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  • Our Laguna: Holiday festivities abound in Laguna

    It doesn't take a calendar to know the holidays are here. Laguna's holiday palettes are hanging from city lampposts; the Sawdust Festival's Winter Fantasy adds sparkle to the town; we are all eating turkey sandwiches; and Santa Claus is coming to town....
  • Biblioracle: Short and sweet, but no trend

    Biblioracle: Short and sweet, but no trend
    Apparently, we're in them midst of a short story boomlet. I know this because The New York Times told me so in a recent article, "Good Fit for Today's Little Screens: Short Stories." I tend to put little trust in trend pieces. If I believed every...
  • Ray Bradbury dies at 91; author lifted fantasy to literary heights

    Ray Bradbury dies at 91; author lifted fantasy to literary heights
    Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91. Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles,...
  • Ray Bradbury dead at 91

    Ray Bradbury dead at 91
    Ray Bradbury, the science fiction genius, has died at age 91. He wrote classics such as “The Martian Chronicles” and “Fahrenheit 451,” as well as dozens of fantastic short stories. My personal favorite was “Something Wicked...
  • Holiday Guide 2012: Chris Jones' Top 10 shows for the season

    Holiday Guide 2012: Chris Jones' Top 10 shows for the season
    Chicago has a plethora of holiday shows each and every year — and I’ll be reviewing enough of them over the next couple of weeks to put Rudolph in rehab. But based on many years of seasonal theater-going, here are 10 of our potential favorites...
  • Nelson Algren Short Story Awards: A look back at a rich history

    Nelson Algren Short Story Awards: A look back at a rich history
    An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
  • Now that's a wall of books

    Circle City Books in Pittsboro, N.C., has just completed an eye-catching mural: a side of a building covered in books. Huge, oversize books, with titles that even this myopic passerby could read. What's on it? Forty-eight titles, some of which are...
  • Best books for a purple Super Bowl

    Best books for a purple Super Bowl
    With the Baltimore Ravens preparing for Super Bowl, it's time to turn to all thing purple, including books. Buildings in the city already are bathed in purple lights and folks here are wearing purple sweaters, scarves and shirts. So why not books? Here is...
  • Writer Susan Fromberg Schaeffer has died

     
    Author Susan Fromberg Schaeffer died in Chicago Friday....
  • Dogfight! Julie Klam vs. Jill Abramson, editor of the N.Y. Times

     
    "The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout" by Jill Abramson, executive editor of the New York Times, and "Love at First Bark: How Saving a Dog Can Sometimes Help You Save Yourself" by Julie Klam, look at the loving bond between people and dogs. How do...
  • Moral quandary du jour: Burglars drop a dime on burglee

     
    Here's a new version of an old dumb-criminal story....