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  • Aretha Franklin, the eternal icon, is honored in New York!

    "WITHOUT MUSIC, life would be a mistake." -- Friedrich Nietzsche ON DECEMBER 12, the one and only Queen of Soul, Miss Aretha Franklin, will receive the first-ever "Icon Award" at the Billboard Women in Music Awards, happening at Cipriani Wall Street....
  • Reviews: 'When I Am Yes' and 'Walmart Republic'

    Reviews: 'When I Am Yes' and 'Walmart Republic'
    Any Chicagoan who loves poetry knows that the Guild Literary Complex has long been an essential inspiration and outlet for area poets. For 25 years, the Guild has been presenting and supporting diverse and emerging voices. And it was through the Guild,...
  • Update: Photo books, the perfect holiday gift

    Update: Photo books, the perfect holiday gift
    I originally posted the webliography below about create-it-yourself photo books in 2006 amd have updated the list of companies several times. For this 2014 update I am once again seeking the input of readers in comments. My holiday mission, for many...
  • The day some of my son's class snubbed his birthday

    The day some of my son's class snubbed his birthday
    "It is with sadness that we will have to decline the birthday party invitation for your son," one mother wrote me, "as such short notice was given." I felt like I had been punched in the gut. Again. You see, my son Casey has autism, and I had been...
  • 'Game of Thrones,' 'True Detective,' 'Transparent' lead WGA TV nominations

    'Game of Thrones,' 'True Detective,' 'Transparent' lead WGA TV nominations
    HBO's "Silicon Valley" and Amazon's "Transparent" were among the newbie standouts in this year's TV nominees for the Writers Guild Awards. Both shows earned noms for comedy series as well as for new series. "Transparent" made it a trifecta with a nom for...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Dec. 7 'Walk to Bethlehem' Glen Mar United Methodist Church hosts this event at 4701 New Cut Road in Ellicott City. Drop in any time between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. for this free event. Led by guides, visitors journey through outdoor settings where...
  • Review: 'Mermaids in Paradise' by Lydia Millet

    Review: 'Mermaids in Paradise' by Lydia Millet
    Now that David Foster Wallace is gone, I think Lydia Millet is the American writer with the funniest, wisest grasp on how we fool ourselves. Take this passage about a Tough Mudder-style competition, from her new novel "Mermaids in Paradise": My...
  • 'Gone Girl' author, screenwriter visits Skokie amid Oscar buzz

    'Gone Girl' author, screenwriter visits Skokie amid Oscar buzz
    The following isn't a scene you'd expect to find in one of Gillian Flynn's dark razor-sharp novels that have kept readers up well past their bedtimes: An author writes a third book, hoping to build off of the success of the previous two, but never...
  • Reader of the Week: Gabriel Bump

    Reader of the Week: Gabriel Bump
    Who I am Gabriel Bump from South Shore. One unique thing about me I power through books I love. I need to slow down and savor them. But I guess that's what second, third, and fourth reads are for. I loved "Beyond the Game: The Collected...
  • Local Athlete L.D'Shawn Wright Releases Book

    Local entrepreneur L. D'Shawn Wright, owner of the Body By D Gym and Fitness Center in Yorktown, has added yet another title to his awards for bodybuilding and guest posing: he is now a published author. Wright and his co-author Jim McGrath will debut...
  • Novelist Kent Haruf has died at 71

    Kent Haruf, the Colorado writer whose 1999 novel “Plainsong” was a finalist for the National Book Award, died Sunday at age 71, his publisher Knopf has announced. He had been battling cancer, and recently completed his sixth novel, “...