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Me, My Shelf and I: Tom Leavens

Me, My Shelf and I: Tom Leavens

Step into Tom Leavens' home library and you get a pretty clear picture of what kind of law Leavens practices. The Evanston-based attorney — a partner in the entertainment law firm Leavens, Strand & Glover and general counsel for Pitchfork Media — has filled his shelves with music-related reads, including profiles of artists and record labels, as well in-depth studies of specific genres. He's a longtime fan of Peter Guralnick, author of a two-volume biography on Elvis Presley; Gary Giddins ("a wonderful writer on the jazz side"); and anything Bob Dylan-related: "To me, Dylan is the most important artist — a lens through which you can...