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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Review: 'Her 37th Year, An Index' by Suzanne Scanlon

    Review: 'Her 37th Year, An Index' by Suzanne Scanlon
    On the final two pages of her lyrical and slim — but far from slight — semi-autobiographical novella, "Her 37th Year, An Index," Suzanne Scanlon acknowledges no fewer than 48 "other writers and texts I've copied, (mis)quoted, reformulated,...
  • 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,...
  • Printers Row Lit Fest to be June 6-7

    Printers Row Lit Fest to be June 6-7
    About 150,000 people are expected to converge in the South Loop on June 6-7 for the 31st annual Printers Row Lit Fest. This year's lineup is led by LeVar Burton, the actor and "Reading Rainbow" star who has turned his attention to promoting literacy among...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Mare Swallow

    Me, My Shelf and I: Mare Swallow
    "I don't have a very unusual collection," Mare Swallow says of the books in her Andersonville home. "One thing about my husband and me is we're purgers. I only hang on to a book if it really means something, or I'm dying to meet the author and get it...
  • Chicago book news: New Nick Offerman book forthcoming

    Chicago book news: New Nick Offerman book forthcoming
    "Gumption" by Nick Offerman will be published by Dutton May 26. The "Parks and Recreation" star highlights 21 figures from American history in a similar style to his previous book, "Paddle Your Own Canoe." Offerman grew up in Minooka. →"I Regret...
  • Review: 'All the Wild That Remains' by David Gessner

    Review: 'All the Wild That Remains' by David Gessner
    A decade ago I happened upon David Gessner's book of essays, "Sick of Nature," at an environmental writing conference. Drawn to the title essay, I was fascinated by Gessner's attempt to redefine nature writing — to move beyond all the quiet...
  • Reading the classics on a tablet

    Reading the classics on a tablet
    I write with a fountain pen. I don't watch television. I don't own an iPad, an iPod, a desktop, a laptop or a smart phone. I am, in short, the last person you'd suspect would get involved with an e-reader. But when I saw last year that Amazon had...
  • The Biblioracle: A Nobel recommendation in full Blume

    The Biblioracle: A Nobel recommendation in full Blume
    The Nobel Prize in Literature isn't awarded until October, but it's never too early to start the speculating, and maybe even the lobbying. You see, I think it's high time for another American to win the award. The last U.S.-born recipient was Toni...