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  • Review: 'Electric City' by Elizabeth Rosner

    Review: 'Electric City' by Elizabeth Rosner
    Before the name Electric City there were other names, and before those names there were no names at all. The river carved itself into the valley, remembering everything. … The story repeated and repeated, the same and yet not the same, year in...
  • Review: '100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write' by Sarah Ruhl

    Review: '100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write' by Sarah Ruhl
    Sarah Ruhl, the Chicago-born playwright whose elegant, funny, thoughtful plays garnered her a MacArthur "genius grant" at the age of 32, hates the word "whimsy." That's not something you might guess from the long subtitle and doodle-decorated cover of...
  • Review: 'Worth Fighting For' by Rory Fanning

    Review: 'Worth Fighting For' by Rory Fanning
    To kill for your government, you must believe in what you're doing. If you don't, you walk away. And you keep walking. So it went for Chicago resident Rory Fanning. In his new book, "Worth Fighting For," Fanning shares the story of his walk across the...
  • Review: 'Three Minutes in Poland' by Glenn Kurtz

    Review: 'Three Minutes in Poland' by Glenn Kurtz
    In the summer of 1938, David Kurtz, an American businessman on a six-week European vacation with his wife and friends, made a home movie that captured three minutes of life in his birthplace, the Polish town of Nasielsk. In Germany, Hitler's anti-...
  • Review: 'The Girl Next Door' by Ruth Rendell

    Review: 'The Girl Next Door' by Ruth Rendell
    Jane Austen wrote until the age of 41. Charles Dickens, 58 (the same as James Joyce). Yes, there have always been long-lived writers, but only recently has it been common for novelists to work into their late 70s and beyond — not merely producing...
  • James Watson on 'Father to Son'

    James Watson on 'Father to Son'
    In 1953, at just 24 years old, James Watson made a discovery that brought him lifelong fame. At Cavendish Laboratory, he and Francis Crick were the first to map the double helix, the structure of DNA. Years before that, Watson learned curiosity,...
  • New in paperback: 'The First Phone Call From Heaven,' others

    New in paperback: 'The First Phone Call From Heaven,' others
    The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom, Harper, 327 pages, $15.99 The residents of Coldwater, Mich., begin receiving mysterious phone calls with voices on the other end saying they are calling from heaven. As "miracle fever" sweeps through...
  • Readers of the Week: Clare O'Connor & Wylie Aronow

    Readers of the Week: Clare O'Connor & Wylie Aronow
    Who we are Clare O'Connor from Seattle and Wylie Aronow from Miami. One unique thing about us Clare: I read the very best on airplanes. But I've learned to adapt to other locations, given the expense. Wylie: If I don't like a book I will sometimes...
  • Review: 'The Republic of Imagination' of Azar Nafisi

    Review: 'The Republic of Imagination' of Azar Nafisi
    In 2003, Azar Nafisi dazzled the world with "Reading Lolita in Tehran." It's the Iran-born author's passionate exploration of literature and intellectual freedom told through the story of brave women who secretly read and discussed American novels in...
  • Review: 'You Might Remember Me' by Mike Thomas

    It is remarkable in this celebrity-obsessed age that it has taken so long to receive a full-length biography of Phil Hartman. Given the heat of his fame — in the 1980s and '90s he was a bright star of "Saturday Night Live," "The Simpsons" (his...
  • Actor B.J. Novak's Brings His Unusual Children's Book To Madison

    Actor B.J. Novak's Brings His Unusual Children's Book To Madison
    You may know actor B.J. Novak from his hilarious role as Ryan the weasel-y temp on TV's "The Office,'' but he is a comedian, director, producer and author, too. Novak won praise for his debut story collection, "One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories"...