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  • The Biblioracle: Wishful lost manuscripts to be found

    The Biblioracle: Wishful lost manuscripts to be found
    The market for "lost" or "hidden" manuscripts appears to be heating up. It was announced last year that a new collection of stories and essays from Shirley Jackson (of "The Lottery" fame) would be culled from her papers at the Library of Congress. This...
  • Consumer Reports: These veggies better for you cooked than raw

    Sometimes, cooked is better than raw when it comes to vegetables, according to ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports. Cooking can free up more nutrients for your body to absorb. "Common wisdom says cooked food has...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Naomi Miller

    Me, My Shelf and I: Naomi Miller
    "Putting your books away in a new place — to me, that's setting up home," says Naomi Miller, an artist and arts administrator who recently relocated to Chicago from Brooklyn to work at Place Lab (a Theaster Gates–led think tank studying arts...
  • Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies at 66

    Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies at 66
    Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, creator of the "Discworld" series and author of more than 70 books, has died. He was 66. Pratchett, who suffered from a rare form of early onset Alzheimer's disease, had earned wide respect in Britain and beyond with...
  • Elizabeth Berg's Writing Matters series offers support for midlisters

    Elizabeth Berg's Writing Matters series offers support for midlisters
    Leah Hager Cohen is not the sort of author publishers are scrambling to send on book tours these days. She doesn't seem particularly bothered by this. "So it wasn't that I was on a tour and omitting Chicago; it was that I wasn't traveling with my book."...
  • E-reader: A sweet chemistry powers Dear Sugar

    E-reader: A sweet chemistry powers Dear Sugar
    Dear Sugar Radio, 40-60 minute episodes, WBUR free The beloved advice column Dear Sugar is back — this time as a podcast. Cheryl Strayed, of "Wild" fame, and Steve Almond (collectively "The Sugars") both wrote for the column in its heyday on...
  • New in paperbacks: 'To Rise Again at a Decent Hour' by Joshua Ferris, more

    New in paperbacks: 'To Rise Again at a Decent Hour' by Joshua Ferris, more
    To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris, Back Bay, 340 pages, $16 Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this novel follows Paul O'Rourke, a man of contradictions: a dentist with a nicotine habit; a Red Sox fan dissatisfied with their recent...
  • Review: 'Sympathy for the Devil' by Michael Mewshaw

    Review: 'Sympathy for the Devil' by Michael Mewshaw
    Author Michael Mewshaw has parlayed his decadeslong acquaintance with novelist and essayist Gore Vidal into a slender volume that describes, in scabrous detail, Vidal's numerous failings as a writer and human being and pitilessly charts his long, slow,...
  • From the archives: 'The Ides of March' by Thornton Wilder reviewed

    From the archives: 'The Ides of March' by Thornton Wilder reviewed
    Editor's note: This year, to mark the Ides of March, we revisit not Shakespeare, but Thornton Wilder's 1948 epistolary novel of Julius Caesar's Rome. In the foreword to a 2003 edition, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. wrote, "the Julius Caesar in this book, literate,...
  • Women & Children First to celebrate renovation March 21

    Women & Children First to celebrate renovation March 21
    When beloved bookstore Women & Children First closed for renovations in late January, the owners placed a sign on the front that read "Don't Panic!" Still, dismayed customers pressed their faces to the windows, worried about the fate of the...
  • Chicago book news: Local authors named PEN judges

    Chicago book news: Local authors named PEN judges
    PEN American Center recently announced Rich Cohen, Cristina Henríquez, Adam Rapp and Mark Slouka will judge for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards. Cohen, who grew up on the North Shore, will be one of the judges for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports...