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  • William Gibson on 'Peripheral'

    William Gibson on 'Peripheral'
    Novelist William Gibson may be the greatest fortune teller in the history of speculative fiction. Gibson coined the term "cyberspace," and in his first novel, "Neuromancer" (1984), he more or less accurately described the World Wide Web well before it...
  • Time Machine: 1974 review of 'All the President's Men'

    Editor's note: With the recent passing of longtime Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, we look back 40 years to the Chicago Tribune's book review of "All the President's Men" by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. Everyone will have his own favorite...
  • A case for reading political fiction

    A case for reading political fiction
    In an understandably cynical mood about the fractured state of American government, one might be inclined to wonder: When so much of politics and what politicians say is fiction to begin with, what does a reader need with political fiction? Fiction as...
  • 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...
  • Sine Nomine Book Club

    Sine Nomine Book Club
    Our club: We are the Sine Nomine Book Club, founded in January 2013. We're made up of extended family and friends of all ages and are based in Wheaton. Our meetings: We meet every eight to 10 weeks. We take turns hosting the meetings. Unique things...
  • 'Royal Childhood' chronicles British royals' upbringing

    'Royal Childhood' chronicles British royals' upbringing
    Royal children, despite their wealth, fame and often power, do not necessarily have it so good. Just remember the young princes locked in the tower, never to be seen again, by their uncle Richard III. But you'll find little angst in "Royal Childhood,"...
  • William Gibson coaxes the future out of the present

     William Gibson coaxes the future out of the present
    "I wanted buzzwords," William Gibson says of his early writing ambitions. "I wanted buzz-neologisms, really." He scored with "cyberspace," the term he coined in a short story and popularized in his 1984 novel "Neuromancer," to describe, well — never...
  • Coupon books with 2015 deals now available at Whitehall Township Public Library

    Area residents can support the Whitehall Township Public Library by purchasing a Save Around coupon book from Friends of the Library. The books cost $20 and offer over $4,200 in value for use at area businesses in 2015, according to the library's...
  • Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, is dead at 87

    Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, is dead at 87
    Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose work explored themes of nature, religion and human rights, died Tuesday of leukemia at 87 in Sheffield, Vt., reports the New York Times. Kinnell wrote more than a dozen books of poetry in a career...
  • Would you pay $5,000 (or $10,000) for a Rolling Stones book?

    Would you pay $5,000 (or $10,000) for a Rolling Stones book?
    Yes, it's true. A very big-ticket Rolling Stones book is being published just in time for the holidays. Taschen is publishing a $5,000 collectors edition and a selection of $10,000 art editions of "Rolling Stones," which officially goes on sale in...
  • Why the battle between publishing and Amazon matters

    Why the battle between publishing and Amazon matters
    Does publishing matter? Of course it does. That's one reason the dispute between Amazon.com and Hachette is so significant, because it has broader implications for the ways books are released and sold. Indeed, one of the finest aspects of the current...