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Elizabeth Taylor

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  • The Story Behind Writing The Story

    The Story Behind Writing The Story
    How often does one encounter a book set on the 2100 block of Sheffield Avenue? And the crime at the heart of the book takes place on my birthday, and is covered in the Chicago Tribune. The novel hits every hot button -- a retired orthopedic surgeon is...
  • Wish to read our Algren Award winner's award-winning story?

    Wish to read our Algren Award winner's award-winning story?
    The Nelson Algren Short Story Prize 2011 goes to Billy Lombardo, for his beautifully written story, “Clover." Here's an interview with him after the award. Lombardo, a teacher at the Latin School of Chicago, is a resident of Forest Park, and...
  • Stocking stuffers for all types

    Bachelor uncle who complains that the last good book he read was "Seabiscuit": "The Eighty Dollar Champion" by Elizabeth Letts, about a Dutch immigrant, the plow horse he rescues and their partnership as a show-jumper team. (Re-gift bonus: neighbor's...
  • Book review: 'Loose Diamonds … and Other Things I've Lost (and Found) Along the Way' by Amy Ephron

    Book review: 'Loose Diamonds … and Other Things I've Lost (and Found) Along the Way' by Amy Ephron
    Shelve this one under a category that should be named ''bouquet memoirs.'' Books like Amy Ephron's "Loose Diamonds … and Other Things I've Lost (and Found) Along the Way" are a nosegay of life essays whose pronouns are mostly "I" and "we," but are...
  • "I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet"

    "I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet"
    Famed naturalist and writer John Muir (a founder of the Sierra Club) once observed that if it ever came down to a war between the races, he would side with the bears. That remark inspired the title of this compelling collection of short fiction...
  • Andy Warhol is back in the 'Headlines' at NGA

    Andy Warhol died in 1987, but he continues to make headlines. This is almost literally the case with a National Gallery of Art exhibit, "Warhol: Headlines," that showcases screenprints and paintings whose design imitates that of a newspaper front page....
  • When the poor have no winter coats, the rich say 'let them wear diamonds'

    A recent report on the CBS Nightly News noting that an auction of Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry brought in a record $116 million contrasted sharply with another report about middle-class citizens becoming homeless and poverty stricken. The second report...
  • "MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend" by Rachel Bertsche

    "MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend" by Rachel Bertsche
    My one quibble with this book: Why didn't Rachel Bertsche call me? I would certainly have been her friend. New to Chicago, missing her lifetime besties on the East Coast, this young journalist established a challenge for herself: In the course of a year,...
  • A tale of two enigmatic artists

    A tale of two enigmatic artists
    The Wallace Berman renaissance has been inching along in fits and starts, ever since art historian Merril Greene published the first serious consideration of his work in Artforum in 1978. That essay came two years after his untimely death in 1976, on...
  • Celebrity deaths of 2011

    1. Steve Jobs On Oct. 5, the 56-year-old Apple co-founder and CEO died of a rare form of cancer on his pancreas. Following his passing, President Obama said "There may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world...
  • 'Shockaholic' review: Carrie Fisher's tales electrify

    'Shockaholic' review: Carrie Fisher's tales electrify
    Carrie Fisher has done an excellent job of reinventing herself as ... Carrie Fisher, evolving from ingenue actress and geek pinup to salty, tell-it-like-it-is writer and humorist. And as Just Carrie Fisher she has a lot to say, mostly about her odd but...