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  • Andersonville's Women & Children First Bookstore has new, but familiar, owners

    Andersonville's Women & Children First Bookstore has new, but familiar, owners
    There is joy in Andersonville: Women & Children First Bookstore, the venerable and beloved independent shop at 5233 N. Clark St. has new owners who are very much like the old owners. The change was announced earlier this week: The store’s founders/owners, Linda Bubon and Ann Christophersen, have sold to two of their current employees, Lynn Mooney and Sarah Hollenbeck, and this news has been happily received.
  • Read & Write: More local authors on favorite kids book characters

    Read & Write: More local authors on favorite kids book characters
    Chicago-area authors continue to tell us about their favorite characters from childhood books as a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication. Here's what they said....

    Critic's Notebook: Lena Dunham grows up, and so does 'Girls'

    From the moment we met her two years ago, Lena Dunham has been as much character as creator. Her story — a 23-year-old with one small film to her credit handed the reins of a high-profile, frantically marketed HBO series — bled through the...

    Honran a Julio Cortázar, autor de 'Rayuela'

    Honran a Julio Cortázar, autor de 'Rayuela'
    El Museo del Libro de Buenos Aires escenifica el aspecto lúdico que el escritor Julio Cortázar (Bruselas 1914-París 1984) plasmó en las páginas de "Rayuela", la obra que revolucionó la literatura en habla hispana con su publicación en Argentina hace más...

    Helen Oyeyemi on 'Boy, Snow, Bird'

    Helen Oyeyemi on 'Boy, Snow, Bird'
    In the novels of the young British writer Helen Oyeyemi, the gap between the fantasy world of fairy tales and "the real world" — whatever that is — all but collapses. "Mr. Fox" (2011), for example, is a fable about a writer and his dying...