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  • E-reader: For Sherlock, game is afoot once again

    E-reader: For Sherlock, game is afoot once again
    The Three Monarchs by Anthony Horowitz, 30-minute read, $1.99, Kindle Single If you've already plowed through Anthony Horowitz's latest Sherlock Holmes novel, "Moriarty," consider this Kindle Single, "The Three Monarchs." Scotland Yard inspector...
  • Reviews: 'Mind Change,' 'The Internet Is Not the Answer'

    Reviews: 'Mind Change,' 'The Internet Is Not the Answer'
    Do we control the Internet or does the Internet control us? To what extent are social media sites — as British author, broadcaster and neuroscientist Susan Greenfield suggests in her new book, "Mind Change" — like junk food? Are digital...
  • Review: 'The Knife' by Ross Ritchell

    Review: 'The Knife' by Ross Ritchell
    In a mountain pass in what Ross Ritchell's characters call "Afghanipakiraqistan," members of a U.S. special ops team debate the threat posed by a young boy standing on a rock just 50 meters away. He could be a harmless goat herder or could be, as one...
  • Review: 'Blood-Drenched Beard' by Daniel Galera

    Review: 'Blood-Drenched Beard' by Daniel Galera
    In Daniel Galera's "Blood-Drenched Beard," a young man travels to the small fishing village of Garopaba to investigate a mysterious death. This translation is a U.S. debut for Galera, a Brazilian author with three other novels under his belt. In his...
  • Reader of the Week: County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

    Reader of the Week: County Board President Toni Preckwinkle
    Who I am (Cook County Board President) Toni Preckwinkle. I grew up in St. Paul, Minn., and moved to Chicago in 1965 to attend the University of Chicago. I've lived here ever since. One unique thing about me I am compulsive about finishing books...
  • Nick Freeman offers look at Chicago signage in 'Good Old Neon'

    Nick Freeman offers look at Chicago signage in 'Good Old Neon'
    With the exception of an abandoned drive-in movie theater, there may be nothing more wistful, architecturally speaking, than a neon sign gone dark. Neon is the most alluring siren song of signage, and St. Charles-based artist and photographer Nick...
  • Welcome to the Neighborhood aims to diversify Chicago live lit

    Welcome to the Neighborhood aims to diversify Chicago live lit
    When Paul Dailing and Rachel Hyman met on Twitter in 2013, they bonded over their own local literary projects. Dailing contributes three times a week to his ambitious journalism project, 1,001 Chicago Afternoons, and Hyman curates stories for her citywide...
  • Young adult roundup: 'Jackaby,' others

    Young adult roundup: 'Jackaby,' others
    Jackaby by William Ritter, Algonquin Young Readers, 299 pages, $16.95, ages 12 and up The title character of "Jackaby," William Ritter's agreeable debut young adult novel, is at once strange and utterly familiar, and if readers can't quite discern where...
  • Review: 'The Train to Crystal City' by Jan Jarboe Russell

    Review: 'The Train to Crystal City' by Jan Jarboe Russell
    During World War II, the U.S. government operated a network of alien detention facilities — a numbing euphemism for prisons — and filled them with about 120,000 Japanese-Americans, two-thirds of whom were American citizens and nearly all of...
  • From the archives: Frederick Douglass on the Republican Party

    From the archives: Frederick Douglass on the Republican Party
    Editor's note: We mark the beginning of Black History Month with a 1883 letter from Frederick Douglass on his loyalty to the Republican Party. The letter followed on the heels of Douglass' appearance at the National Convention of Colored Men in...
  • Review: 'West of Sunset' by Stewart O'Nan

    Review: 'West of Sunset' by Stewart O'Nan
    In the early 2000s, I wrote for People, often covering celebrities. One of our major themes, found in profiles and photos, was to show how stars are just like us. Pictures regularly featured famous people taking out the garbage, playing with their...