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  • A case for reading political fiction

    A case for reading political fiction
    In an understandably cynical mood about the fractured state of American government, one might be inclined to wonder: When so much of politics and what politicians say is fiction to begin with, what does a reader need with political fiction? Fiction as...
  • Sine Nomine Book Club

    Sine Nomine Book Club
    Our club: We are the Sine Nomine Book Club, founded in January 2013. We're made up of extended family and friends of all ages and are based in Wheaton. Our meetings: We meet every eight to 10 weeks. We take turns hosting the meetings. Unique things...
  • 'Royal Childhood' chronicles British royals' upbringing

    'Royal Childhood' chronicles British royals' upbringing
    Royal children, despite their wealth, fame and often power, do not necessarily have it so good. Just remember the young princes locked in the tower, never to be seen again, by their uncle Richard III. But you'll find little angst in "Royal Childhood,"...
  • 30 spooktacular Halloween freebies and dining deals

    30 spooktacular Halloween freebies and dining deals
    Stores and restaurants are offering spooktacular freebies and dining deals on Halloween on Friday. Some offers, good at participating locations, are valid through Sunday. As the skeleton would say, bone appetit! Bass Pro: Free 4X6 photos and...
  • Review: 'Possibilities' by Herbie Hancock

    Review: 'Possibilities' by Herbie Hancock
    You don't have to be a jazz aficionado to be acquainted with Herbie Hancock, a protean musician who has ventured far afield from his jazz and classical roots to become something of an icon of American culture. Ranging freely from jazz to funk,...
  • Review: 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones' by Charles M. Blow

    Review: 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones' by Charles M. Blow
    Memoirs are endeavors wherein the author says to the reader: "Here's what happened to me." The authorial motive, more often than not, is a combination of the memoirist's need to get something off his or her chest (or out of his or her gut), along with the...
  • Review: 'Cosby' by Mark Whitaker

    Review: 'Cosby' by Mark Whitaker
    Comedian Hannibal Buress recently went on a rant aimed at Bill Cosby, a rant — "You raped women, Bill Cosby" — fueled by the many allegations over the last decade of rape or sexual assault by more than a dozen women that have shadowed Cosby'...
  • Review: 'Watch Me' by Anjelica Huston

    Review: 'Watch Me' by Anjelica Huston
    In an age when it seems every actor on a TV show that more than 10 people watch can get a book deal, it is refreshing to read the prose of an actress who can actually write; especially when, as in this instance, the actress in question has a prose style...
  • Review: 'Beijing Bastard' by Val Wang

    Review: 'Beijing Bastard' by Val Wang
    In the 1990s, when thousands of young Chinese nationals, including this reviewer, fled China's dusty streets and stifling political environment for the U.S. Val Wang, a Chinese-American, went the other direction. Wang was raised in an affluent suburb of...
  • Reader of the Week: Arsalan Iftikhar

    Reader of the Week: Arsalan Iftikhar
    Who I Am Arsalan Iftikhar from Downers Grove. One unique thing about me I prefer audiobooks. Please don't tell anyone. I liked "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas, "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte, "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D....
  • Review: 'Ada's Algorithm' by James Essinger

    Review: 'Ada's Algorithm' by James Essinger
    The story of Ada Lovelace would be irresistible even if she did not hold a singular place in the history of the computer. Her father was the celebrated poet Lord Byron. His brief marriage to Annabella Milbanke is the stuff of bodice rippers, with the...