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  • Walter Kirn befriends a con man in 'Blood Will Out'

    Walter Kirn befriends a con man in 'Blood Will Out'
    Walter Kirn's new profile of the serial liar and convicted murderer known as "Clark Rockefeller" is no ordinary work of true crime and literary journalism. "Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade" is the chronicle of...
  • All roads lead to 'Winesburg, Ohio'

    All roads lead to 'Winesburg, Ohio'
    There's not much to see on the northeast corner of Wabash and Superior in downtown Chicago these days. Just a fenced-in private parking lot threatening, UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED. But that sign should be replaced with a plaque, because 100 years...
  • The Biblioracle: Literature's new state of nirvana

    The Biblioracle: Literature's new state of nirvana
    Freshman year at the University of Illinois, I lived in the dorm complex known as the "Six-Pack." This was 1988-89, the boombox era, and everyone seemed to have one propped on their window ledge facing the interior courtyard, and the soundtrack echoing...
  • Elizabeth Blackwell on 'While Beauty Slept'

    Elizabeth Blackwell on 'While Beauty Slept'
    Like the heroine in her new novel, Elizabeth Blackwell is not the sort of person about whom stories are told. A veteran freelance writer, she is usually the one telling the stories. But this may be about to change with the publication of her third and...
  • Jack Griffin Named CEO Of Tribune Publishing

    Jack Griffin Named CEO Of Tribune Publishing
    Tribune Co. has named the leadership team for Tribune Publishing, which is preparing to spin off as a separate newspaper company later this year. Eddy Hartenstein, publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times, will serve as non-executive chairman of the...
  • A new picture emerging for Newcity

    A new picture emerging for Newcity
    "What's your favorite movie, Brian Hieggelke?" "'Citizen Kane,'" he said. "Oh, God," said his wife, Jan, standing nearby in the couple's book- and art- and sunlight-filled apartment in the Printers Row neighborhood in the South Loop. Brian had...
  • Fake Goldman Sachs tweeter John LeFevre loses his book deal

    Touchstone has canceled its book deal with John LeFevre, the man behind the @GSElevator Twitter account. The book "Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance and Excess in the World of Investment Banking," had been planned for an October 2014 release....
  • Moving beyond the Charles Bukowski American lowlife cliche

    When Charles Bukowski died in San Pedro 20 years ago, the obituaries in the next day's papers typically began with some iteration of Time magazine's stock description of the writer as the "laureate of American lowlife." In the decades since, the drinking,...
  • Did two planets around nearby star collide? Toxic gas holds hints

    Did two planets around nearby star collide? Toxic gas holds hints
    In a young, nearby solar system, scientists have discovered giant clouds of poison gas -- the smoking gun from a violent encounter, astronomers say. Based on massive amounts of carbon monoxide gas around the star Beta Pictoris, either two Mars-sized...
  • How social media fights repressive regimes

    How social media fights repressive regimes
    When Emily Parker started writing columns about China and the Internet for the Wall Street Journal in 2004, she was skeptical that fledgling social media sites could make much of an impact. "I wasn't convinced that the Internet was going to be...
  • Anne Rice brings back her vampire antihero with 'Prince Lestat'

    Anne Rice brings back her vampire antihero with 'Prince Lestat'
    A generation before "Twilight" stole teen girls' hearts, Anne Rice's "Interview With the Vampire" and its sequels explored the romance and eroticism of the vampire myth. No matter who was telling the stories of their loves and misdeeds, the vampire Lestat...