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  • Printers Row's favorite books of 2013

    Printers Row's favorite books of 2013
    As 2013 winds to a close, we thought we'd take one more look back at the year's literary highlights. We asked Printers Row Journal contributors to write about a book they read this year that will linger in their minds well into 2014. Here's what they...
  • Bich Minh Nguyen on 'Pioneer Girl' and her fascination with Laura Ingalls Wilder

    Bich Minh Nguyen on 'Pioneer Girl' and her fascination with Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Every unhappy family, Tolstoy tells us in the first line of "Anna Karenina," is unhappy in its own way. Maybe so. But as Bich Minh Nguyen suggests in her new novel "Pioneer Girl," set in the western suburbs of Chicago, certain kinds of unhappiness...
  • Literary Saloon: Unique pickings from Chicago's literary scene

    Literary Saloon: Unique pickings from Chicago's literary scene
    The depth and diversity of Chicago's literary community sits on my desk, in the form of many piles of books that have arrived with encouraging frequency. Here is what's in one of those piles: -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers...
  • Kindness One: Motorcycle causes a heap of travel trouble in Vietnam

    Kindness One: Motorcycle causes a heap of travel trouble in Vietnam
    Everyone loves my big yellow motorcycle with a sidecar, the one I’m using in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe. Kids love it. Adults love it. Cambodian monkeys also love it. But there is one place where the love falls short. Since I left...
  • No longer the Greatest Generation's VA

    Just in time for Veterans Day, the embattled secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki, announced last week that his department had reduced its backlog of overdue disability claims from more than 600,000 in March to about 400,000. "The trend...
  • JFK, a presidency on a pedestal

    Fifty years after the death of John F. Kennedy, there's no mystery about why his brief presidency remains an object of fascination: It was glamorous, photogenic, and cut short by an assassination that still seems an insoluble puzzle. Compared to the full-...
  • Northern Vietnam, with the help of Win An Tours

    We just returned from a two-week tour of northern Vietnam, with the itinerary planned by Win An Tours. It featured a mixture of biking, hiking and kayaking; traveling was by boat, train and bus. Every detail was planned yet flexible. We visited a national...
  • What John F. Kennedy was -- and wasn't

    Twenty-five years ago, I asked Charles Bartlett, a syndicated columnist, to tell me about his old and close friend, John F. Kennedy. Bartlett's answer: "No one ever knew John Kennedy, not all of him." Now, 50 years after Kennedy's assassination, that...
  • At the Paramount, a riveting new take on a falling Saigon

    At the Paramount, a riveting new take on a falling Saigon
    The massively popular mega-musicals of the 1980s — a list dominated by "Les Miserables," "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Miss Saigon" — are returning to Broadway and the touring circuit in new and rethought stagings. "Les Miserables" just...
  • Think Russia's land grab is unique? Think again.

    It has become a truism in discussions of Russia's takeover of Crimea that in the post-World War II international order, countries no longer rewrite borders through force — or if they do, rarely find themselves faced with determined opposition from...
  • Twice the love

    Twice the love
    Growing up in Lombard in the 1960s, best friends Kathy Hughes and Annette Saviano always had something to talk about: teachers, boys, hopscotch, Barbies. They'd talk as they walked to school, talk as they walked home, and then call each other at night...