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  • 'Love and Shame and Love' by Peter Orner

    'Love and Shame and Love' by Peter Orner
    Lately, I've been trying to cure myself of my packrat tendencies and have been sorting through boxes of papers and mementos I've amassed over the years. In the box I most recently opened, I found an old Comiskey Park ticket stub from a Sox game I attended with a long-lost college pal and an overexposed Polaroid photograph of the West Rogers Park house where I grew up. I found playbills, letters, postcards, newspaper clippings about the 1983 mayoral election, a cocktail napkin from Myron & Phil's steakhouse, scraps of abandoned short stories, and a Michael Dukakis campaign button. Clearly, I never bothered to arrange the items in the boxes in any particular way. And yet, taken together, each of the small items manages to fuse with the others in my mind to become part of a cohesive, autobiographical narrative, an entire history told in fragments.
  • Getting a good night's creep

    Getting a good night's creep
    Call him the anti-Ambien. If it's sleep you crave, steer clear of Marcus Sakey. Start one of his books at bedtime, and you can forget about slumber. "I love the idea that a book can hook someone that way, that it can send you into work exhausted the...

    "Tent Life: Haiti" by Wyatt Gallery

    "Tent Life: Haiti" by Wyatt Gallery
    "Tent Life: Haiti"Photographs by Wyatt Gallery, essay by Edwidge DanticatUmbrage Editions, 128 pages, $39.95 "Pito nou led, nou la," goes the Haitian proverb, which means "Better that we are ugly, but we are here." Edwidge Danticat recalls this notion in...

    Interviewer's opinion: Julia Keller on Joyce Carol Oates

    Interviewer's opinion: Julia Keller on Joyce Carol Oates
    When you regard an author as the best of her generation, and among the best of any generation, and you read just about everything she's ever written - which includes, in the case of Joyce Carol Oates, dozens and dozens of novels and short-story...

    LINK Up Illinois to offer $10 in matching food stamp value at 10 city farmers markets

    LINK Up Illinois to offer $10 in matching food stamp value at 10 city farmers markets
    One of the biggest criticisms of the local food movement is that its produce costs too much, putting it out of reach to those who may need it most. With more Americans relying on food stamps (called LINK in Illinois) today than at any other time in our...