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  • Celebrity Scoop: Nyambi Nyambi

    Nyambi Nyambi, who plays wisecracking, educated waiter Samuel on CBS' "Mike & Molly," has had two defining moments for an actor onstage. He was an understudy in "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," his favorite play, by his favorite playwright, August Wilson,...
  • Piri Thomas dies at 83; Latino writer

    Piri Thomas dies at 83; Latino writer
    For Piri Thomas, being a dark-hued Latino in 1930s New York was far from the best of worlds. His siblings were fair-skinned, like his Puerto Rican mother, but he took after his black Cuban father, whose unsettled feelings about race scarred both of them....
  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
  • Library of Congress disses Edgar Allen Poe

    Library of Congress disses Edgar Allen Poe
    The Library of Congress' new exhibition, Books That Shaped America, includes works by many notable American authors, but there is a gaping hole: Edgar Allen Poe. The list include no-brainers: classics from such greats as Herman Melville, Louisa May...
  • Mayor Emanuel's inaugural speech

     
    Today, more than any other time in our history, more than any other place in our country, the city of Chicago is ready for change. For all the parents who deserve a school system that expects every student to earn......
  • The new talkies: Audible is ready for its Hollywood close-up

     
    Movie stars really do know how to read: Audible is ready for its Hollywood close up...
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
  • Salinger, Pynchon & Co.: When writers are recluses

    They wait like pilgrims, queuing silently, bearing volumes for inscription and awaiting a chance to touch the hem of his garment. They're not Franciscans approaching Assisi but earnest readers rushing bookstores and cultural temples for word -- wisdom,...
  • Fall preview: Publishing

    Fall preview: Publishing
    Not that long ago, e-books were an oddity: Devices were expensive, and those who invested in them struggled to find something good to read. But the age of preferring paperbacks is starting to look like the late era of CDs — e-books are ascendant....
  • Book review: 'Letters,' Saul Bellow, edited by Benjamin Taylor

    Book review: 'Letters,' Saul Bellow, edited by Benjamin Taylor
    Letters Saul Bellow, edited by Benjamin Taylor Viking: 608 pp, $35 Saul Bellow, being Saul Bellow, coined literary profit from emotional tumult. From personal pain came self-exploration and impish bons mots, poured into the heightened confessional of...
  • Cinco de whatever: 'Bienvenidos'

     
    by Mark Silva It can get a little confusing when one celebrates Cinco de Mayo on the Fourth of May, as the White House was this evening. And it can get even more confusing when an English-speaking president attempts to......