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  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    March 3: David Axelrod will discuss his memoir, "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics" with Tribune Editorial Board member Clarence Page. 7 p.m., Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave., $20. April 16: Actress Kate Mulgrew (“Orange Is the New Black&...
  • Five Questions for Ed Berlin, co-owner of the Ivy Bookshop

    Five Questions for Ed Berlin, co-owner of the Ivy Bookshop
    Ed and Ann Berlin's professional lives took a fresh turn when they bought the 10-year-old Ivy Bookshop in January 2012. She had years of experience as a book publishing executive, he had devoted much of his professional life to the technical side of...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Bill Hillmann

    Me, My Shelf and I: Bill Hillmann
    Novelist and former boxer Bill Hillmann says he didn't read a book recreationally until he was 20 years old. "I was too busy getting into trouble and playing sports and stuff," he says. His outdoorsy father had urged him to read Hemingway, but Hillmann...
  • Review: 'Death in the Congo' by Emmanuel Gerard and Bruce Kuklick

    Review: 'Death in the Congo' by Emmanuel Gerard and Bruce Kuklick
    Patrice Lumumba was the first democratically elected leader of Congo. Born in 1925 and educated at mission schools, Lumumba deepened his mastery of French on his own and was proud of his facility with the language. Handsome, ambitious, brilliant,...
  • Review: 'Lincoln's Greatest Case' by Brian McGinty

    Review: 'Lincoln's Greatest Case' by Brian McGinty
    On the Mississippi River, between Rock Island, Ill., and Davenport, Iowa, a steamboat crashed into the first railroad bridge ever built across the river. The impact caused the boat, known as the Effie Afton, to explode into flames and sink into the river....
  • 'Flickering Empire' details Chicago's early dominance of film industry

    'Flickering Empire' details Chicago's early dominance of film industry
    "Hooray for Chicago" does not have the same zip as "Hooray for Hollywood," but at the turn of the 20th century, before there was a Hollywood, Chicago was America's epicenter for film production, distribution and exhibition. This piece of film and city...
  • Chicago book news: Robert Blagojevich writes book on brother's trial

    Chicago book news: Robert Blagojevich writes book on brother's trial
    "Fundraiser A: My Fight for Freedom and Justice" by Robert Blagojevich will be published by Northern Illinois University Press April 15. Blagojevich details being named a co-conspirator during his brother Rod's corruption trial and offers a behind-the-...
  • Review: 'It's the Pictures That Got Small' edited by Anthony Slide

     Review: 'It's the Pictures That Got Small' edited by Anthony Slide
    In what we like to think of romantically as the Golden Age of Hollywood, films were corporate commodities manufactured by committee, much as an automobile is put together on an assembly line. There were exceptions, but even in the work of some of the most...
  • New in paperbacks: 'Hollow City' by Ransom Riggs, more

    New in paperbacks: 'Hollow City' by Ransom Riggs, more
    Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, Quirk, 428 pages, $10.99 The sequel to "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," "Hollow City" begins in 1940, immediately following the events of the best-selling young-adult crossover novel. After barely escaping Miss...
  • From the archives: A look back at 'Picture' by Lillian Ross

    From the archives: A look back at 'Picture' by Lillian Ross
    Editor's note: As Hollywood celebrates the Oscars Feb. 22, we look back at the original Chicago Tribune review of "Picture: A Story About Hollywood," Lillian Ross' 1952 classic account of the making of "The Red Badge of Courage." The best Hollywood...
  • Review: 'Lucky Alan' by Jonathan Lethem

    Review: 'Lucky Alan' by Jonathan Lethem
    Jonathan Lethem's imagination seemingly knows no bounds. Having published science-fiction novels and stories early in his career, he has gained more mainstream recognition with the critical and popular successes of novels such as "Motherless Brooklyn" and...