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  • Slime-free approach to cooking okra

    Slime-free approach to cooking okra
    Okra has an ardent proselytizer in Virginia Willis, the Atlanta-based chef, author and Southern food authority. "I will cajole, entice, and seduce doubters into becoming believers," writes Willis in "Okra" ($18), one of the latest books in the Savor the...
  • Business lessons via road trip

      Three business school professors go into a shoe store in Maine on a whim. They come out with an idea. Inside, the trio of economists were so bugged by a salesman's persistence that they were driven to ask what the heck was happening. Soon all...
  • 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....
  • Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book characters

    Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book characters
    As a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication, we asked several Chicago-area authors to tell us about favorite characters from childhood books. Here's what they said....
  • Comic-Con: Waid, Quesada, Slott on Marvel’s 75th, Daredevil’s 50th

     
    Who is the most important person in Marvel Comics history? Several audience members responded to Mark Waid’s question by shouting […]...
  • Comic-Con: Chuck Palahniuk on ‘Fight Club 2′; Lemire, Kindt at Dark Horse

     
    Chuck Palahniuk paused while describing the story of the upcoming “Fight Club 2” to read the Comic-Con reminder that some […]...
  • Judge approves $450-million Apple e-book settlement

    The judge in the Apple e-book case has given preliminary approval to a proposed $450-million settlement, Reuters reports. Apple was found guilty in 2013 of colluding with five major publishers to fix e-book prices. The settlement will provide $400...
  • Clifford The Big Red Dog Fetches 2016 Release Date

    Universal has dated its "Clifford The Big Red Dog" movie for April 8, 2016. The story of the 25-foot-tall dog will be a live-action/animated 3D comedy-adventure. Scholastic Media's Deborah Forte will produce the film, based on Scholastic's book series by...
  • News Corp. closes $416-million deal for romance publisher Harlequin

    News Corp. closes $416-million deal for romance publisher Harlequin
    Rupert Murdoch's publishing company, News Corp., has completed its $416-million purchase of Harlequin Enterprises from Torstar Corp. of Canada. Harlequin, the world-famous publisher of romance novels, will operate as a separate unit within HarperCollins...
  • Jim Brosnan, big league pitcher and author, dies

    Jim Brosnan, big league pitcher and author, dies
    Bespectacled and frequently hunched over a portable typewriter with pipe in his mouth during downtime on the road, Jim Brosnan, who pitched for the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox during a nine-year Major League Baseball career, was known by his...
  • Yorktown native to lead mystery conference

    Yorktown native to lead mystery conference
    Award-winning mystery and science fiction author Donna Andrews, whose titles "Murder with Peacocks" and "Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingos" are set in her native Yorktown, has been named toastmaster of the 2014 Deadly Ink Mystery Conference. The...