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  • Amazon unveils Prime Music, removes the 'barrier' of choice

    Amazon unveils Prime Music, removes the 'barrier' of choice
    Online retail giant Amazon has unveiled its new streaming service, called Prime Music, one more addition to the company’s growing list of perks provided to premium members. As Amazon’s video service does with movies and TV shows, Prime Music...
  • Alan Weisman on 'Countdown'

    Alan Weisman on 'Countdown'
    In his best-selling "The World Without Us" (2007), the veteran journalist Alan Weisman painted a startling portrait of what might happen on Earth if human beings suddenly vanished from the planet. In Weisman's exhaustively researched vision of a...
  • Calling all young book critics!

    Calling all young book critics!
    It's time to start your summer reading! To encourage children's literacy and jump-start creativity, we're once again giving kids the opportunity to be published through the Chicago Tribune Read & Write program. Children ages 5-16 are invited to submit...
  • The Biblioracle: Amazon not the everything store anymore

    The Biblioracle: Amazon not the everything store anymore
    If you have an alternative, don't buy your books from Amazon. Phew, that was tough to say, but I did it. By and large I'm not a fan of telling other people what to do with their time and money, and when it comes to books and publishing as an industry,...
  • Old TV Series Seeing Revivals in Comicbook Form

    Has your favorite TV show been canceled, gotten stuck in repeats or gone off the air for a long hiatus? You might find solace at your local comicbook store. The racks these days are still filled with comics about Batman and Captain America, but they also...
  • Mimi Lipson on her debut collection, 'The Cloud of Unknowing'

    Mimi Lipson on her debut collection, 'The Cloud of Unknowing'
    On Friday night at Stories in Echo Park, Mimi Lipson will take the mike to read from her debut short story collection, "The Cloud of Unknowing," published by the small independent Yeti Publishing. Lipson, who lives in Kingston, N.Y., put together the book...
  • About Printers Row Lit Fest 2014

    About Printers Row Lit Fest 2014
    Until very recently, we were (half-seriously) wondering whether we'd need a snow plan for this year's Printers Row Lit Fest, June 7 and 8. For the 30th anniversary of the Lit Fest, that would be a first — although it would be a fitting nod to...
  • Can you guess how much recruiters earn?

    DEAR JOYCE: After working in product sales for nearly four years, a recruiter's offer of a job interview to my girlfriend has caused me to reevaluate my own sales career: I am more interested in people than things. Can you find out how much recruiters...
  • In the Pipeline: Guitarist finds recovery in rock

    In the Pipeline: Guitarist finds recovery in rock
    "Most addicts and alcoholics need that stuff to believe in themselves. That's why they call it 'liquid courage,' right? But what we are giving them is musical courage." Longtime Huntington Beach resident Wesley Geer knows what he's talking about on both...
  • When Maya Angelou was reviewed by Wanda Coleman

    When Maya Angelou was reviewed by Wanda Coleman
    When I think of Maya Angelou, who died Tuesday at age 86 at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., I recall Wanda Coleman’s review of her memoir “A Song Flung Up to Heaven,” which appeared in the Los Angeles Times Book Review in April 2002....
  • Kirkus Media announces new $50,000 literary prizes

    Kirkus Media announces new $50,000 literary prizes
    England has the Man Booker ($83,000) and the Folio Fiction Prize ($66,000). American poets have the Kingsley Tufts Award ($100,000) and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize ($100,000). English-language writers worldwide, working in any genre, are eligible for...