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  • Les Plesko to be celebrated at UCLA

    When Les Plesko committed suicide in September 2013 in Venice, his legacy was in disarray. The author of three novels — “The Last Bongo Sunset” (1995), “Slow Lie Detector” (2009) and “Who I Was” (2012) —...
  • Best bets in and around the South suburbs, Oct. 16-22

    Best bets in and around the South suburbs, Oct. 16-22
    Event highlights for the weekend and beyond in and around the South suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: triblocal.com/events. Bolingbrook High School Fall Choir...
  • Jonathan Eig on 'The Birth of the Pill'

    Jonathan Eig on 'The Birth of the Pill'
    Of all the inventions of the 20th century, the birth control pill arguably had the most profound effect on the everyday lives of human beings. By making widely available a convenient and effective form of contraception, the pill gave women control over...
  • Neophytes should tread carefully in real estate investing

    Neophytes should tread carefully in real estate investing
    Q: I am a huge fan of Ilyce's radio show and have several questions concerning commercial real estate investment. I recently found several interesting investments listed on a website. The most favorable property is about 40 miles from my own residence....
  • London show holds up magnifying glass to Sherlock Holmes

    LONDON (Reuters) - How do you make an exhibition about a man who never existed? The Museum of London show on Sherlock Holmes, which opens on Oct. 17 after two years of preparation, acknowledges the conundrum with its title, "The Man Who Never Lived...
  • Review: 'Bad Paper' by Jake Halpern

    Review: 'Bad Paper' by Jake Halpern
    When a person stops paying his credit card bill, the lending bank has 180 days to collect on what is owed before it is required, by law, to "charge off" the account and file it as a loss. Soon afterward, the bank will sell the rights to collect on the...
  • Mark Twain House Celebrating The 'Wicked' Phenomenon

    Mark Twain House Celebrating The 'Wicked' Phenomenon
    The Mark Twain House's annual fundraiser event, Mark My Words 2014: A WICKED Cool Evening!, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Author Gregory Maguire, whose novel, "Wicked: The Life and Times of the...
  • Review: 'The Prince of Los Cocuyos' by Richard Blanco

    Review: 'The Prince of Los Cocuyos' by Richard Blanco
    One of life's great challenges is finding a home: not just a physical home, but a sense of being at home — at home in your culture, at home in your country, at home with the people you love, and — maybe most important — at home with...
  • Review: 'The Book of Scented Things' edited by Jehanne Dubrow and Lindsay Lusby

    Review: 'The Book of Scented Things' edited by Jehanne Dubrow and Lindsay Lusby
    Perfume and poetry have a lot more in common than their shared first letter. Both are art forms that more people would probably come to love if they were to let themselves, and both are art forms whose distribution and community have been greatly expanded...
  • Review: 'Ready to Burst' by Franketienne

    Review: 'Ready to Burst' by Franketienne
    It's hard to read "Ready to Burst," first published in 1968 when the dictatorship of François (Papa Doc) Duvalier was at its most vicious depths, and not weep bitter tears about Haiti today. In many ways the book feels as if it could have just been...
  • Young adult roundup: 'How It Went Down,' others

    Young adult roundup: 'How It Went Down,' others
    How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon, Henry Holt, $17.99, 326 pages, ages 14 and older Sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson was a good kid, or a dangerous gang member. He was a boy innocently walking home from the store with groceries, or he was an armed criminal...