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  • 'Refund' burrows into what's right, wrong about 21st century America

     'Refund' burrows into what's right, wrong about 21st century America
    "Write something beautiful and honest and that makes you very proud," Karen E. Bender advised aspiring writers in a 2010 interview with the literary magazine Our Stories. "Fall into your sentences, enjoy writing them, love the world you are creating."...
  • Cutting down on meat for health: More people are trying it

    Cutting down on meat for health: More people are trying it
    Former President Bill Clinton, whose voracious appetite was legendary, went vegan in 2010 to protect his health after heart surgery.  And while cutting out animal products is no guarantee of a healthful diet, research shows eating plant-based foods is...
  • ‘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...
  • 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...
  • 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...