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  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    March 3: David Axelrod will discuss his memoir, "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics" with Tribune Editorial Board member Clarence Page. 7 p.m., Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave., $20. April 16: Actress Kate Mulgrew (“Orange Is the New Black&...
  • Review: 'Lucky Alan' by Jonathan Lethem

    Review: 'Lucky Alan' by Jonathan Lethem
    Jonathan Lethem's imagination seemingly knows no bounds. Having published science-fiction novels and stories early in his career, he has gained more mainstream recognition with the critical and popular successes of novels such as "Motherless Brooklyn" and...
  • The Biblioracle: Sometimes the book reads you

    The Biblioracle: Sometimes the book reads you
    A Dutch design agency has developed a prototype for a book cover with facial recognition sensors that remain locked unless it registers that you are "free of judgment." It looks neat, but part of me wonders if we just passed that part in "The...
  • James McGrath Morris on Ethel Payne, 'Eye on the Struggle'

    James McGrath Morris on Ethel Payne, 'Eye on the Struggle'
    Although white Chicagoans knew little about Ethel Payne, a city reporter and later Washington correspondent for the Chicago Defender in the 1950s and '60s, African-Americans here and around the country came to venerate her as the most prominent female...
  • Review: 'The Fierce Urgency of Now' by Julian E. Zelizer

    Review: 'The Fierce Urgency of Now' by Julian E. Zelizer
    In the mid-1960s, Congress passed and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a series of laws that came to be known as the Great Society, which set in motion the most transformative period of social change of the last half-century and delivered on many...
  • The Biblioracle: This is spinal trap

    The Biblioracle: This is spinal trap
    Recently, I became aware of one of the scars of my childhood, hidden from my own view until suddenly, the depth of the wound became clear. Mrs. Biblioracle and I were in bed, reading. She was just getting started on Amy Poehler's "Yes Please" — in...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Joe Bryl

    Me, My Shelf and I: Joe Bryl
    Many people know Joe Bryl as one of Chicago's most prolific deejays. But the Back of the Yards resident — a former bookstore manager — is also an autodidact and bibliophile who, in addition to some 20,000 pieces of vinyl, owns an extensive...
  • Review: 'Friends Disappear' by Mary Barr

    Review: 'Friends Disappear' by Mary Barr
    At first glance, the photograph that once hung on Mary Barr's refrigerator door upholds Evanston's widely praised reputation for integrated education and open housing. The 1974 photo depicts 13 black and white friends posed on the stairs of a home, the...
  • Shopping Scout: Motor scooter, 'Gad Zukes' cookbook, Pfaltzgraff plates, more

    Shopping Scout: Motor scooter, 'Gad Zukes' cookbook, Pfaltzgraff plates, more
    LOOKING FOR Digital camera: Doris of Bethlehem is looking for a digital camera for the nonprofit transitional housing for homeless adults. The one they had to take pictures for their brochures and website has stopped working. Books: Phyllis of...
  • E-reader: Lost in the corn

    E-reader: Lost in the corn
    Drowned by Corn by Erika Hayasaki, 2-hour read, Kindle Single $2.99 In 2010, four young men entered a grain bin to "walk down" the corn, loosening the kernels with shovels, pick axes and stomping feet. The work was hot and dangerous, with corn...
  • Review: 'The Modern Savage' by James McWilliams

    Review: 'The Modern Savage' by James McWilliams
    James McWilliams is a hard guy to figure out. For more than five years, he's been cranking out contrarian essays that take aim at sustainable food's sacred cows: pastured livestock, organic produce, local food and, yes, even farmers markets. The usual...