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  • Michael Lerman uses assistive technology to self-publish poetry

    Michael Lerman uses assistive technology to self-publish poetry
    This past June, Michael Lerman, 38, self-published "Flow of Illuminati," the second book of verses in his Michaels Lyric series. He writes of sadness and lovesickness, joy and pain. His lyrics are raw, baring a life that is full of longing, alienation and...
  • New in paperbacks: 'Coming Out to Play' by Robbie Rogers, more

    New in paperbacks: 'Coming Out to Play' by Robbie Rogers, more
    Coming Out to Play by Robbie Rogers with Eric Marcus, Penguin, 222 pages, $17 The LA Galaxy winger and fullback details his life, including his decision to come out as the first openly gay professional athlete to a play a major team sport in the...
  • Punk, punk, memoir, memoir: Viv Albertine takes center stage

    Punk, punk, memoir, memoir: Viv Albertine takes center stage
    Clothes, music and boys are indeed explored throughout "Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.," Viv Albertine's memoir of a life spent at the center of the British punk rock movement. But mounds of fabric, vinyl and flesh are...
  • Review: 'Mermaids in Paradise' by Lydia Millet

    Review: 'Mermaids in Paradise' by Lydia Millet
    Now that David Foster Wallace is gone, I think Lydia Millet is the American writer with the funniest, wisest grasp on how we fool ourselves. Take this passage about a Tough Mudder-style competition, from her new novel "Mermaids in Paradise": My...
  • Reader of the Week: Gabriel Bump

    Reader of the Week: Gabriel Bump
    Who I am Gabriel Bump from South Shore. One unique thing about me I power through books I love. I need to slow down and savor them. But I guess that's what second, third, and fourth reads are for. I loved "Beyond the Game: The Collected...
  • Comic book collections that pack a worthy holiday punch

    Comic book collections that pack a worthy holiday punch
    Recently, a comic shop guy explained to me that hernia-inducing, unabridged dictionary-sized, hardcover reprint collections of superhero comics exist because during the holiday season there are people who know a relative loves Spider-Man. This is...
  • Reviews: 'When I Am Yes' and 'Walmart Republic'

    Reviews: 'When I Am Yes' and 'Walmart Republic'
    Any Chicagoan who loves poetry knows that the Guild Literary Complex has long been an essential inspiration and outlet for area poets. For 25 years, the Guild has been presenting and supporting diverse and emerging voices. And it was through the Guild,...
  • Chicago book news: Pittard's new novel, other releases

    "Chicagoscapes" by Larry Kanfer with Alaina Kanfer was published by the University of Illinois Press Aug. 30. "Chicagoscapes" is a collection of photos of Chicago landmarks, neighborhoods and daily life. The Kanfers live in Champaign. →"Reunion" by...
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014: 11 books for design lovers

    Holiday Gift Guide 2014: 11 books for design lovers
    Whether you're shopping for an interior design fan, garden lover or the person who has everything, hands-on coffee-table books can provide an escape that no electronic device can replicate. Here, we offer a roundup of 11 books that are worth giving to...
  • Art books that make good gifts

    Art books that make good gifts
    Art books offer just the sort of indulgence that makes for a great gift: They're so beautiful, yet people often hesitate to spend that kind of money on themselves. Here are a few standouts for your shopping list. Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer...
  • Fiction, nonfiction books to gift

    Fiction, nonfiction books to gift
    The first Christmas gift I can remember receiving was a book. I was 4 years old, still unable to read, but when Santa left me a copy of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by Chicago's own L. Frank Baum, I felt certain that it was the greatest gift any boy had...