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  • At home, really, with Superman

    At home, really, with Superman
    Superman, the story goes, was born on the planet Krypton and sent to Earth in a small rocket by his father when that planet was about to explode. He was actually born in 1933 in a two-story bungalow in a scruffy neighborhood on the east side of...
  • PASSINGS: Avraham Shalom; Charles Barsotti; Eric Hill

     Avraham Shalom dies at 86; led the Israeli security service Avraham Shalom, 86, a former director of Israel's Shin Bet security service who led the agency through some of its greatest achievements before resigning in disgrace, died Thursday in Tel...
  • Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'

    Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
  • Bookstore opens new chapter in Evanston

    Bookstore opens new chapter in Evanston
    The closing of antiquarian book store Bookman's Alley last year was a sad chapter in the literary life of the North Shore. But it wasn't the final chapter. Last month, Bookends & Beginnings, a new independent bookstore, opened in the Bookman's Alley...
  • What Amazon's e-book numbers are and aren't telling you

    How much should an e-book cost? Publishers set the retail price for a current e-book, like James Patterson's "Invisible," at $14.99. That's a lot less than a hardcover copy of the book ($25.50), but it's still more than Amazon thinks a reader should be...
  • Review: 'Friendship' by Emily Gould

    Review: 'Friendship' by Emily Gould
    Chick lit, as a genre, was declared dead in a flurry of magazine headlines back in 2012 and 2013. Critics at The Atlantic, Salon, The Economist and other publications pointed out that while the precise definition of chick lit remained unclear, what was...
  • Review: 'The Silkworm' by Robert Galbraith

    Review: 'The Silkworm' by Robert Galbraith
    In "The Silkworm," J.K. Rowling's entertaining second novel under the pen name Robert Galbraith, private detective Cormoran Strike searches for the missing husband of Leonora Quine only to uncover his bizarre murder. "Seven plates and seven sets of...
  • Top romance writers slated to attend Lake's Reading Romance Expo

    MOUNT DORA — If you haven't read a romance lately, you have no idea how much the love stories have changed. That is the one message writers of contemporary, erotic, historical, inspirational, paranormal, suspense or young-adult romance novels want...
  • Rifqa Bary, symbol of religious persecution, becomes college student

    Rifqa Bary, symbol of religious persecution, becomes college student
    Five years ago Sunday a 16-year-old Ohio girl climbed aboard a Greyhound bus and ran away to the home of an Orlando pastor and his wife, saying her Muslim father had threatened to kill her because she had become an evangelical Christian. In the months...
  • Spun-off Tribune Publishing faces future on its own

    Spun-off Tribune Publishing faces future on its own
    Newly christened Tribune Media Co. completed the spinoff of Tribune Publishing Co. on Monday afternoon, a process finalized by bank wires and stock distributions, setting the broadcasting and publishing businesses on separate paths. As stand-alone...
  • Christine Sneed: Short stories deserve love, too

    Christine Sneed: Short stories deserve love, too
    A paradox resides within the heart of the large and thriving community that produces, publishes and consumes works of fiction: short story collections are often regarded by the book-world rainmakers as the literary equivalent of the poor relation who...