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Michael Chabon

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  • North Shore 'Jeopardy!' champion ends streak

    North Shore 'Jeopardy!' champion ends streak
    North Shore "Jeopardy!" champion Julia Collins' winning streak ended Monday, with the formidable women's record-holder taking third place in her 21st and final episode. "I’ve had a while to get used to it, but still, with the final episode...
  • 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...
  • Film Review: 'The 50 Year Argument'

    The history of The New York Review of Books is incisively celebrated and distilled by co-directors Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi in "The 50-Year Argument," which takes us behind-the-scenes of editor Robert Silvers' storied weekly and finds, to its...
  • Young adult market opens up a new world for authors

    Young adult market opens up a new world for authors
    Seth Fishman gave up on his third novel in 2010. A literary agent who studied with Chang-Rae Lee at Princeton University and represents acclaimed author Téa Obreht, Fishman had written two unpublished books before finishing a thriller about a poison...
  • Setting Times stories to music: From Fatboy Slim to Lily Allen

    Setting Times stories to music: From Fatboy Slim to Lily Allen
    You know when you fall in love with a band and you want everyone else to love them too? You become a music proselytizer, trying to convert the skeptics. Just give it one listen, you say, sure they'll see the light. Sometimes there’s the great...
  • Julia Collins' record-setting 'Jeopardy' streak comes to an end

    Julia Collins' record-setting 'Jeopardy' streak comes to an end
    A record-breaking "Jeopardy" winning streak has come to an end. Julia Collins won 20 straight appearances on the long-running game show before losing on her 21st appearance, which aired Monday.  Collins' 20 wins have made her the most successful...
  • Jervey Tervalon has a taste for observation in 'Monster's Chef'

    Jervey Tervalon has a taste for observation in 'Monster's Chef'
    The novelist Jervey Tervalon likes to share this interesting fun fact about his life: He was born in the same year as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince. Tervalon, 55, is a professional teller and gatherer of stories and also a busy literary networker....
  • Review: 'O, Africa!' by Andrew Lewis Conn

    Review: 'O, Africa!' by Andrew Lewis Conn
    Africa has long been a great arena in comic fiction for big-headed white guys to get their comeuppance. Think of Saul Bellow's great "Henderson the Rain King," in which the super-rich but grotesquely needy title character stumbles through encounters...
  • The North Park Dads Book Club

    The North Park Dads Book Club
    Our club: The North Park Dads Book Club Our meetings: We meet the third Tuesday of every other month at the Red Lion in Chicago's Lincoln Square. One unique thing about us: The club is all men, we only read fiction, and we actually read and discuss...
  • 'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay' is this year's One Book, One Chicago

    'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay' is this year's One Book, One Chicago
    "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" (Picador 2000), the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Chabon, is this year's selection for One Book, One Chicago, the Chicago Public Library announced Friday. The story is about Joe Kavalier and Sammy...
  • 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...