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  • CT Teacher Doubles as Children's Book Author

    CT Teacher Doubles as Children's Book Author
    Her students made her dreams of becoming an author come true! Sheila Murphy Adams is a 5th grade teacher at Pawcatuck Middle School.  "I have always loved to write," she says "when I became a teacher, I used a lot of my rhyming skills to teach...
  • 'The Hilltop' views everyday absurdism in occupied territories

    'The Hilltop' views everyday absurdism in occupied territories
    Assaf Gavron's 2010 novel "Almost Dead" does something I would have thought impossible — it makes satire out of terrorism. The story of a man who becomes an Israeli national hero after surviving three attacks in a single week, the book offers a...
  • Review: 'Pro' by Katha Pollitt

    Review: 'Pro' by Katha Pollitt
    I had an abortion. It was my second year of college, 1988. I was not raped, nor was I a reckless slut; I just got pregnant, as young women in the world do, and my boyfriend and I were young and in no position to be parents. Luckily, I had a friend who...
  • The shame and glory of Tennessee Williams in John Lahr's new book

    The shame and glory of Tennessee Williams in John Lahr's new book
    One day a comprehensive literary biography of Tennessee Williams will be written that won't resemble a psychiatric case study. Until then let's savor John Lahr's "Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh," a work that is scintillating on the...
  • Village officials: Leaning tower needs repairs

    Village officials: Leaning tower needs repairs
    West of the Edens Expressway on Touhy Avenue, amid the big-box stores and strip malls of northwest suburban Niles, stands a tower with a familiar slant.     It's called the Leaning Tower of Niles, a half-size replica of the famously skewed belfry in...
  • Read & Write: More local authors on favorite kids book characters

    Read & Write: More local authors on favorite kids book characters
    Chicago-area authors continue to tell us about their favorite characters from childhood books as a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication. Here's what they said....
  • WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to take on Google in new book

    WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to take on Google in new book
    Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, has agreed to write a new book detailing his tussles with Google, his publisher, the independent house OR Books, announced. The book is to focus on the...
  • Anne Willan's classic 'La Varenne Pratique' is now an e-book

    Anne Willan's classic 'La Varenne Pratique' is now an e-book
    Good news: British American food writer and cooking teacher Anne Willan has just published her classic cookbook “La Varenne Pratique” as an e-book. I’m definitely in. For years I’ve been mourning the loss of my copy of the...
  • Northwestern files suit against author for copyright infringement

    Northwestern files suit against author for copyright infringement
    Northwestern University has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against a woman whom the university hired to write a book about Chicago's notorious 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder trial. According to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court,...
  • New book explores how the orange helped create California, with vintage images

    New book explores how the orange helped create California, with vintage images
    It’s hard to imagine a region more inextricably tied to a product than Southern California is to oranges. Detroit and cars maybe? We even have an Orange County (yes, so does New Jersey, but theirs is named after some danged royal). David Boulé&...
  • Review: 'The Old Neighborhood' by Bill Hillmann

    Review: 'The Old Neighborhood' by Bill Hillmann
    Bill Hillmann's "The Old Neighborhood" is about coming up the hard way on the streets of Chicago. It's about growing up in a place where all the choices seem bad. It's about a world where problems are solved with fists and bullets rather than words or...