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  • 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...
  • Editor's choice: 'The Secret Wisdom of the Earth' by Christopher Scotton

    Editor's choice: 'The Secret Wisdom of the Earth' by Christopher Scotton
    So many debut novels hit just one note. Coming of age. Small-town life. Adventure. Generational bonding. Social consciousness. How marvelous to start the year of reading with Christopher Scotton's big-hearted "The Secret Wisdom of the Earth," which has...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Alice Berry

    Me, My Shelf and I: Alice Berry
    A slice of sunlight pierces the wall of Alice Berry's high-ceilinged studio in Bucktown. It's warm in here, among vibrant spools of thread, scarves fashioned from chiffon and silk charmeuse, and shelves of reference books: “The History of...
  • Orwellian wordcrimes: The perils of not taking language seriously

    Orwellian wordcrimes: The perils of not taking language seriously
    In the early '80s, the era of Reagan, Indiana Jones, and K-cars, I read George Orwell's "Animal Farm" for seventh grade English class and wasn't sure what to make of it. Where were the human beings? What was the deal with Stalin and communism? Were 12-...
  • Reading Between the Wines book club

    Reading Between the Wines book club
    Our club We are Reading Between the Wines in Aurora and Naperville. Most members are connected to Indian Prairie School District 204. Our meetings We meet about once a month. Our meetings rotate among club members' homes. One unique thing about us...
  • From the archives: Evanston church hears Dr. King

    Editor's note: On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we look back more than 50 years to a Sunday in 1963 when the reverend delivered a sermon to an Evanston congregation. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. explored the parable of the Good Samaritan...
  • Review: 'Etta and Otto and Russell and James' by Emma Hooper

    Review: 'Etta and Otto and Russell and James' by Emma Hooper
    You wouldn't think a title made up of proper pronouns would be particularly telling, but in the case of Emma Hooper's debut, "Etta and Otto and Russell and James," the title speaks to the most salient features of this novel, for better and also for worse....
  • Sports book roundup: Chris Chelios' memoir, more

    Sports book roundup: Chris Chelios' memoir, more
    You Can't Make This Up by Al Michaels with L. Jon Wertheim, William Morrow, 288 pages, $28.99 Nobody has documented more sports history in the past 50 years than Al Michaels. You name it, he's done it: Super Bowls, World Series, Olympics, NBA Finals....
  • Chicago area libraries gear up for National Readathon Day

    Chicago area libraries gear up for National Readathon Day
    Saturday is National Readathon Day, a fundraiser for the National Book Foundation's literacy programs. Similar to a walkathon, the Readathon is a pledge-based fundraiser that will run from noon-4 p.m. The following Chicago-area libraries will...
  • Review: 'Tasty' by John McQuaid

    Review: 'Tasty' by John McQuaid
    Few of us know more about the science of taste than what can be gleaned from that sixth-grade textbook illustration of the tongue segmented into the various kingdoms of sweet, salt, bitter and sour. If you went on to spend your lunch period wondering...
  • Review: 'See How Small' by Scott Blackwood

    Review: 'See How Small' by Scott Blackwood
    In 1991, four teenage girls, two of them sisters, were bound and gagged with their own clothes, raped, and shot to death in an I Can't Believe It's Yogurt shop that was then set on fire. Austin, Texas, was still a small town at the time, but the yogurt...