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  • Bill Maher skewers Bill Cosby, Sony

    Bill Maher skewers Bill Cosby, Sony
    The point of political satire is to shake people up, author Salman Rushdie told Bill Maher, and the comedian responded Friday by skewering Sony, Bill Cosby and New York police in the 13th season premiere of "Real Time With Bill Maher." Rushdie, the...
  • Review: 'The First Bad Man' by Miranda July

    Review: 'The First Bad Man' by Miranda July
    Nobody writes a conception scene like Miranda July. In "The First Bad Man," the debut novel by the ambi-talented writer, director and artist, a woman reads aloud from a website called "Grobaby.com" and sympathizes with the baby-to-be: "I could see it so...
  • 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...
  • Not your standard mystery novel: 'City of Brick and Shadow'

    It figures. Tim Wirkus sits in a restaurant by UC Irvine talking about his book "City of Brick and Shadow," a novel about the elusive quest to nail down the truth, and his responses stymie a reporter's facile attempts to connect art to life. That...
  • 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...