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  • 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...
  • Women's Club seeks local recipes

    The Plantation Women's Club wants to know city residents' favorite foods and how to make them. The organization is creating a recipe book, the first to be published by the club in 30 years, according to one of the recipe book's organizers, Betty Cobb,...
  • Geoff Dyer is out of his depth in 'Another Great Day at Sea'

    Geoff Dyer is out of his depth in 'Another Great Day at Sea'
    With "Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush," Geoff Dyer enters the world of maritime adventure with a splash. Dyer spent two weeks in October 2011 as a writer in residence aboard the aircraft carrier while it cruised the...
  • 'The Farm' cultivates little suspense for a thriller

    'The Farm' cultivates little suspense for a thriller
    Tom Rob Smith's fourth novel, "The Farm," opens with a vivid conflict: A Londoner named Daniel receives a phone call from his father with troubling news. "Your mum's in hospital," the older man says. "She's been committed." Then the phone rings again...
  • Printers Row Lit Fest celebrates 30th birthday

    Printers Row Lit Fest celebrates 30th birthday
    What a difference three decades make. The first Printers Row book fair, in 1985, featured about 40 booksellers and attracted a reported 6,500 attendees to what once had been a somewhat dicey neighborhood. Considering the crowds in recent years, the 2014...
  • Lit Fest authors reflect on books tied to 1985

    Lit Fest authors reflect on books tied to 1985
    In 1985, in a South Loop neighborhood once the hub of Chicago publishing, a group of book lovers started a book fair. Thirty years later, that book fair has grown into Printers Row Lit Fest, the highlight of Chicago's literary calendar. In the spirit of...
  • Rounding up this year's summer reads

    Rounding up this year's summer reads
    This past winter, when temperatures routinely dipped below freezing, the promise of eventual summer was the only thing that kept our spirits afloat. Trudging through a dispiriting "wide landscape of snows" — to borrow a phrase from Herman Melville...
  • 'Glass Closet': The double life of a gay chief executive

    'Glass Closet': The double life of a gay chief executive
    "I was not a victim," declares John Browne, the former chief executive of BP, in his new book, "The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good Business," published by Harper Business. "We must own up to our choices and I had made some bad ones." The former...
  • In session with the Unarius Academy of Science at Cinefamily

    In session with the Unarius Academy of Science at Cinefamily
    This weekend the Cinefamily will feature a series of events under the banner “Welcome Space Brothers: The Films of the Unarius Academy of Science,” dedicated to introducing audiences to the spiritual and scientific group, based in El Cajon,...
  • Film Review: 'Chinese Puzzle' is solid entry in series

    Film Review: 'Chinese Puzzle' is solid entry in series
    The big comedy release this week is Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West," which is just fine if you're a fan of grossout jokes. If your taste runs in a little more...adult?...direction, you could do worse than to check out "Chinese...
  • Collective amnesia prevails in China 25 years after Tiananmen Square

    Collective amnesia prevails in China 25 years after Tiananmen Square
    Hu Jia is under house arrest again in Bobo Freedom City, his Beijing apartment complex, as he often is come late spring. Two plainclothes officers are just downstairs, Hu says, and four or five are at the front gate; the veteran activist is allowed to...