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  • Gabriel Kahane's moving love letter to L.A., 'The Ambassador'

    Gabriel Kahane's moving love letter to L.A., 'The Ambassador'
    Gabriel Kahane hearts L.A. Although the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter has been heralded as a star of New York's new-music scene, his latest album is a love letter to the City of Angels. Now, "The Ambassador" — 13 songs, each based on a...
  • 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...
  • Kurt Vonnegut documentary is 30-plus years in the making

     Kurt Vonnegut documentary is 30-plus years in the making
    For years, Bob Weide referred to Kurt Vonnegut as "the old man." The old man was 60 when they met, which was not long after Weide, who was barely out of college, typed him a letter that said, in essence: "You don't know me, but my name's Bob Weide....
  • The Biblioracle: A fast break for book lovers

    The Biblioracle: A fast break for book lovers
    Is there anything worse in the world than Internet comments? Ebola? ISIS? The New York Knicks? On just about any site you care to name, the comments are a cesspool of ignorance, hatred and appalling spelling. There is an old spiritual with the line,...
  • Chicago book news: Curbside Splendor accepting submissions

    Chicago book news: Curbside Splendor accepting submissions
    Chicago-based publisher Curbside Splendor is accepting submissions through March 31. Submissions of poetry, art, photography and short fiction for the publisher's monthly e-magazine are free. Book submissions cost $10. For guidelines, visit...
  • Quan Barry's 'She Weeps' listens to the stories of Vietnam's dead

    Quan Barry's 'She Weeps' listens to the stories of Vietnam's dead
    Here's a true dumb American confession: I have a hard time with historical novels that take place outside of the U.S. I'm not much of a history buff, and I find it takes a skillful, engaging author to both situate and dazzle me with beauty at the same...
  • Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award goes to Angie Estes

    Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award goes to Angie Estes
    The $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award goes to Angie Estes for her book "Enchantee" (Oberlin College Press). Announced Wednesday and presented by Claremont Graduate University, the award is among the most significant in America for a mid-career poet....
  • In Ishiguro's 'The Buried Giant,' memory draws a blank

     In Ishiguro's 'The Buried Giant,' memory draws a blank
    Kazuo Ishiguro has made a career of the unexpected. His best-known novel, 1989's Man Booker-winning "The Remains of the Day," is narrated by an English butler looking back on the love he let elude him on a country estate in the years leading to World...
  • Author David Bezmozgis To Be Honored At Mandell JCC

    Author David Bezmozgis To Be Honored At Mandell JCC
    Author David Bezmozgis has won the 2014 Edward Lewis Wallant Award, presented yearly by the University of Hartford's Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. Bezmozgis, who was born in Latvia and lives in Toronto, won for his novel, "The Betrayers"...
  • Review: 'Aquarium' by David Vann

    Review: 'Aquarium' by David Vann
    "A beautiful book." This coded and cliched phrase, usually associated with a novel, generally speaks to an elegant use of language, a finely chiseled work of imagination. "Aquarium" by David Vann may be elegantly written and fiercely imagined, but it is...
  • U.S. blogger critical of Muslim extremists fatally stabbed in Bangladesh

    U.S. blogger critical of Muslim extremists fatally stabbed in Bangladesh
    Assailants hacked to death an American secular writer and blogger of Bangladeshi origin and seriously wounded his wife outside a book fair in Dhaka, the South Asian nation’s capital, officials said Friday. Avijit Roy, 42, a champion of...