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    Nathan Rabin Nathan Rabin is the head writer for The A.V. Club. His books include “The Big Rewind” and “My Year of Flops.” He also collaborated on “Weird Al: The Book.” He has written for the Wall Street Journal,...
  • Wrigleyville alderman optimistic about ballpark talks

    Wrigleyville alderman optimistic about ballpark talks
    Wrigleyville’s alderman expressed optimism Thursday that several key issues surrounding the costly renovation of the aging ballpark could be resolved by the Cubs’ home opener on Monday, but the dispute over signs outside Wrigley Field...
  • Review: "Mr. Wrigley's Ball Club" by Roberts Ehrgott

    Review: "Mr. Wrigley's Ball Club" by Roberts Ehrgott
    Yankee fans, including my wife, find it endearing and slightly pathetic that while they invoke the names of World Series-winning heroes to exalt their team's history — Ruth! Gehrig! DiMaggio! Reggie! Derek! — Cub fans grow dewy-eyed to...
  • Biblioracle: Making readers go ape

    Biblioracle: Making readers go ape
    The Washington Post has reported that world-famous primatologist and activist Jane Goodall "borrowed without attribution," "at least a dozen" passages from different websites and included them in her forthcoming book, "Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder...
  • Elizabeth Berg on 'Tapestry of Fortunes'

    Elizabeth Berg on 'Tapestry of Fortunes'
    Since her first novel, "Durable Goods" (1993), Chicago author Elizabeth Berg has carved out a place as one of America's most beloved chroniclers of female friendship. Best known for the best-selling "Open House," an Oprah's Book Club selection in 2000,...
  • 'Lady of the Burlesque Ballet': A huge treat from the start

    'Lady of the Burlesque Ballet': A huge treat from the start
    Timothy Schaffert's newest story, "Lady of the Burlesque Ballet," is a skinny, satisfying fairy tale about an obese woman. This is a story of extremes: intense happiness, total despair, maximum greed, and lots and lots of food. "Irish Maupin," the...
  • Five books to read now

    Five books to read now
    The books in this week's roundup are united less by theme than by the fact that they're all new and noteworthy. But before we get to that, since Monday is Holocaust Remembrance Day, I'm going to throw in a sixth book — “Vera Gran: The Accused&...
  • New books on baseball

    New books on baseball
    Are you a baseball fan or a football fan? Every year the sports media spend a lot of time and energy arguing about whether most Americans are one or the other. I think it's a silly argument for two reasons. First, it should obvious that most sports fans...
  • Review: "All That Is" by James Salter

    Review: "All That Is" by James Salter
    You don't want the war to stop. The opening of James Salter's new novel, “All That Is,” offers a breathtaking set piece depicting men about to go into battle against the Japanese in World War II. It's all there: atmosphere, action, emotion...
  • 'The Where, the Why and the How' illustrates science

    'The Where, the Why and the How' illustrates science
    You'll notice something when you first pick up "The Where, the Why and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science." The book has some heft to it. And it has the look and feel of a book you might have stowed in your high school locker....
  • Kevin Coval on his new poetry collection, "Schtick"

    Kevin Coval on his new poetry collection, "Schtick"
    It must have been tempting for poet Kevin Coval to read from his own work during “Chicago Classics,” which took place one Friday night in late March in packed-with-people Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center. That is because...