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  • "First Family: Abigail and John Adams" by Joseph J. Ellis

    "First Family: Abigail and John Adams" by Joseph J. Ellis
    "First Family: Abigail and John Adams" By Joseph J. Ellis Knopf, 299 pages, $27.95 Before Barack and Michelle, Eleanor and Franklin and certainly before the brand otherwise known as Brangelina, came America's first power couple: John and Abigail Adams....
  • Winning idea was written on the back of a hall pass

    Winning idea was written on the back of a hall pass
    At Rattlesnake Middle School in Missoula, Mont., Baird Harper was the cool sixth-grade special education teaching assistant, but he was also thinking, and listening, like a writer. One idea, scribbled on the back of a hall pass six years ago, morphed...
  • Chad Harbach, author of Printers Row book of the month "The Art of Fielding," in discussion with Elizabeth Taylor and Rick Kogan, May 7

    Chad Harbach, author of Printers Row book of the month "The Art of Fielding," in discussion with Elizabeth Taylor and Rick Kogan, May 7
  • Anna Quindlen, author of "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake," in conversation with Elizabeth Taylor

  • It's not about the baseball

    It's not about the baseball
    To understand the relationship between Herman Melville's 19th century novel and this 21st century blockbuster, perhaps a cliché would be useful: "The Art of Fielding" is as much about baseball as "Moby-Dick" is about whaling. "Since the book came out, I'...
  • Martin Poll dies at 89; veteran producer best known for 'Lion in Winter'

    Martin Poll dies at 89; veteran producer best known for 'Lion in Winter'
    Martin Poll, 89, a veteran producer best known for "The Lion in Winter," the Oscar-winning 1968 film that starred Katharine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole, died Saturday in New York. He had pneumonia and kidney failure, according to his son, Jon. Hepburn...
  • The other Elizabeth Taylor

    The other Elizabeth Taylor
    After enduring my share of Richard Burton and Michael Jackson jokes and about the “real Elizabeth Taylor,” it wasn’t until 15 years ago that I finally found my retort: The real Elizabeth Taylor was not the actress but rather the...
  • Winter books preview: Radiant heat of words fights chill

    Winter books preview: Radiant heat of words fights chill
    Chicago will loosen winter's gloomy grip by exerting some powerful literary muscle. In the next three months, award-winning Chicago-based writers such as Don De Grazia, Nami Mun and Stuart Dybek will give readings. And don't miss a local mystery author...
  • Pop Culture 101: Final Exam 2011

    Pop Culture 101: Final Exam 2011
    Were you paying attention to the pop culture in 2011? It was certainly an eventful year, with pop stars and talk show hosts grabbing headlines and a colorful cast of Republican presidential hopefuls jockeying for position. Here's a little test to make...
  • Visiting out West? Here's a SoCal traveler's cheat sheet

    Visiting out West? Here's a SoCal traveler's cheat sheet
    For most of the last 20 years, it’s been my job to leave Los Angeles and bring home tips on travel elsewhere. But let’s face it: Elsewhere can get expensive. And there’s a lot of elsewhere here already. So a year ago, I turned my...
  • "Queen of America" by Luis Alberto Urrea

    "Queen of America" by Luis Alberto Urrea
    Just as Teresita Urrea, the "Saint of Cabora" and adored healer, emerges from the pages of "Queen of America" with warmth, passion and wisdom, Luis Urrea exudes his own charm. Luis Urrea, born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, based his...