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  • Texan upgraded domestic service

    Texan upgraded domestic service
    Lucille Bishop Smith was a chef, educator, entrepreneur and food corporation president who has been called the first African-American businesswoman in Texas. She is credited with inventing the first commercially marketed hot roll mix and establishing...
  • 'Song of the Shank' gives poetic voice to a unique American musician

    'Song of the Shank' gives poetic voice to a unique American musician
    "Song of the Shank," Jeffery Renard Allen's epic and brilliant new novel about slavery and musical genius, is not an easy book to read. There is, for starters, the book's odd and sometimes confounding protagonist, based on a real man who is most often...
  • Rocker Patti Smith wins Tribune Literary Award

    Rocker Patti Smith wins Tribune Literary Award
    Patti Smith was writing long before she became known as a rock performer, so the accolades she has been receiving for her written work have a complete-the-circle sort of feel. She won the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction for "Just Kids," her...
  • Bob Stanley's 'Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!' is crazy in love with pop music

    In 1954, Bill Haley shook, rattled and rolled. In 2003, Beyoncé went crazy in love. That's two pop stars, among the biggest of their time, using similar language (and similar grooves) to describe more or less the same thing. But think of all that...
  • Boys will be boys (and sometimes girls)

    "Adam" by Ariel Schrag; Mariner (302 pages, $13.95) In Ariel Schrag's audacious coming-of-age novel "Adam," an inexperienced teenage boy falls in love with a lesbian and tricks her into believing he's transgender so she'll go out with him. Yes, I know:...
  • The Biblioracle: No reason to shame Young Adult lovers

    The Biblioracle: No reason to shame Young Adult lovers
    Ruth Graham recently declared in Slate that adults who read young adult literature should be "embarrassed when what you're reading was written for children." The outrage was swift and predictable. As of this writing, there are more than 3,000 comments...
  • Is literature dead? Or, how to read books in the digital age

    Is literature dead? Or, how to read books in the digital age
    Several recent articles appearing online have pointed to a couple of burning questions about book-reading in this overstuffed era: Why do people buy books they have no intention of reading? And, how can one ever find the time to read a book at all?  The...
  • South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies

    South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday. Gordimer,...
  • Nadine Gordimer: How books fostered a critic of apartheid

    Nobel Prize-winner Nadine Gordimer died Monday at age 90, her family said. Gordimer was born in South Africa in 1923 and was an active opponent of its apartheid regime in her fiction, nonfiction and human rights advocacy. When Gordimer was 11, she was...
  • R.J. Julia Hosting Talk By Abby Miller Of 'Dance Moms'

    R.J. Julia Hosting Talk By Abby Miller Of 'Dance Moms'
    Authors of an inspirational book on dance, serious and funny novels and the shortage of local seafood will speak at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. On Monday, July 14, at 7 p.m., Abby Miller, the author of "Everything I Learned...
  • Fireworks Reactions

     
    I promised in Saturday's column of cut-down fireworks comments to use more complete versions of readers' reactions here on the blog. I'll do that today and Thursday, sandwiched around Wednesday's "What Is It" reveal. In case you haven't seen the......