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  • DC shakes up its comics roster with 24 new titles, more diversity

     
    DC Comics is overhauling its series lineup in June, introducing 24 new comic book titles and a slew of new […]...
  • Peabody Chamber Opera to give U.S. premiere of 'Mansfield Park'

    Peabody Chamber Opera to give U.S. premiere of 'Mansfield Park'
    "Mansfield Park" may not be the most popular of Jane Austen's works — one website devoted to the author claims it's "disliked by more of Jane Austen's fans than any of her other novels" — but it has inspired at least two films, a TV...
  • Why 'Mockingbird' won't die

    Why 'Mockingbird' won't die
    Until a week or so ago, Harper Lee was the model of literary reticence. In the 55 years since the publication of her "To Kill a Mockingbird," she had settled into silence, firmly resisting the pleas of her many admirers for a second book. All that...
  • Manes: Former radio personality now helps other personalities shine

    Manes: Former radio personality now helps other personalities shine
    "We need to be very clear about one thing. The goal of all this work with the voice and language is not to turn ourselves into men. "The goal is to speak with the authority of a self-assured adult woman, and to eliminate habits that make us seem...
  • The Biblioracle: Wishful lost manuscripts to be found

    The Biblioracle: Wishful lost manuscripts to be found
    The market for "lost" or "hidden" manuscripts appears to be heating up. It was announced last year that a new collection of stories and essays from Shirley Jackson (of "The Lottery" fame) would be culled from her papers at the Library of Congress. This...
  • Review: 'The Buried Giant' by Kazuo Ishiguro

    Review: 'The Buried Giant' by Kazuo Ishiguro
    If I had to nominate one novel from the last 50 years for preservation, it would be “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro.  It’s probably the wrong choice — a book without the vast synoptic intelligence of “Infinite Jest”...
  • Review: 'Welcome to Braggsville' by T. Geronimo Johnson

    Review: 'Welcome to Braggsville' by T. Geronimo Johnson
    In the opening scenes of T. Geronimo Johnson's genre-busting second novel, Georgia boy D'aron Davenport has no idea how much trouble is headed his way. D'aron and three friends from the University of California at Berkeley are traveling to his hometown of...
  • Review: 'World Gone By' by Dennis Lehane

    Review: 'World Gone By' by Dennis Lehane
    “I ... love being a gangster!” says Rico, one of the lower-level crime bosses in Dennis Lehane's terrific “World Gone By.” Now, there's something you never hear the gloomy dons in “The Godfather” and “The...
  • From farms to family history, 'One Book' offers something for all

    Whether you have a love of genealogy, a fascination with family farms or are drawn to a tale well told, you will probably find something that intrigues you at the Wilmette Public Library's 2015 "One Book, Everybody Reads" program. Among the attractions...
  • 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award winners announced

     2014 National Book Critics Circle Award winners announced
    Claudia Rankine, Marilynne Robinson and Roz Chast were some of the winners of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Awards, which were announced Thursday at a ceremony at the New School in New York. Claremont poet Rankine won the poetry award for...
  • Review: 'The Whites' by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt

    When Richard Price adopted the pen name Harry Brandt for his new novel, "The Whites," this practitioner of hard-edged literary fiction ("Clockers," "Freedomland") did so thinking it would help ease him into a generic mode. But as someone who writes so...