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  • 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...
  • Review: 'Brothas Be, Yo Like George...' by George Clinton with Ben Greenman

    Review: 'Brothas Be, Yo Like George...' by George Clinton with Ben Greenman
    Even though George Clinton, leader of the funk collective Parliament-Funkadelic, is the architect of some of the world's most vibrant music and a man with some stories to tell, I was wary when I heard about his memoir, "Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't...
  • 'Topless Cellist' depicts life of performance artist Charlotte Moorman

    'Topless Cellist' depicts life of performance artist Charlotte Moorman
    Charlotte Moorman was an ambitious, classically trained cellist when she arrived in New York in 1957. She aimed to become a soloist, but the career she ultimately attained as an avant-garde performance artist was truly singular. Joan Rothfuss, a...
  • 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: 'Let Me Be Frank With You' by Richard Ford

    Review: 'Let Me Be Frank With You' by Richard Ford
    In Richard Ford's 1986 novel, "The Sportswriter," the main character, Frank Bascombe, is 38, wealthy and recently divorced. His young son has died. He is exiting a period of what he calls "dreaminess" and reflecting on life. In the first pages of the...
  • Review: 'As You Wish' by Cary Elwes

    Review: 'As You Wish' by Cary Elwes
    Inconceivable! One of the most beloved films of modern times was a resounding flop at the box office. "The Princess Bride," a 1987 fairy tale romance, would seem to have had everything going for it. Director Rob Reiner was on a hot streak with "This...
  • The Biblioracle: Is 'Kandy' still dandy?

    The Biblioracle: Is 'Kandy' still dandy?
    It's time for another installment of my ongoing series, "But Does It Hold Up?" in which I take a fresh look at a book I treasured at some earlier point in my life and see if it manages to bring the same pleasure. Sometime in my early teens, I was...