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  • ‘Death-Defying Dr. Mirage': Jen Van Meter explores love, horror, heroes

     
    Valiant Comics’ latest superhero project, “The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage,” marks major steps for the publisher. It’s the first time a […]...
  • Review: 'The Human Age' by Diane Ackerman

    Review: 'The Human Age' by Diane Ackerman
    Mental caravan. It is the phrase that appears on the penultimate page of Diane Ackerman's new book, "The Human Age." The two words bracket all that has come before in this wide-ranging exploration of our world right now. This mini-history of our...
  • International Yiddish Conference coming to town

    International Yiddish Conference coming to town
    Rukhl "Cookie" Blattman, of Tamarac, is a popular local Yiddish entertainer and a former board member of the International Association of Yiddish Clubs (IAYC), an organization of Yiddish clubs that have affiliated to promote Yiddish language and culture....
  • In 'The Children Act,' Ian McEwan chronicles a marriage in crisis

    In 'The Children Act,' Ian McEwan chronicles a marriage in crisis
    Ian McEwan's most recent novel, "The Children Act," opens with a marital scene. "I need it," Jack tells his wife. "I'm fifty nine. This is my last shot. I've yet to hear evidence for an afterlife." "Fifty nine?" his wife snaps. "Jack, you're sixty!...
  • Christine Sneed on book dedications and acknowledgments

    Christine Sneed on book dedications and acknowledgments
    I expected the verbal equivalent of a shaken fist or else a playful nose-thumbing at his readers: "To the memory of Attila the Hun, who taught me everything I know," or "To Susie, the girl next door — thanks for pretending not to see me spying on...
  • James Ellroy talks up his new L.A. Quartet

    James Ellroy talks up his new L.A. Quartet
    Novelist James Ellroy prides himself on living in the past, and sometimes his obsessive backward gazing pays off. One lonely Saturday night a few years back, he stood at his window in the Ravenswood — the Art Deco apartment on Rossmore Avenue best...
  • Reader of the Week: Thomas Morsch

    Reader of the Week: Thomas Morsch
    Who I am Thomas Morsch from La Grange. One unique thing about me When I give books as gifts to my grandchildren, I feel that I should read them first. Last Christmas I read (actually re-read) "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson, "The...
  • Author Jay Paterno expects to coach again soon

    Author Jay Paterno expects to coach again soon
    Jay Paterno has been doing consulting work and has written one book and is in the midst of another. It's been nearly three years since he coached a football game. He believes that will change soon enough. Getting his second book completed (It's a...
  • ‘Justice League: Forever Heroes': See Ivan Reis, Doug Mahnke sketches

     
    With most of the Justice League missing — presumed dead by the world – and the Crime Syndicate in cataclysmic […]...
  • 3 culinary stars visiting Chicago

    3 culinary stars visiting Chicago
    Martha Stewart, Ina Garten and Dorie Greenspan are coming to Chicago this fall, and each of them will arrive bearing gifts for their fans: brand new cookbooks. Here's what to expect from three of the culinary world's brightest stars when they come a-...
  • The Biblioracle: Choosing what to read (and recommend)

    The Biblioracle: Choosing what to read (and recommend)
    "So, how do you decide what to read?" Out of the mouth of a new acquaintance, this sounded more like an accusation than a question. I had described my work as The Biblioracle, and this person wanted to know where I get off telling others what to read...