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  • Author Michel Houellebecq makes provocation an art

    Author Michel Houellebecq makes provocation an art
    It’s hard to know with notorious French novelist Michel Houellebecq how much is provocation and how much is art. That, of course, is the whole point. Since the publication of his first novel “Whatever” in 1994, Houellebecq has...
  • Novel explores Afghanistan's gender-bending tradition

    Novel explores Afghanistan's gender-bending tradition
    To Western eyes, the contradiction is mind-boggling. In Afghanistan, a society in which women's lives were so constricted under the Taliban that they couldn't even walk unescorted down the street, some young girls enjoyed unprecedented freedom by posing...
  • What really happened between Mike Tyson and Michael Jordan?

    What really happened between Mike Tyson and Michael Jordan?
    One thing seems certain: Michael Jordan and Mike Tyson attended a dinner together in 1988, and there was some smack-talking going on, but from there the memories of exactly what happened at a Chicago restaurant get a little fuzzy. Three men -- former...
  • Miranda July sheds her pixie image with novel 'The First Bad Man'

    Miranda July sheds her pixie image with novel 'The First Bad Man'
    Miranda July — filmmaker, performance artist and now novelist — is ready to leave the old Miranda July behind. You know the one: The curly haired gamin, her impossibly blue eyes swirling with ideas. The irrepressible creative blowing cinematic...
  • 'Wild' author Cheryl Strayed wows overflow crowd of 1,900 at Oregon State University

    Nearly 2,000 people thronged an Oregon college auditorium for an appearance by the author of "Wild," hours after a movie based on the best-selling memoir about a thousand-mile hike earned two Oscar nominations. Cheryl Strayed wrote the book about her...
  • Cornel West on 'The Radical King'

    Cornel West on 'The Radical King'
    Of the words most frequently used to describe the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. today, "radical" is not high on the list. With his insistence on nonviolence, his Southern humility, his Christian bearing, and his soaring yet measured oratory, King never cast...
  • Ray Bradbury's house, sold for $1.76 million, is being torn down

    Ray Bradbury's house, sold for $1.76 million, is being torn down
    Ray Bradbury lived in his 1937 Cheviot Hills home for more than 50 years. After the author of "Fahrenheit 451" died in 2012, the house was readied for sale. The home was filled with original details, such as built-in bookcases, that surrounded...
  • Suspects in Paris terror attack reportedly returned from Syria last summer

    BERLIN The terror attack Wednesday that killed 12 people at the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper known for running cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad wasn't a total surprise. Europe, France and even the newspaper have been preparing for such an attack...
  • Chicago book news: Author explores bondage, feminism in Wonder Woman comics

    'Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948" by Noah Berlatsky was published by Rutgers University Press Jan. 14. Berlatsky explores Wonder Woman's origins, early comics, and images of bondage and feminism crafted by William...
  • One suspect seized in Paris terror attack; assailants reportedly tied to Syria fighting

    BERLIN The terror attack Wednesday that killed 12 people at the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper known for running cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad wasn't a total surprise. Europe, France and even the newspaper have been preparing for such an attack...
  • College Park picture book now has a release date

    College Park picture book now has a release date
    Arcadia Publishing has set a date for the publication of the picture book about College Park – and it is coming up fast. Tara Porter, the writer and editor of the book, noted she recently checked in with Aradia’s marketing team, and was told...