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  • Me, My Shelf and I: Evangeline McMullen and Michael Nuhn

    Me, My Shelf and I: Evangeline McMullen and Michael Nuhn
    The focal point of Evangeline McMullen and Michael Nuhn's Lincoln Square apartment is, unquestionably, the floor-to-ceiling custom bookshelves lining one wall of their dining room. Constructed by Nuhn, deputy managing editor at Groupon, the stained...
  • Why Charles Dickens would approve of Illinois' juvenile solitary ban

    Why Charles Dickens would approve of Illinois' juvenile solitary ban
    Charles Dickens had a strained relationship with Illinois. On his sole visit in 1842, he found its towns muddy, the company tedious and the Looking Glass Prairie boring. On his second trip to the United States in 1868, he canceled his Chicago plans,...
  • Review: 'The Book of Aron' by Jim Shepard

    Review: 'The Book of Aron' by Jim Shepard
    The narrator of Jim Shepard's harrowing new novel, "The Book of Aron," is the sort of anarchic and undomesticated boy who would be dubbed a rapscallion in the lexicon of Mark Twain. He lies, steals, torments his teachers and parents, and generally behaves...
  • E-reader: Tales from the Golden State

    E-reader: Tales from the Golden State
    How a Long-Lost L.A. Home Was Found 1,770 Miles Away by Steve Vaught, 30-minute read, Los Angeles Magazine, free It sounds like an architectural fairy tale: A Canadian woman falls in love with a derelict house and, in tracing its history, discovers it...
  • Chicago book news: New book explores W.E.B. Du Bois' legacy

    Chicago book news: New book explores W.E.B. Du Bois' legacy
    "The Scholar Denied" by Aldon D. Morris will be published by University of California Aug. 27. Morris looks at the birth of modern sociology and argues W.E.B. Du Bois' work is the founding of the discipline. Morris is the Leon Forrest Professor of...
  • Printers Row Lit Fest preview: Lil' Lit Park

    Printers Row Lit Fest preview: Lil' Lit Park
    Kids who associate books with bedtime yawns will have a raucous awakening at Printers Row Lit Fest. Justin Roberts and The Not Ready for Naptime Players will get families on their feet during two performances at Lil' Lit Park, the kids' zone at the June...
  • Bob Saget on 'Dirty Daddy'

    Bob Saget on 'Dirty Daddy'
    Because of his role as a single dad on the long-running ABC sitcom "Full House" and his concurrent hosting of "America's Funniest Home Videos," Bob Saget seemed squeaky clean to millions of Americans — especially those who had never seen his...
  • The Biblioracle: If I could be like Kane

    The Biblioracle: If I could be like Kane
    In Game 3 of the Blackhawks' second round-winning series against the Minnesota Wild, Patrick Kane scored what would prove to be the only goal of the game by firing a puck through Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk's pads — the five hole. Once I finished fist-...
  • Authors recommend books for Mother's Day

    Authors recommend books for Mother's Day
    In honor of Mother's Day, we asked a few authors about what books resonate with them as mothers. Here's what they said. EULA BISS Eula Biss is the author of three books: “On Immunity: An Inoculation,” “Notes from No Man's Land:...
  • Printers Row Lit Fest preview: Good Eating Stage

    Printers Row Lit Fest preview: Good Eating Stage
    At Printer's Row Lit Fest, the Good Eating Stage is a celebration of food culture featuring a full menu of local and national chefs and food and drink artisans. The recipe for the stage has remained unchanged, offering a mix of cooking demonstrations,...
  • Review: 'Women of Karantina' by Nael Eltoukhy

    Review: 'Women of Karantina' by Nael Eltoukhy
    Nael Eltoukhy's "Women of Karantina" revels in the violence and treachery committed by its female crime bosses, divided over the 60 years the novel spans. While this is not the Egyptian writer's first novel, its over-the-top rendering of the struggles...