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  • Jennifer Armstrong

    Jennifer Armstrong
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? I think of home! I grew up in the southwest suburbs, went to college at Northwestern, and came back for a few years in the early '00s. Because of all this, I also think of really good pizza. Who is an...
  • Lori Rader-Day

     Lori Rader-Day
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Home, since I live here. But when I moved here in 2001, I couldn't believe that I actually lived in Chicago. I mean Lived In Chicago. My husband and I had to keep reminding ourselves it was real. I'd lived...
  • Michael Lenehan

     Michael Lenehan
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? The lake. Lake Shore Drive. The portage between the Chicago and DesPlaines rivers, where the Great Lakes connect (almost) with the Gulf of Mexico--the reason Chicago exists. Who is an author you'd like...
  • Enjoy summer reading on the cheap

    Enjoy summer reading on the cheap
    Although no one advocates the value of a good book more than a newspaper writer, there are ways to enjoy that summer beach read on the cheap. From websites devoted to finding free digital books to special library sales, here are some ideas for cutting...
  • The history of Charles Dickens (sort of) via the Smiths (sort of)

    "As everybody knows," sings Charles Dickens, "I started writing prose." Under the 19th-century facial hair is English actor and musician Mathew Baynton. He presents the life and works of Charles Dickens in a three-minute pop song that sounds like it...
  • Why conservatives can applaud same-sex marriage

    Yesterday afternoon the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, following this week's Supreme Court ruling that declared Proposition 8 unconstitutional, lifted the stay on same-sex marriage in California. Promptly, Kristin Perry and Sandy Stier,...
  • What would Jane Austen think of a 12-foot wet Darcy statue?

    What would Jane Austen think of a 12-foot wet Darcy statue?
    When Jane Austen wrote "Pride and Prejudice," she didn't imagine a sexy Mr. Darcy emerging from a pond in a dripping-wet white shirt. Yet thanks to the filmmakers behind the 1995 miniseries of the novel, viewers got to see Colin Firth, as Darcy, do...
  • Blame the Nook? Barnes & Noble chief executive resigns

    William Lynch, the chief executive of Barnes & Noble, resigned Monday. The news was announced late in the day Eastern time, effective immediately. Lynch had been CEO since 2010. Should we blame the Nook? Barnes & Noble's efforts to battle the Amazon...
  • Sculpture of Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy rises from London lake

    Sculpture of Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy rises from London lake
    Remember the moment in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" when Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy emerges from the water? Swimmers in London’s Serpentine Lake have a large-scale reminder of the brooding and dashing Darcy --...
  • Amazon announces new comics imprint, just in time for Comic-Con

    Amazon announces new comics imprint, just in time for Comic-Con
    It was only yesterday that I asked my editor when Comic-Con begins, because the comics-related announcements seemed to be ramping up. Sure enough, Tuesday morning Amazon Publishing announced a new comics and graphic novel imprint, Jet City Comics. It...
  • A love letter to the love letter

     A love letter to the love letter
    For the last couple of years I have been writing a love letter to the love letter, a pleasurably nostalgic if doomed task. I've been pondering what we stand to lose if we abandon pen and stamps forever and just stick to email and social media. How much...