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  • Two new books tackle the running of the bulls

    Two new books tackle the running of the bulls
    These are hard times for the manly man. His physical strength, raw cunning and boldness in the face of danger grow less relevant by the day in a world ruled by algorithms and emotional intelligence. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' occupational...
  • Review: 'Judge This' by Chip Kidd

    Review: 'Judge This' by Chip Kidd
    TED Books, a new publishing partnership between TED and Simon & Schuster, is one of the latest tentacles of the sprawling pop-intellectual brand that already disseminates ideas via Internet videos, tremendously expensive live events and radio programs....
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Truth or Die" By James Patterson and Howard Roughan (Little, Brown, $28). Last week: — 2. "The Girl on the Train: A Novel" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead, $26.95). Last week: 2 3. "The Melody Lingers On" by Mary Higgins...
  • David Hackett Fischer wins $100k for military writing

    Historian David Hackett Fischer has won a $100,000 award for military writing. Prize officials announced Tuesday that Fischer is this year's recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement. The 79-year-old...
  • A visit to Harper Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Ala.

    A visit to Harper Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Ala.
    Some 200 miles to the west, signs around Jackson, Miss., proudly direct tourists to the home of Eudora Welty. The house, now a museum, is a national historic landmark, a fitting tribute to one of America's greatest writers. Here in Monroeville,...
  • Review: 'Book of Numbers' by Joshua Cohen

    Review: 'Book of Numbers' by Joshua Cohen
    In Roger Ebert's review of Robert Altman's 1975 film "Nashville," he praises the movie's ability to effortlessly capture the zeitgeist of the 1970s. "(Altman) does it all so easily, or seems to, that watching 'Nashville' is as easy as breathing and as...
  • AICS Book Club

    AICS Book Club
    Our club: We are the AICS Book Club. We are a subdivision of the American Italian Cultural Society located in Crest Hill. All our members are from the Joliet area. Our meetings: We meet once a month at various local restaurants. We loved: "Unto the...
  • Review: 'Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks'

    Review: 'Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks'
    A new retrospective takes the best of stunning photography by Edward S. Curtis to give a fresh insight on the American Indian at the nexus of America's westward march and the cultural annihilation of tribes that stood in the way of frontier progress....
  • The Biblioracle: Don't sit on your book idea

    The Biblioracle: Don't sit on your book idea
    Speaking at BookExpo America in May, Jane McGonigal, an academic, author, and evangelist for "gaming" as a route to improving our lives, declared that "90 percent of young people in the United States say they want to write a book someday." McGonigal did...
  • Children's Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book settings

    Children's Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book settings
    As a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication, we asked several Chicago-area authors to tell us what book's setting they would love to live in. Here's what they said....
  • Chicago book news: 'Bulletproof Vest' paperback released

    Chicago book news: 'Bulletproof Vest' paperback released
    The paperback edition of "Bulletproof Vest" by Maria Venegas was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux June 2. In the memoir, Venegas documents the violence in her father's life and the murder of her brother. Venegas grew up in Chicago. →"Dime...