| Feb 18, 2015
| 4:40 AM
Not long after Lance Armstrong's unprecedented seven Tour de France titles were stripped in 2012, the cyclist tweeted a defiant photo.
Armstrong reclined on a couch in a dimly lighted room, appearing unworried about the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 10:39 AM
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has pleaded guilty to reckless driving for hitting two parked cars in Aspen, Colo., in December.
Armstrong, who reached a plea agreement with prosecutors, submitted his plea via mail on Friday, according to the...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 12:52 PM
"To Kill a Mockingbird" will not be Harper Lee's only published book after all.
Publisher Harper announced Tuesday that "Go Set a Watchman," a novel the Pulitzer Prize-winning author completed in the 1950s and put aside, will be released July 14....
| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:30 AM
Today is Toni Morrison's 84th birthday. The Nobel laureate is the author of the novels "Beloved," "Song of Solomon," "Sula" and more than a dozen others.
Morrison is a literary and cultural force. When other writers are slowing down, Morrison...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 12:27 PM
West suburban nonprofit service groups hadn't heard Monday of state funding cuts under the new administration of Gov. Bruce Rauner. But they're keeping a close eye on his budget analysis and potential changes.
"We still don't know if we'll hear about...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:38 AM
The book publicist's job — to turn an unknown book and/or author into a best-selling phenom — is not easy nowadays. Nearly a million books are published annually in the United States. With promotional opportunities shrinking — Oprah's...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:30 AM
It isn't often that worlds collide with such tweet-sweet poetry as happened Tuesday with the consecutive announcements of Jon Stewart's retirement from "The Daily Show" and Brian Williams' six-month suspension from "NBC Nightly News."
One can only...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 8:10 AM
It's been more than a year since Oprah asked her fans to join her in reading a book. On Tuesday she got back into the swing of Book Club 2.0 with a new selection: "Ruby" by Cynthia Bond.
"I have never read a book like this before," Oprah says in her...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 9:04 AM
When Lucy Biggers of Fairfield graduated from Tulane University two years ago, she looked for the kind of job that would give her a lot of experience.
WAGB, the ABC affiliate in Greenville, Miss., certainly gave her that.
Though it was the 190th...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 9:36 AM
I had the pleasure of interviewing Cheryl Strayed over the weekend at the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show, where hundreds of people packed the Rosemont Convention Center's makeshift auditorium to hear the "Wild" author share her thoughts on writing,...
| Jan 21, 2015
M. Gary Neuman did "Oprah" when she had her talk show and he's a regular on "Today" with Kathie Lee & Hoda.
In fact, if you Google the Miami Beach psychotherapist, [and an ordained but not practicing rabbi] you'll see he has six books to his credit...