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  • Miranda July on 'The First Bad Man'

    Miranda July on 'The First Bad Man'
    For most writers, publishing a first novel is a professional milestone unlikely to be matched by anything that came before. Not so with the multifaceted Miranda July, whose debut novel, "The First Bad Man," is just one more highlight of a career that...
  • Reviews: 'The Game of Our Lives' by David Goldblatt, 'The Keeper' by Tim Howard

    You'd think Americans would be so overstuffed with televised sports that we wouldn't have room for anything new, but in 2012, NBC bet $250 million on a contrary proposition: The network made a three-year deal to broadcast and stream the soccer games of...
  • The Biblioracle: A Year of Books with Facebook

    The Biblioracle: A Year of Books with Facebook
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is starting a book club. My question: Who brings the wine? Is there an app for that? Zuckerberg announced the book club on — where else? — Facebook. He intends to read a book every other week for an entire...
  • Review: 'The Evil Hours' by David J. Morris

    Review: 'The Evil Hours' by David J. Morris
    'The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" is an engaging exploration of, and a timely resource on, the affliction first known in modern times as shell shock. David J. Morris, a former Marine who covered the Iraq war until he was...
  • Recent memoirs highlight brilliance of failure

    Recent memoirs highlight brilliance of failure
    Gary Shteyngart, gooey-lunged and height-a-fearing, arrives in America by way of the Soviet Union (and elsewhere) in the beseeching care of parents who might have been/could have been Someones. By high school, Shteyngart is, he says, failing his future....
  • Amazon executive Russ Grandinetti hopes for era of peace with publishers after difficult 2014

    The overseer of Amazon.com's Kindle e-book and publishing divisions is preaching peace. With a monthslong standoff between Amazon and Hachette Book Group over e-book revenues settled and a multiyear agreement in place, Amazon senior vice president Russ...
  • Review: 'Huck Finn's America' by Andrew Levy

    Review: 'Huck Finn's America' by Andrew Levy
    Given the fact that, nowadays, even best-selling authors have all the public visibility of sewer workers, it's difficult to realize that, at one point in our history, ordinary people not only knew who celebrated writers were but could actually be...
  • Top 3 Books: Young Adult

    SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: THE NOT-SO-SECRET LIFE OF A TRANSGENDER TEEN By: Arin Andrews and Joshua Lyon ($17.99, Simon and Schuster) Being a junior in high school is tough on anyone, but imagine going through all of that stress with the knowledge that...
  • Cornel West on 'The Radical King'

    Cornel West on 'The Radical King'
    Of the words most frequently used to describe the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. today, "radical" is not high on the list. With his insistence on nonviolence, his Southern humility, his Christian bearing, and his soaring yet measured oratory, King never cast...
  • E-reader: Lost in the corn

    Drowned by Corn by Erika Hayasaki, 2-hour read, Kindle Single $2.99 In 2010, four young men entered a grain bin to "walk down" the corn, loosening the kernels with shovels, pick axes and stomping feet. The work was hot and dangerous, with corn...
  • 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...