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  • COT stages two political satires crafted under Nazis

    COT stages two political satires crafted under Nazis
    The title the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has attached to its ongoing festival — "Truth to Power" — would apply far better to the contrasting political satires Chicago Opera Theater is staging for its spring season at the Merle Reskin Theatre...
  • Review: 'Personae' by Sergio De La Pava

    Review: 'Personae' by Sergio De La Pava
    Joseph Epstein got it right. With wit and maybe just a smidgen of venom — his patented brew — the veteran essayist and literary critic based in Evanston described the frustration of encountering a famously difficult novel: “The first...
  • Art Spiegelman's art obliterates category

     Art Spiegelman's art obliterates category
    "Who's got a gag for me today?" Early on in "CO-MIX: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics and Scraps." Art Spiegelman's upcoming career-spanner that's due out in September, we see a drawing of a much younger Spiegelman saying this to four tiny characters...
  • The Biblioracle: Detective novels filled a literary gap

    The Biblioracle: Detective novels filled a literary gap
    At some point in my early teens, I ran out of age-appropriate books. Today, most of the book culture excitement is in young adult literature. There's something for everyone: "Harry Potter" for fantasy lovers and "Twilight" for romance. The "Hunger...
  • A peek behind wall at Harry Potter's Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando

    A peek behind wall at Harry Potter's Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando
    We still can't see a whole lot of what's going up at Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. That construction wall is maddening to anxious Potterheads, who must wait until summer for unveiling and exploration. Park...
  • Universal presents plenty of boy wizard for Harry Potter Celebration

    Universal presents plenty of boy wizard for Harry Potter Celebration
    All students at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry have worn the Sorting Hat. It's a big deal. The tattered, brown topper magically divides the student body into members of different "houses" — Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or...
  • The Biblioracle reflects on childhood books that shaped him

    The Biblioracle reflects on childhood books that shaped him
    Back in October, I wrote about books that just seem to resonate with us, as though they are custom-pitched to our own unique frequencies. I equated the feeling to how my dog, Oscar, ignores everything on television except the "Double Jeopardy" "pchoo...
  • Review: 'Roth Unbound' by Claudia Roth Pierpont

    Review: 'Roth Unbound' by Claudia Roth Pierpont
    "What is being done to silence this man?" At the risk of stealing the great first line from Claudia Roth Pierpont's immensely likable, generous and engrossing new critical biography of Philip Roth, “Roth Unbound: A Writer and His Books,”...
  • 'The Novel Cure' by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin

    "Can you recommend a book?" is a frequent question in my line of work, and I plan to recommend "The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You" to the next person who asks me. Authors Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin...
  • Q&A: Jhumpa Lahiri on 'The Lowland' and her upbringing

    Q&A: Jhumpa Lahiri on 'The Lowland' and her upbringing
    Jhumpa Lahiri, who at 46 has already won a Pulitzer Prize (for her first book, the 1999 story collection "Interpreter of Maladies"), and was recently shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (for her new novel, "The Lowland"), does a number of things...
  • The Biblioracle: No reason to shame Young Adult lovers

    The Biblioracle: No reason to shame Young Adult lovers
    Ruth Graham recently declared in Slate that adults who read young adult literature should be "embarrassed when what you're reading was written for children." The outrage was swift and predictable. As of this writing, there are more than 3,000 comments...