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  • Review: 'Pro' by Katha Pollitt

    Review: 'Pro' by Katha Pollitt
    I had an abortion. It was my second year of college, 1988. I was not raped, nor was I a reckless slut; I just got pregnant, as young women in the world do, and my boyfriend and I were young and in no position to be parents. Luckily, I had a friend who...
  • Young adult roundup: 'How It Went Down,' others

    Young adult roundup: 'How It Went Down,' others
    How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon, Henry Holt, $17.99, 326 pages, ages 14 and older Sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson was a good kid, or a dangerous gang member. He was a boy innocently walking home from the store with groceries, or he was an armed criminal...
  • Reader of the Week: Jackie Kuehl

    Reader of the Week: Jackie Kuehl
    Who I am Jackie Kuehl from Lemont. One unique thing about me When I was in grammar school, I read every Nancy Drew book written. I would sit on the couch on Saturday afternoons and blow through the books. Then I would write my own stories. Sad to...
  • Review: 'The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs' by Greil Marcus

    Review: 'The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs' by Greil Marcus
    We now live in the seventh decade of rock 'n' roll, and it has never felt more irrelevant, if such a thing can be gauged by contemporary radio playlists now dominated by slick rappers and aerobicized dance divas. Even terrestrial radio today plays less of...
  • Lowell Thompson on 'RaceMan Answers'

    Lowell Thompson on 'RaceMan Answers'
    In the early '90s, Lowell Thompson started calling himself RaceMan. Though the term, denoting an African-American dedicated to racial uplift, was common in the early 20th century, it confused Thompson's young colleagues in the advertising industry. "They'...
  • Darcey Steinke's 'Sister Golden Hair' a winning tale of girlhood

    Darcey Steinke has published five novels and a memoir in the last 25 years (her first book came out in 1989 when she was 27). For all her apparent productivity, Steinke has been relatively quiet in recent years: It has been nearly a decade since her...
  • Leon Panetta's 'Worthy Fights' critiques Obama's policies

    Leon Panetta's 'Worthy Fights' critiques Obama's policies
    As a young Republican in 1969, Leon Panetta joined the Nixon administration as the director of the Office of Civil Rights. Panetta worked to integrate Southern schools, but after discovering that Richard Nixon's White House was trying to delay...
  • A fortune for iPads, but not enough for math books

    A fortune for iPads, but not enough for math books
    Something was missing last week from a seventh-grade math class at Palms Middle School in West Los Angeles. It wasn't the students; they were at their desks. It wasn't teacher Bruce Kravets; he was eager to dive in, as he has been for 45 years....
  • 'Landmark': Photos explore how people shape landscape

    'Landmark': Photos explore how people shape landscape
    A collection of landscape photography sounds like the stuff of postcards and calendars. But "Landmark," a new collection of landscape photography curated by William A. Ewing, has higher aims: It works to explore the relationship between people and place...
  • 5 artists to watch from 'The Best American Comics of 2014'

    5 artists to watch from 'The Best American Comics of 2014'
    A comic made with mylar that contains no words or figures. A detailed graphic memoir of a father's grisly death. Moody blue paintings in comics form. The annual compendium "The Best American Comics" was just released this week by Houghton Mifflin...
  • Marilynne Robinson on 'Lila'

    Marilynne Robinson on 'Lila'
    In her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Gilead" (2004), Marilynne Robinson introduced readers to the Rev. John Ames, an elderly Congregationalist preacher in a small town in Iowa in the 1950s. Written as a letter to his young son, "Gilead" is the story of...