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  • Trial begins in high-profile Silicon Valley sex bias case

    A lawyer for a former junior partner suing a venture capital firm in a Silicon Valley sex bias suit contended Tuesday that his client was passed over for promotions because she was a woman and then fired after she complained. In his opening trial...
  • Mike Greenberg loves off-air work too

    Everyone has their idea of a dream job. Even those people who already have dream jobs. For the last 15 years, Mike Greenberg has teamed with Mike Golic for the popular "Mike & Mike" morning sports talk show that airs on ESPN Radio, ESPN2 and locally on...
  • Collection of Robert Graves writing donated to ISU

    A collection of works by celebrated English poet and novelist Robert Graves has been donated to Illinois State University's Milner Library. Graves was best known for his 1934 historical novel "I, Claudius," which described the decadence of Rome at the...
  • 'Uncle Tom's Cabin,' iconic novel on slavery, has suburban D.C. roots

    NORTH BETHESDA, Md. On a busy street in a well-to-do Washington suburb is an unlikely piece of African-American history. The Colonial house with an attached log cabin on one and a half acres near a major intersection is, at first glance, a typical...
  • 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 David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest" or...
  • Review: 'H Is for Hawk' by Helen Macdonald

    Review: 'H Is for Hawk' by Helen Macdonald
    Helen Macdonald's "H Is for Hawk" is one of a kind, unless there are other grief memoirs/falconry tales/literary analyses out there. But really, it is one of a kind for its voice. British author Macdonald is a poet, her language rich and taut. As she...
  • Absence of 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' might impact authors

    Absence of 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' might impact authors
    For fans of late night political comedy, this is a very bad year. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, the twin pillars of the genre, are vacating the hosting chair of their respective Comedy Central shows — Colbert to CBS where he takes control of...
  • Review: 'In the Beginning Was the Sea' by Tomás González

    Review: 'In the Beginning Was the Sea' by Tomás González
    In the Beginning Was the Sea" by Tomás González is a deeply unsettling examination of consumerism and its effects on the sleepy but stunning coast of northwestern Colombia. Originally published more than 30 years ago by the Bogotá nightclub where González...
  • Review: 'The Strange Case of Rachel K' by Rachel Kushner

    Review: 'The Strange Case of Rachel K' by Rachel Kushner
    In 2013, a firestorm raged briefly around Rachel Kushner's second novel, "The Flamethrowers." Kushner wrote about motorcycles and war and '70s New York in prose The New Yorker's James Wood described as "scintillatingly alive." Frederick Seidel of The...
  • Advice to authors suffering writer's block at book-signings

    Advice to authors suffering writer's block at book-signings
    Most writers I know will admit that they suffer bouts of writer's block from time to time, ones they might combat by taking their dogs for long walks, disappearing into the soothing dark of a movie matinee, or chasing double-shots of espresso with a...
  • Evanston author Lynn Sloan publishes debut novel

    Evanston author Lynn Sloan publishes debut novel
    Principles of Navigation," Evanston resident Lynn Sloan's debut novel, is something of a time capsule. She completed it in 1999, but the novel sat in her desk drawer for more than a decade after her New York agent abruptly quit the business six days after...