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  • Evanston author Lynn Sloan publishes debut novel

    Evanston author Lynn Sloan publishes debut novel
    Principles of Navigation," Evanston resident Lynn Sloan's debut novel, is something of a time capsule. She completed it in 1999, but the novel sat in her desk drawer for more than a decade after her New York agent abruptly quit the business six days after...
  • Readers of the Week: Patty Spannagel and Layla Winn

    Readers of the Week: Patty Spannagel and Layla Winn
    Who we are Patty Spannagel and Layla Winn, 8, from Arlington Heights and Normal, respectively. One unique thing about us We are grandmother and granddaughter who share a love of Nancy Drew mystery stories. The books in Patty's Nancy Drew...
  • Riikka Kuittinen curates compelling street art in 'Street Craft'

    Riikka Kuittinen curates compelling street art in 'Street Craft'
    In the landscape of street art, graffiti paved the way for guerrilla gardening and yarnbombing. In "Street Craft," Riikka Kuittinen thoughtfully explores this evolution, offering a catalog of highly ephemeral art that has popped up worldwide in potholes,...
  • 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...