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  • Lev Grossman on falling in love with 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'

    Lev Grossman on falling in love with 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'
    For much of December, we posted the authors' reflections on giving books as holiday gifts. Today is our last installment. Thanks for following along and happy holidays! Lev Grossman Author of "The Magicians" series I don't ordinarily like being...
  • Amy Bloom: Handing down a good book

    Amy Bloom: Handing down a good book
    Each day from now through Hanukkah and on to Christmas, we'll post an author's reflection on giving books as holiday gifts. Follow us on Twitter @ChiTribBooks to be alerted to new posts and tell us about your book-related holiday memories by using...
  • David L. Ulin's best books of 2014

    David L. Ulin's best books of 2014
    Lists are, by their nature, impressionistic: How could they be otherwise? Here then, alphabetically by title, are the most stirring of the books I wrote about this year, my 10 favorites of 2014. "Can't and Won't: Stories" by Lydia Davis (Farrar,...
  • Phil Klay on the gift of a good book in wartime

    Phil Klay on the gift of a good book in wartime
    Each day from now through Hanukkah and on to Christmas, we'll post an author's reflection on giving books as holiday gifts. Follow us on Twitter @ChiTribBooks to be alerted to new posts and tell us about your book-related holiday memories by using...
  • Molly Antopol on the gift of Grace Paley

    Molly Antopol on the gift of Grace Paley
    Each day from now through Hanukkah and on to Christmas, we'll post an author's reflection on giving books as holiday gifts. Follow us on Twitter @ChiTribBooks to be alerted to new posts and tell us about your book-related holiday memories by using...
  • Miguel drops surprise 3-song EP with odes 'N.W.A.,' 'Hollywood Dreams'

    Miguel drops surprise 3-song EP with odes 'N.W.A.,' 'Hollywood Dreams'
    San Pedro's great young rhythm & blues seducer Miguel has released a surprise new three-song EP, and among its best moments is a refrain -- and title -- dedicated to Compton's essential rap team N.W.A. If that's not enough to lift the morning spirits,...
  • Laura Osnes joins Lyric's 'Carousel'

    Laura Osnes joins Lyric's 'Carousel'
    Lyric Opera’s spring production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s “Carousel” will boast some top-drawer Broadway talent. In addition to the previously announced Steven Pasquale (“The Bridges of Madison County&...
  • The many moods of Nicki Minaj on 'The Pinkprint'

    The many moods of Nicki Minaj on 'The Pinkprint'
    Those who have followed Nicki Minaj's often-thrilling ascent to hip-hop superstardom have been hoping for another straight-up rap album for years. After annihilating virtually all takers on mixtapes and guest verses starting in 2007, the 32-year-old began...
  • On Jay Paul's "The Latest Monument"

     On Jay Paul's "The Latest Monument"
    Some people see "poetry" on the front cover of a book and freeze like a jack rabbit in a field of light. They remember the poetry class in high school. T. S. Eliot maybe. They didn't understand poetry then, probably wouldn't now. They move on to the...
  • Should L.A. have a Wanda Coleman Memorial Library?

    Should L.A. have a Wanda Coleman Memorial Library?
    Little more than a year after the death of Wanda Coleman, the poet’s husband, Austin Straus, is asking the Los Angeles Public Library to honor her memory. In a letter sent earlier this month to the Board of Library commissioners, Straus requests...
  • Area's state finalist football teams didn't always seem destined for title games

    Area's state finalist football teams didn't always seem destined for title games
    The football season didn't start off perfectly for Old Mill, Franklin, Dunbar or Douglass, but that doesn't matter now. All four overcame early adversity to reach this week's state championship games at M&T Bank Stadium. Old Mill and Dunbar barely...