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  • Review: 'Once Upon a Time in Russia' by Ben Mezrich

    Review: 'Once Upon a Time in Russia' by Ben Mezrich
    A book that features cash-stuffed suitcases, multiple murders, a massive explosion and a political assassination scheme within its first 100 pages is rarely a work of nonfiction. And while the nonfiction status of Ben Mezrich's new work is debatable, the book proclaims its factual basis right in the title: "Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs, A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder."
  • The Biblioracle: Is 'Kandy' still dandy?

    The Biblioracle: Is 'Kandy' still dandy?
    It's time for another installment of my ongoing series, "But Does It Hold Up?" in which I take a fresh look at a book I treasured at some earlier point in my life and see if it manages to bring the same pleasure. Sometime in my early teens, I was...

    Bromeliads, and the people who love them, are stars of this event

    Bromeliads, and the people who love them, are stars of this event
    I'm the ultimate brown-thumb dude, but I've always respected the gifted gardening set. On Friday and Saturday, that niche will be well-represented at the Art of Bromeliads 2011 Extravaganza, a series of free bromeliad seminars and other activities at the...

    Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner on Tom Wolfe, being a 'romantic fool'

    Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner on Tom Wolfe, being a 'romantic fool'
    Alex Turner has a writer's eye. The Arctic Monkeys' singer-songwriter pens lyrics full of biting wit and pointed remarks. On "Reckless Serenade," a track from his band's recently released fourth album, he sings of the "type of kisses where teeth collide"...

    Tribune recognizes the word well-written

    Tribune recognizes the word well-written
    On Nov. 3, 2002, Arthur Miller stepped up to the Armour Stage at Symphony Center, stood at the podium and read from his book "On Politics and the Art of Acting," in which he explored the American political stage. As inaugural winner of the Tribune...