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  • Review: "Every Boy Should Have a Man" by Preston Allen

    Review: "Every Boy Should Have a Man" by Preston Allen
    Genre mash-ups are de rigueur these days. Of course, writers like Margaret Atwood have been tight-roping the misty border between literary fiction and speculative fiction, fantasy and mystery for years. But a new outcropping of younger upstarts, such as...
  • Poet Sterling Plumpp captures rhythms of the blues

    Poet Sterling Plumpp captures rhythms of the blues
    He is the poet laureate of Chicago jazz and blues, a man who conveys in words as much melody and rhythm as the musicians he immortalizes in print. For more than four decades, Sterling Plumpp has transformed the sounds of Chicago jazz giants – such...
  • Nathan Englander examines identity

    Nathan Englander examines identity
    Every journalist's nightmare is the interview with the subject who responds to questions with one-sentence (or even one-word) answers. Fortunately, the writer Nathan Englander — who was in Chicago recently as the inaugural Crown Speaker Series...
  • Committee seeks names for Annapolis marker honoring March on Washington

    Committee seeks names for Annapolis marker honoring March on Washington
    A committee building a new memorial in Annapolis has extended the deadline for names of those who took part in the August 1963 March on Washington, where the Rev. Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The committee had initially...
  • As 'Bastard out of Carolina' turns 20, Dorothy Allison reflects on her career

    As 'Bastard out of Carolina' turns 20, Dorothy Allison reflects on her career
    In her potent memoir and manifesto, “Two or Three Things I Know for Sure,” Dorothy Allison writes, “Oh, I could tell you stories that would darken the sky and stop the blood.” And then she declares, “I am not here to make...
  • Chinese-American novelist to speak at UM

    Chinese-American novelist to speak at UM
    Maxine Hong Kingston's most recent book, "I Love a Broad Margin to My Life" — possibly the last from this pioneering Chinese-American novelist, memoirist, poet and activist — includes a glossary to help readers with all the loan words. "I...
  • A rosy new stage for Sugar Blue

    A rosy new stage for Sugar Blue
    These are very sweet days for Sugar Blue. In a few months, he'll be a father once more, his wife and bass player Ilaria Lantieri expecting their first child together in late May or early June. In the meantime, the two — who own a home in...
  • Police Asking for Help Finding Missing Kalamazoo Township Man

    Police Asking for Help Finding Missing Kalamazoo Township Man
    Kalamazoo Township Police Department is asking for help finding a man who has been missing for four days, according to his family. Family members say James William Baldwin, 39, was last seen on Friday, Oct. 26 in the early the evening. He's said to be...
  • Book review: 'The Cross of Redemption' by James Baldwin, edited by Randall Kenan

    Book review: 'The Cross of Redemption' by James Baldwin, edited by Randall Kenan
    The Cross of Redemption Uncollected Writings James Baldwin, edited by Randall Kenan Pantheon: 308 pp. $26.95 Not infrequently, James Baldwin found himself quite publicly fielding a deeply presuming question. Though versions varied over time, the rough...
  • It's Your Anniversary: Underground hip-hop Project Blowed is 17

     
    The underground hip-hop Project Blowed turns 17 -- with parties at the House of Blues on the Strip and the HOB in Anaheim. Also, Pop & Hiss looks back at some of the best projects released by Blowedians (almost all of whom will be playing the...
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...