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  • ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ adds Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan

     
    “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner is leading a trio of new actors joining Bryan Singer's upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Turner […]...
  • Boris Fishman talks family, fiction

    By the time he finished his debut novel, Boris Fishman had become adept at navigating the purgatory between truth and fiction. Published in 2013, "A Replacement Life" tells the story of Slava, an aspiring writer whose conflicted sense of Jewish identity...
  • Reies Lopez Tijerina dies at 88; Chicano rights movement leader

     Reies Lopez Tijerina dies at 88; Chicano rights movement leader
    On June 5, 1967, a group of armed men, led by fiery preacher Reies Lopez Tijerina, arrived at the county courthouse in the small New Mexico community of Tierra Amarilla. They were there to free prisoners who were arrested in a land grant dispute and to...
  • The Latest: Girls and other mysteries

    'City of Brick and Shadow' Tim Wirkus Tyrus Books; 282 pages Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in 1975, and most of us, I think, accept that the mob did him in. Amelia Earhart lost radio contact somewhere in the Pacific, and we've narrowed her fate down to...
  • 'Whipping Boy' digs up childhood bully and a fascinating story

    'Whipping Boy' digs up childhood bully and a fascinating story
    Revenge is a dish best served between the cold, hard covers of a book. That is the lesson of Allen Kurzweil's "Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully." Kurzweil, a bestselling novelist and children's book author, is an engaging...
  • 'Culture Crash' examines the crisis in the creative industry

    'Culture Crash' examines the crisis in the creative industry
    Scott Timberg believes America's creative class is being destroyed by what he calls today's "winner-take-all" economy. Backing his argument with an avalanche of empirical evidence from across the music, publishing, newspaper, movie and architecture...
  • Miranda July on 'The First Bad Man'

    Miranda July on 'The First Bad Man'
    For most writers, publishing a first novel is a professional milestone unlikely to be matched by anything that came before. Not so with the multifaceted Miranda July, whose debut novel, "The First Bad Man," is just one more highlight of a career that...
  • Heritage Creek Book Club

    Heritage Creek Book Club
    Our club We are the Heritage Creek Book Club from Bolingbrook. Our meetings We have been meeting once a month for the past five years. We typically meet in the hosts' home for book club, but there have been several occasions when we have met outside...
  • The Biblioracle: A Year of Books with Facebook

    The Biblioracle: A Year of Books with Facebook
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is starting a book club. My question: Who brings the wine? Is there an app for that? Zuckerberg announced the book club on — where else? — Facebook. He intends to read a book every other week for an entire...
  • 'Doc' Hurley Book Launch At hartford Library Moved To Feb. 18

     'Doc' Hurley Book Launch At hartford Library Moved To Feb. 18
    Walter "Doc" Hurley, who died in 2014 at age 91, was indeed a legend in Hartford. A star athlete at Weaver High School, he became a Marine and attended Virginia State University and went on to become an educator, administrator and sports coach in...
  • Top 25: What corporate America is reading, December 2014

    1. "How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World" By Steven Johnson, Riverhead 2. "You Only Have to Be Right Once: The Unprecedented Rise of the Instant Tech Billionaires" By Randall Lane, Portfolio 3. "The Promise of a Pencil: How an...