| Apr 4, 2011
Manning Marable, an influential historian whose forthcoming biography of Malcolm X could revise perceptions of the slain civil rights leader, has died only days before the book described as his life's work was to be published. He was 60.
| Aug 29, 2011
| 7:13 PM
Venturing outside his typically tightly-scripted settings, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday night found himself having to answer a few pointed questions about some of his early decisions.
Mental health advocates questioned the new mayor about his decision to...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 2:45 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will host two meetings next week where Chicagoans will get a chance to tell him how to close the city's $635.7 million deficit to balance next year's city budget.
The open houses will be held Monday at Kennedy-King College, 740 W. 63rd...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday offered a preview of the theme of his speech at the Democratic National Convention next month: his insider’s view of the moves President Barack Obama made after taking office.
“I'm going to testify to what I...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Every so often a book comes along that changes the world in some way. Maybe it heralds the start of a social movement, or enlightens the world about events long hidden. Only in hindsight can we see what a difference such a book made. Here is one such...
| Sep 30, 2011
Olympic runner John Carlos wants things done, and, as the people close to him came to understand, he demands that change within 48 hours. However, John Carlos had more than 48 hours to plan the bold statement he made after he won the bronze medal in the...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 8:45 AM
The American Library Association awarded Anne Enright and Robert K. Massie the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, respectively, on Sunday during the ALA's annual conference. Enright was recognized for her novel, "The...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:53 PM
A deceased biographer and a first-time bestselling novelist are among the finalists for the 2011 National Book Awards. Five finalists in four categories – fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature – were announced Wednesday...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Can you do a play about an invisible man? About an African-American whom others simply refuse to see? Ralph Ellison, it seems fair to surmise, thought probably not. Not well, anyway. Not something that would do justice to the moment, shortly after the end...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
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| Feb 21, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The complete list of finalists for the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes....