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  • Review: 'Powers of Two' by Joshua Wolf Shenk

    Who wouldn't want to keep reading a book that opens with an intimate, real-time replication of the creative process that brought us the Beatles? On March 29, 1967, around two p.m., John Lennon came to Paul McCartney's house in London, and they headed up...
  • Bob Timberg's storied life [Commentary]

    In 1970, American blood was being shed on the killing fields of Vietnam. Congress lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. Richard Nixon's Oval Office conversations were being recorded. And in Annapolis, a cub reporter was hired by the Evening Capital. He...
  • The Biblioracle: Falling in love with 'A Brave Man'

    The Biblioracle: Falling in love with 'A Brave Man'
    I fell in love on vacation. Fret not, dear readers, it was with a book, not another woman. Mrs. Biblioracle was next to me as it happened. I was about 50 pages into the novel when I turned to her and said, "I'm not sure I wholly understand this book,...
  • On Dani Shapiro and memoir in the age of social media

    On Dani Shapiro and memoir in the age of social media
    Over at the New Yorker, Dani Shapiro meditates on memoir in the age of social media. “I’m a bit of an accidental memoirist,” she admits, describing her writing life. “I’ve written five novels and three memoirs. I never...
  • Review: 'Excellent Sheep' by William Deresiewicz

    Review: 'Excellent Sheep' by William Deresiewicz
    What is college for? To learn to think, to grapple with meaning and purpose, to ask how to live? Or to prepare for a career, to rack up an impressive resumé, to ask how to make a lot of money? Unsurprisingly, William Deresiewicz, former associate...
  • Review: 'Confessions' by Kanae Minato

    Review: 'Confessions' by Kanae Minato
    As you're reading what had promised to be a garden-variety crime novel, it's thrilling when it gradually dawns on you that what you're holding in your hands is far deeper and larger, though no less entertaining, than what you expected. And when that...
  • Party with Penn State in Bethlehem

    Downtown Bethlehem will bleed blue and white on Saturday at the inaugural Penn State Lehigh Valley Day. Conceived by Penn State Lehigh Valley and Hotel Bethlehem, the event celebrates the new Shoppe at Hotel Bethlehem, which sells Peachy Paterno and...
  • Sci-fi and fantasy authors reveal truths in the strangest fiction

    Sci-fi and fantasy authors reveal truths in the strangest fiction
    Writers of realistic fiction are often are asked to wrestle with the question of autobiographical influence in interviews and essays. Some critics have made a cottage industry out of guessing even in the absence of hard data: Is the character a stand-in...
  • The Romance Reader: 'Cavanaugh Strong'

    "Cavanaugh Strong" by Marie Ferrarella; Harlequin (288 pages, $.99 e-book) It's easy to poke fun at this series, which keeps finding large previously unknown branches of the family who all happen to be police officers. But fans of the series are...
  • Hollywood's William Desmond Taylor murder -- solved at last?

    "THERE'S SOMETHING wrong at Hollywood" "The cause, O let us seek!" "There's something wrong at Hollywood" "No scandal yet this week." THE ABOVE ditty was printed in the Louisville, (Kentucky) Times, on February 22, 1922. It appears afresh on the first...
  • Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Flights and Bites The Berghoff 17 W. Adams St. 312-427-3170 The restaurant and brewery of the same name invite you to try beer and food duos that take pairings one step further: Beer is actually an ingredient in each of the dishes. Pairings...