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  • 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: 'Creatures of a Day' by Irvin D. Yalom

    Review: 'Creatures of a Day' by Irvin D. Yalom
    Psychiatrist Irv Yalom is 83. I call him Irv because that's what he asks his psychiatric patients to call him. I picture him as a sprightly firecracker of a guy, tooling around San Francisco on his bicycle, stopping into the City Lights bookstore near...
  • Review: 'Hush Hush' by Laura Lippman

    Review: 'Hush Hush' by Laura Lippman
    In "The Girl in the Green Raincoat," Laura Lippman's 2011 novella, private detective Tess Monaghan is being held hostage by her pregnancy. She's in the third trimester, on bed rest for pre-eclampsia and, much like the photographer in Alfred Hitchcock's...
  • Review: 'Girl in a Band' by Kim Gordon

    Review: 'Girl in a Band' by Kim Gordon
    To women of a certain age and sensibility, Kim Gordon — bassist and vocalist for the era-defining art-rock band Sonic Youth — wasn't just a girl in a band, she was the girl in the band, an icy blonde commanding the stage in a striped...
  • Science-fiction roundup: Joe Abercrombie and more

    Science-fiction roundup: Joe Abercrombie and more
    The Just City by Jo Walton, Tor, 368 pages, $25.99 Science fiction readers occasionally claim it's the only true literature of ideas, confronting philosophical issues more directly than most fiction even tries. But there's a good reason for not trying:...
  • Reader of the Week: Nneka Rimmer

    Reader of the Week: Nneka Rimmer
    Who I am Nneka Rimmer, senior adviser at Boston Consulting Group. I live in North Kenwood, which is between Bronzeville and Hyde Park. One unique thing about me I remember being a pre-teen and moving from my bed to my parents' bed to spend long,...
  • MIA to debut new digital magazine Wednesday

    MIA to debut new digital magazine Wednesday
    Miami International Airport on Wednesday will debut a new digital magazine — MIA Connections, which will offer travelers information on the best dining, shopping and entertainment options in the airport and Miami. MIA Connections will be available...
  • Review: 'Jam on the Vine' by LaShonda Katrice Barnett

    Review: 'Jam on the Vine' by LaShonda Katrice Barnett
    So many historical novels read like connect-the-dots puzzles or costume dramas, so one that is fresh, original and time-travels to an undiscovered past is a real discovery. In her debut novel, "Jam on the Vine," LaShonda Katrice Barnett focuses on how...
  • New in paperbacks: 'Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore' by Walter Mosley, others

    New in paperbacks: 'Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore' by Walter Mosley, others
    Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore by Walter Mosley, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 265 pages, $14.95 In Mosley's latest novel, famed porn queen Debbie Dare is one of the industry's hottest stars until she has an epiphany on set. She later returns home to find...