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  • Countdown to the last 'Oprah Winfrey Show': A double dose of James Frey

     
    The final Oprah episode approaches: only 8 more and we get... James Frey?...
  • The good, the bad and the other bad: the Moby book trailer awards

     
    A look at book trailers - the good, the awful and what's missing from the Moby awards....
  • Art review: 'Home Show, Revisited' at Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

     
    The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum is revisiting its "Home Show," an ambitious and logistically complicated project in which artists are commissioned to create new works in private homes around the city, and the public is invited to drop in......
  • Obama interrupts vacation to go book shopping

     
    President Obama interrupted his Martha's Vineyard vacation to visit a local independent bookstore....
  • The hipsters I love and their lack of love for sports

     
    Fall is here. The start of college football. Yes. My favorite time of year. I am a University of Illinois graduate, grew up in Central Illinois where the entire part of the state revolves around Illini football. Now my life revolves around Illini...
  • Kindle books are at 11,000 libraries -- but any you want to read?

     
    Amazon.com Inc. is trumpeting the availability of its Kindle e-books at 11,000 public libraries around the U.S., a step that is sure to make Kindle readers happy. Until they find out how few Kindle books are actually available. At the......
  • Vladimir Sorokin's 'Day of the Oprichnik'

    Vladimir Sorokin's 'Day of the Oprichnik'
    Every so often a writer becomes his country's major literary export. Word has it that Jonathan Franzen is the American novelist for Europeans these days, and the Russian novelist of the moment for Americans seems to be Vladimir Sorokin. Praised as a...
  • Bridgeport Catholic Academy's book club

    Bridgeport Catholic Academy's book club
    Our book club is composed of about 20 students in seventh and eighth grades (at the academy, in Chicago). The students are always busy with schoolwork and extracurricular activities, but they find time to tackle the club's extra reading. Our club meets...
  • Western Springs/La Grange book club

    Western Springs/La Grange book club
    Our 15-year-old Western Springs/La Grange book club is modeled on one member's mother's downstate 100-year-old book club. At each monthly meeting, two members present a 20-minute review of a book of their choice. Twice a year we discuss a book we've...
  • What's to like about Jonathan Franzen's Freedom and Arcade Fire's The Suburbs?

    What's to like about Jonathan Franzen's Freedom and Arcade Fire's The Suburbs?
    A few months back, Salon book critic Laura Miller posted an essay titled “Why must a novel’s characters be likable?” that was spurred by her reading of Jonathan Franzen’s widely heralded and exhaustingly debated novel Freedom,...
  • The Miami Book Fair 2010: A Visit From the Good Squad

    The lineup for the 27th Miami Book Fair International is as impressive as any I’ve seen. Catering to readers with both catholic and provincial tastes in literature, the Book Fair is also the rare event that would present the hawkish ex-president ...