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  • A Word, Please: A holiday gift list for mindful language lovers

    If you're reading this, there's a good chance you're a language lover. And if you're a language lover, there's a good chance your holiday gift list includes some birds of a feather — fellow language lovers who'd be delighted to get the perfect...
  • From the Archives: Elizabeth Janeway on Isaac Babel

    From the Archives: Elizabeth Janeway on Isaac Babel
    Editor's note: The holidays always leave us preoccupied with family concerns. So today we look back at "Isaac Babel: The Lonely Years, 1925-1939," an autobiographical work that includes a series of family letters, in which the author considers the welfare...
  • Renee Rosen on 'What the Lady Wants'

    Renee Rosen on 'What the Lady Wants'
    As a little girl growing up in Akron, Ohio, Renée Rosen often visited Chicago with her mother, whose itinerary almost always included a stop at Marshall Field's. They would stroll the aisles, have lunch in the Walnut Room, and pick up a box of Frango...
  • R.A. Montgomery lives on through his 'Adventures'

    R.A. Montgomery lives on through his 'Adventures'
    This past Nov. 9, the best-selling writer R.A. Montgomery died. Many of you are scratching your heads right now, wondering who the heck R.A. Montgomery was. Why can't we place a person who is responsible for popularizing a series of books that have...
  • Holiday gift ideas for theater lovers

    Holiday gift ideas for theater lovers
    Still wondering what to get your theater-obsessed nearest and dearest? Theater critic Charles McNulty shares his gift ideas for those with the right kind of histrionic nature. For playwrights "Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh" (W.W....
  • Book gifts for sports lovers

    Book gifts for sports lovers
    There are plenty of good choices for the sports book reader during the holidays. Here are some of the best. Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland Lazenby (Little, Brown, $30) This is the first comprehensive biography of the Bulls superstar. At more...
  • Chicago Book Expo: Making connections

    Chicago Book Expo: Making connections
    Great writers can be inspired by places that allow them to congregate and connect. That was a recurring theme of this year's Chicago Book Expo, which last week drew readers, writers and publishers, fusing new bonds within Chicago literary culture old...
  • Family Time: 'A Little Princess' to sing and dance into Allentown

    Family Time: 'A Little Princess' to sing and dance into Allentown
    A new musical version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved novel "A Little Princess" will re-create the London boarding and African vistas on the stage of Allentown's Scottish Rite Cathedral Dec. 17-21. Sing for America, made up of the five siblings...
  • In the Pipeline: Youth shelter needs our help

    In the Pipeline: Youth shelter needs our help
    I know many of you attended the snowflake lighting at the Light a Light of Love on Sunday evening near the pier. It was a wonderful event as usual, and I wondered while looking over the huge crowd how many people knew that the spectacle was to benefit...
  • When financing new construction, focus on getting it done

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My spouse and I are first-time home buyers purchasing a new-construction home. We are both self-employed. Our closing is at the end of January 2015. We're looking for 30-year fixed mortgage with 20 percent down...
  • New Chippy Chipmunk book helps kids deal with loss

    New Chippy Chipmunk book helps kids deal with loss
    The adorable Chippy Chipmunk returns in his third book when author and nature photographer Kathy Miller holds a release party 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem.   Miller of New Ringgold, Berks County, will sign copies of “Chippy...