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  • E-reader: Tales from the Golden State

    E-reader: Tales from the Golden State
    How a Long-Lost L.A. Home Was Found 1,770 Miles Away by Steve Vaught, 30-minute read, Los Angeles Magazine, free It sounds like an architectural fairy tale: A Canadian woman falls in love with a derelict house and, in tracing its history, discovers it...
  • Chicago book news: New book explores W.E.B. Du Bois' legacy

    Chicago book news: New book explores W.E.B. Du Bois' legacy
    "The Scholar Denied" by Aldon D. Morris will be published by University of California Aug. 27. Morris looks at the birth of modern sociology and argues W.E.B. Du Bois' work is the founding of the discipline. Morris is the Leon Forrest Professor of...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    June 17: Judy Blume will discuss her new book, "In the Unlikely Event," with Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival. 7 p.m., Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave., $15, www.chicagohumanities....
  • Printers Row Lit Fest preview: Lil' Lit Park

    Printers Row Lit Fest preview: Lil' Lit Park
    Kids who associate books with bedtime yawns will have a raucous awakening at Printers Row Lit Fest. Justin Roberts and The Not Ready for Naptime Players will get families on their feet during two performances at Lil' Lit Park, the kids' zone at the June...
  • Review: 'Ross Macdonald: Four Novels of the 1950s'

    Review: 'Ross Macdonald: Four Novels of the 1950s'
    She was waiting for me when I returned from the Starbucks on the corner. "I'm Nina Carmichael. You must be Mr. Wilson." "John." We shook hands, and I opened the outer door. We went through the waiting room and into my office. She was in her 20s...
  • Reader of the Week: Charlene Wexler

    Reader of the Week: Charlene Wexler
    Who I am: Charlene Wexler from Richmond, Ill. One unique thing about me: Now that I am an author I am definitely looking at novels with a more critical eye. I see things I never noticed before, like period mistakes. I also realize how hard it is to...
  • Review: 'Saint Mazie' by Jami Attenberg

    Review: 'Saint Mazie' by Jami Attenberg
    In 2012, Jami Attenberg's third novel, "The Middlesteins," became a best-seller, its food-addicted protagonist Edie striking a nerve in a culture increasingly obsessed with the social costs of obesity. Attenberg's latest heroine, Mazie Phillips-Gordon, is...
  • Bob Saget on 'Dirty Daddy'

    Bob Saget on 'Dirty Daddy'
    Because of his role as a single dad on the long-running ABC sitcom "Full House" and his concurrent hosting of "America's Funniest Home Videos," Bob Saget seemed squeaky clean to millions of Americans — especially those who had never seen his...
  • The Biblioracle: If I could be like Kane

    The Biblioracle: If I could be like Kane
    In Game 3 of the Blackhawks' second round-winning series against the Minnesota Wild, Patrick Kane scored what would prove to be the only goal of the game by firing a puck through Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk's pads — the five hole. Once I finished fist-...
  • Authors recommend books for Mother's Day

    Authors recommend books for Mother's Day
    In honor of Mother's Day, we asked a few authors about what books resonate with them as mothers. Here's what they said. EULA BISS Eula Biss is the author of three books: “On Immunity: An Inoculation,” “Notes from No Man's Land:...
  • Printers Row Lit Fest preview: Good Eating Stage

    Printers Row Lit Fest preview: Good Eating Stage
    At Printer's Row Lit Fest, the Good Eating Stage is a celebration of food culture featuring a full menu of local and national chefs and food and drink artisans. The recipe for the stage has remained unchanged, offering a mix of cooking demonstrations,...