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  • Sexual predator cries censorship over Jaycee Dugard memoir

    Eight years ago, a New York journalist named Peter Braunstein, then 41, forced his way into the apartment of a 34-year-old Manhattan woman by pretending to be a firefighter. He proceeded to drug the woman, a former colleague, and sexually assault her...
  • Melissa McCarthy leads 'Identity Thief' to biggest opening of 2013

    Melissa McCarthy stole the show at the box office this weekend, proving she has the star power to attract moviegoers to theaters even during a blizzard. "Identity Thief," her comedy co-starring Jason Bateman, easily ran away with the weekend's No. 1...
  • '50 Shades' in the Ivy League: Academics versus BDSM sex clubs

    On Monday the New York Observer ran a sensational story about BDSM sex clubs popping up in the Ivy League. They can be found at Harvard, Columbia and Yale -- all Ivies -- as well as Tufts, MIT and the University of Chicago. The group at Harvard is...
  • Review: 'Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish' by David Rakoff

    Review: 'Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish' by David Rakoff
    David Rakoff's "Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish" is a beautiful yet strange object: The title emerges through holes punched in the cover like a child's code key, punctuating a fetching portrait of a red-haired woman done by the Canadian...
  • Authors A-C

    826CHI 826CHI is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students. 826chi.org Tom Acitelli Tom Acitelli is author...
  • Authors M-Q

    Anthony Madrid Anthony Madrid lives in Chicago. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, Poetry and Web Conjunctions. His first book is “I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say.” Rebecca Makkai Rebecca Makkai is...
  • Nostalgia? Is it good for you or bad for you?

    "A writer is someone on whom nothing is lost." -- Henry James My good friend Ralph Graves departed this earth recently and I made mention of it. But then I found a divine photograph of the two of us whooping it up, back in 2001, over the days when we...
  • Is Banksy's New York City residency over?

    Is Banksy's New York City residency over?
    The Banksy-bonanza in New York City is stalled -- at least temporarily. So far this month, the prankster British street artist has put on a colorful, frenetic treasure hunt of sorts with his monthlong “artists residency,” “Better Out...
  • Book Review: 'Fall Higher' by Dean Young

    Book Review: 'Fall Higher' by Dean Young
    Fall Higher Dean Young Copper Canyon Press: 105 pp., $22 "All the new thinking is about loss," Robert Hass begins his 1979 poem "Meditation at Lagunitas." Structuralism had put poets in a bind by arguing that words are meaningless symbols assigned...
  • Ryan Gosling saves pink-wigged British woman from gnarly taxi accident

    Ryan Gosling saves pink-wigged British woman from gnarly taxi accident
    Who needs People's Sexiest Man Alive title when you're a real-life superhero like Ryan Gosling? On Tuesday (April 3), the actor reportedly saved a woman from stepping off the pavement in front of a speeding taxi at a busy New York intersection. The woman...
  • Magic Johnson-Led Group to Buy Dodgers for $2 Billion

    Magic Johnson-Led Group to Buy Dodgers for $2 Billion
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A group led by Lakers legend Magic Johnson emerged Tuesday night as the new owners of the Dodgers, ending months of uncertainty for the storied but troubled baseball franchise. Johnson, who guided the Lakers to five NBA...