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  • Chicago book news: Joe Black's daughter co-writes biography

    Chicago book news: Joe Black's daughter co-writes biography
    'Joe Black: More Than a Dodger" by Martha Jo Black and Chuck Schoffner was published by Chicago Review Feb. 1. This biography, co-written by Black's daughter, considers Black's pitching career, personal life, and post-baseball years as the first African-...
  • Zombie love story to invade Naperville

    Life may imitate art. For a Naperville high school teacher, life parallels art. What started as a personal journey to write a zombie novel grew into lessons on book publishing where the teacher learned just as much as his students. Four years ago, Brian...
  • Scientists debate whether to look for extraterrestrial life

    Scientists debate whether to look for extraterrestrial life
    Astronomers have their own version of the single person's dilemma: Do you wait by the phone for a call from that certain someone? Or do you make the call yourself and risk getting shot down? Instead of love, of course, astronomers are looking for...
  • In literature, new attention to old age, dying

    In literature, new attention to old age, dying
    "O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark …" —T.S. Eliot, "Four Quartets" The Angel of Death — also known as the Old Ferryman, the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse or Mr. G. Reaper himself — is cutting a wider swath than...
  • Reel Critics: 'Jupiter' doesn't ascend much

    Chop up several screenplays from "Star Wars" and "Star Trek." Add a large helping of plot features from "The Matrix" and "Guardians of the Galaxy." Throw in some human exploitation from "Wall Street" and "Soylent Green." Then glaze over everything with...
  • Film to show how ancestors of Boca family hid in cave during WW II

    Film to show how ancestors of Boca family hid in cave during WW II
    Thanks to Michelle Brandfon's heroic great-aunt, there are dozens of descendants of the Stermer family today in the United States and Canada. Her great-aunt, Esther Stermer, was a Jewish matriarch who hid with her husband, six children and two...
  • A race to the finish in the age of edge

    We live in the age of edge, an age in which edginess is the grail for almost everything: popular literature, visual arts, music, sports (think Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman), journalism and especially television. In fact, just about the only medium...
  • Orlando Shakes adds performance of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

    Orlando Shakes adds performance of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
    Orlando Shakespeare Theater has added an additional performance of its popular production "To Kill a Mockingbird," which has been regularly selling out. The extra show will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning...
  • In 'Get in Trouble,' Kelly Link melds ordinary and bizarre

    In 'Get in Trouble,' Kelly Link melds ordinary and bizarre
    It's tempting to describe Kelly Link as a fantasist or a magical realist of a particularly homegrown sort. Her stories take place within recognizable landscapes — suburban bedrooms, reality TV locations, a wedding weekend — that open into...
  • Laura van den Berg's 'Find Me' captures a memorable apocalypse

    Ninety-five years ago T.S. Eliot published "The Wasteland," one of the first and bleakest visions of a shattered modern world. Nearly a century later, we're awash in fictional dystopias. Science fiction writers tilled this stony ground for decades...
  • Review: 'A Spool of Blue Thread' by Anne Tyler

    Review: 'A Spool of Blue Thread' by Anne Tyler
    There was a time when the favorite way to put down Anne Tyler was to refer to her novels as "middlebrow." Particularly in the 1980s, a decade of triumphs that began with "Morgan's Passing" and continued with "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant," "The...