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  • Review: 'Outline' by Rachel Cusk

    Review: 'Outline' by Rachel Cusk
    In the conclusion to an essay he wrote about Aerosmith, the music writer Steven Hyden has a funny, damning line about the band's career: "Aerosmith was a drug-fueled rock band when drug-fueled rock bands were big business, it was a non-drug-fueled rock band when non-drug-fueled rock bands were big business, and now it's barely a rock band when rock is barely in business at all."
  • Folio Prize announces long, long long list

    The Folio Prize, founded to re-elevate the literary component of literary prizes, has announced its long list for 2014. It's a long, long, long list: 80 books. The list includes Lily King's "Euphoria," James Ellroy's "Perfidia," Peter Carey's "Amnesia"...

    Toni Morrison, Patti Smith hand-annotate books for PEN benefit

    Toni Morrison, Patti Smith hand-annotate books for PEN benefit
    Books hand-annotated by Toni Morrison, Patti Smith, Don Delillo, Philip Roth and others are being auctioned at Christie's to benefit PEN American Center in New York. For the Dec. 2 auction, titled First Editions/Second Thoughts, authors picked up...

    Readers of the Week: Guadalupe Aquino and Lori Garibay

    Readers of the Week: Guadalupe Aquino and Lori Garibay
    Who we are Guadalupe Aquino and Lori Garibay from Rogers Park. We are a reading couple! One unique thing about us Guadalupe: My favorite part of reading a book is getting to the acknowledgments. I often tear up while reading them because some...

    The Brothers Book Club

    The Brothers Book Club
    Our club: We are The Brothers Book Club, and we were founded in Los Angeles more than 15 years ago. Members live in Chicago; Los Angeles; Oakland and Palm Springs, Ca.; Washington D.C.; and South Plainfield, N.J. Our meetings: We meet quarterly and...