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  • Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag

    Please tell us why the Cubs can’t let their plus kids play up here and learn together, like Tampa Bay, the Angels, etc. Sixty-year-old Cubs fan. I think it would be exciting to watch. Not the pitchers, of course. Edward Hansen, Hanover Park Of...
  • What's most likely bracket buster today?

    Bucknell beats Butler Don Markus Baltimore Sun Bucknell will do a Butler on the team that originated the role and become the latest Patriot League team to take down an established power in the tournament. The Bison have a legitimate NBA prospect in 6-...
  • 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' on Broadway: What did the critics think?

    "Breakfast at Tiffany's," the beloved novella by Truman Capote, has hit Broadway with a rising star in the role of Holly Golightly -- HBO's "Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Carke. The new stage version, by playwright Richard Greenberg, opened this...
  • Teel Time: Game in Philadelphia returns Duke's Collins to boyhood home

    Duke’s NCAA tournament Friday against Albany returns Blue Devils associate head coach Chris Collins to his boyhood home. Collins’ father, Doug, coaches the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and played for the team from 1973-81. Chris was born...
  • The zine scene

    The zine scene
    Earlier this month, several thousand people roamed over two floors of a Columbia College building for the 4th annual Chicago Zine Fest. Moving through the youthful crowd was Sarah Wenzel, bibliographer for Literatures of Europe and the Americas at the...
  • 'Poison': Bridget Zinn's bittersweet debut

    'Poison': Bridget Zinn's bittersweet debut
    No life should be reduced to a narrative. It's too tempting to tie up the loose ends. To miss the minutiae that make each of us human. To find reason where there is none. So the abrupt, far too early end of author Bridget Zinn's life doesn't need to...
  • Elizabeth Strout on 'The Burgess Boys'

    Elizabeth Strout on 'The Burgess Boys'
    In 2009, Elizabeth Strout won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for “Olive Kitteridge,” a novel told in sublime stories about the life of an imperious but nuanced Maine schoolteacher. In her new novel, “The Burgess Boys,” Strout...
  • The 1940s cast a long shadow in Arnott's 'The House of Rumour'

    The 1940s cast a long shadow in Arnott's 'The House of Rumour'
    The world has hardly run out of deep, dark secrets; good luck finding out the real truth about the wars we fight, the prescription drugs we take, the food we eat. But as we learn in “The House of Rumour,” British novelist Jake Arnott's...
  • Stephenie Meyer talks about 'The Host'

    In the midst of separating a generation of young female readers into Team Edward and Team Jacob, Stephenie Meyer, author of the wildly popular "Twilight" novels, started a new book called "The Host." Published by Little, Brown in 2008, "The Host" is a...
  • Amy Tan's 'Rules for Virgins' lacks depth

    Amy Tan's 'Rules for Virgins' lacks depth
    How long can you listen to somebody lecture somebody else? Not for long? Then Amy Tan's Byliner Original story, "Rules for Virgins," is probably not for you. Set in a brothel, or "house," as Tan describes it, in Shanghai in 1912, the story reads like,...
  • A rumination on books not yet read

    A rumination on books not yet read
    Sometimes I wonder how many books I've read in my four decades. Thousands, anyway — maybe tens of thousands — since the first one, about a choo-choo, when I was not quite 3. Right up to Anne Carson's “Autobiography of Red,”...