan?
    One thing seems certain: Michael Jordan and Mike Tyson attended a dinner together in 1988, and there was some smack-talking going on, but from there the memories of exactly what happened at a Chicago restaurant get a little fuzzy. Three men -- former...
  • Want to discuss cats, baseball or novels? Haruki Murakami is available for next 2 weeks

    If you are troubled, lost in life or just feel like discussing cats and Japanese baseball, visit "Mr. Murakami's Place" online. Starting Thursday, author Haruki Murakami is taking questions and responding as best as he can for the next two weeks. A best-...
  • Orwellian wordcrimes: The perils of not taking language seriously

    Orwellian wordcrimes: The perils of not taking language seriously
    In the early '80s, the era of Reagan, Indiana Jones, and K-cars, I read George Orwell's "Animal Farm" for seventh grade English class and wasn't sure what to make of it. Where were the human beings? What was the deal with Stalin and communism? Were 12-...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    Jan. 20: Zoe Sugg, the YouTube vlogger known as "Zoella," will discuss her debut novel, "Girl Online." 6 p.m., Barnes & Noble- Old Orchard, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, barnesandnoble.com, 847-676-2230 Jan. 22: Shari Goldhagen will discuss her new...
  • Crime fiction writer Ruth Rendell suffers serious stroke

    Ruth Rendell, 84, suffered a serious stroke last Wednesday, the Guardian reports. The author of more than 60 thrillers and mysteries is best known for her Inspector Wexford series. The author remains hospitalized "in a critical but stable condition,"...
  • Tamil writer quits after book 'One Part Woman' sparks protests in India by right-wing Hindus

    An Indian novelist went into hiding and said he has quit writing after his latest book about a woman's efforts to get pregnant with a stranger sparked virulent protests by right-wing Hindu and caste groups. Perumal Murugan's publisher was pulling all...
  • Review: 'See How Small' by Scott Blackwood

    Review: 'See How Small' by Scott Blackwood
    In 1991, four teenage girls, two of them sisters, were bound and gagged with their own clothes, raped, and shot to death in an I Can't Believe It's Yogurt shop that was then set on fire. Austin, Texas, was still a small town at the time, but the yogurt...