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  • Smith: Selling the idea of opportunity

    My first real job out of college was at a wholesale hardware company. I started out as the sales manager, though at 25 I knew nothing about sales or managing. The scuttlebutt around the office was that the owner hired me because he thought I was a...
  • Mother-Son Book Club

    Mother-Son Book Club
    We are a group of mothers and sons in Riverside who have met since summer 2002. Our sons were all friends entering fourth grade, and one of the moms suggested starting a book club for the boys. We all thought she was crazy because we didn’t think...
  • Banned book club a real-time lesson in censorship

    Banned book club a real-time lesson in censorship
    Four Hundred Fifty-One Degrees is not a boy band. The group was founded by a boy, and it is led by a boy, but its ranks are primarily girls. It came together just 18 months ago and, depending on the week, it claims 15 to 20 members. That fluctuation...
  • Plotting out another great Story Week

    Plotting out another great Story Week
    It is a pleasurable thing to have drinks with Randy Albers and we have done so over the years at such saloons as, of course, the Billy Goat, as well as Stefani's 437, the Underground Wonder Bar and some joint in the South Loop whose name escapes me at the...
  • Nicholas Tremulis book 'For the Baby Doll' celebrates life and love

    Nicholas Tremulis book 'For the Baby Doll' celebrates life and love
    It may not rank with literature's greatest opening lines — “Call me Ishmael”; “It was a pleasure to burn”; or “Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant...
  • The Biblioracle: Arranging the ideal bookshelf

    The Biblioracle: Arranging the ideal bookshelf
    We talk about books every week in this space, but most of time it's about the words inside them. This week, we have to discuss them as objects, more precisely as objects that should be stored in specific — very specific — ways. Some...
  • Mars rover passes first driving test

    Mars rover passes first driving test
    The Mars rover Curiosity has completed its first drive, NASAscientists announced Wednesday, proving that it’s capable of moving farther afield on the Red Planet. “It couldn’t be more important. We built a rover, so unless the rover...
  • JPL names Curiosity's landing site after Ray Bradbury

    JPL names Curiosity's landing site after Ray Bradbury
    Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury passed away on June 5, two months before the NASA rover Curiosity landed on Mars. But the "Martian Chronicles" author, who visited the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech often, wasn't left out of the mission....
  • Harold Gould dies at 86; veteran character actor

    Harold Gould dies at 86; veteran character actor
    Harold Gould, a veteran character actor who played con man Kid Twist in the 1973 movie "The Sting," Valerie Harper's father on TV's "Rhoda" and Betty White's boyfriend on "The Golden Girls," has died. He was 86. Gould, who also was known for his stage...
  • Gary Shteyngart's 'Super Sad True' quest

    Gary Shteyngart's 'Super Sad True' quest
    "There has to be a compelling reason these days for someone to decide to pick up a smelly book," says satirist Gary Shteyngart, the 38-year-old author whose novel "Super Sad True Love Story," a dystopian romance, has earned critical raves. By "smelly,"...
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