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  • E-reader: For Sherlock, game is afoot once again

    E-reader: For Sherlock, game is afoot once again
    The Three Monarchs by Anthony Horowitz, 30-minute read, $1.99, Kindle Single If you've already plowed through Anthony Horowitz's latest Sherlock Holmes novel, "Moriarty," consider this Kindle Single, "The Three Monarchs." Scotland Yard inspector...
  • Reviews: 'Mind Change,' 'The Internet Is Not the Answer'

    Reviews: 'Mind Change,' 'The Internet Is Not the Answer'
    Do we control the Internet or does the Internet control us? To what extent are social media sites — as British author, broadcaster and neuroscientist Susan Greenfield suggests in her new book, "Mind Change" — like junk food? Are digital...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Joe Bryl

    Me, My Shelf and I: Joe Bryl
    Many people know Joe Bryl as one of Chicago's most prolific deejays. But the Back of the Yards resident — a former bookstore manager — is also an autodidact and bibliophile who, in addition to some 20,000 pieces of vinyl, owns an extensive...
  • Book club: Book Belles of Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    Book club: Book Belles of Brookdale Hoffman Estates
    Our club We are the Book Belles of Brookdale Hoffman Estates, which is an independent retirement community. We have 11 members, but are always receptive to our new residents. Our meetings We meet the first Thursday of each month at 10:15 a.m....
  • Author Stella Atrium: An academic inspired by science fiction

    Author Stella Atrium: An academic inspired by science fiction
    Authors of science fiction and fantasy often ground their writing in real-life history and social issues. Star Hall, a Chicago author who writes under the pen name Stella Atrium, became so immersed in her research for a science-fiction novel about six...
  • 2015 book preview: The future in reading

    2015 book preview: The future in reading
    In American pop culture, the year 2015 is kind of a big deal. It's the one Marty McFly visits in "Back to the Future II," replete with flying cars, hoverboards, rehydrated pizza and the Cubs winning the World Series — all cinematic prophesies we...
  • Review: 'Captives' by Norman Manea

    Review: 'Captives' by Norman Manea
    For the three characters at the center of Norman Manea's "Captives," identity formation is a matter of survival: Haunted by their wartime experiences, the Holocaust and a repressive communist Romania, in which the novel is set (and during which Manea...
  • Review: 'The Fierce Urgency of Now' by Julian E. Zelizer

    Review: 'The Fierce Urgency of Now' by Julian E. Zelizer
    In the mid-1960s, Congress passed and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a series of laws that came to be known as the Great Society, which set in motion the most transformative period of social change of the last half-century and delivered on many...
  • Review: 'Outline' by Rachel Cusk

    Review: 'Outline' by Rachel Cusk
    In the conclusion to an essay he wrote about Aerosmith, the music writer Steven Hyden has a funny, damning line about the band's career: "Aerosmith was a drug-fueled rock band when drug-fueled rock bands were big business, it was a non-drug-fueled rock...
  • Chicago book news: Author explores bondage, feminism in Wonder Woman comics

    'Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948" by Noah Berlatsky was published by Rutgers University Press Jan. 14. Berlatsky explores Wonder Woman's origins, early comics, and images of bondage and feminism crafted by William...
  • New in paperbacks: Elizabeth Kolbert's 'Sixth Extinction,' others

    New in paperbacks: Elizabeth Kolbert's 'Sixth Extinction,' others
    The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador, 319 pages, $16 Kolbert explores scientific research suggesting the earth is experiencing a great extinction, potentially the most devastating since the extinction of dinosaurs. Unlike the previous five...