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  • 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: 'West of Sunset' by Stewart O'Nan

    Review: 'West of Sunset' by Stewart O'Nan
    In the early 2000s, I wrote for People, often covering celebrities. One of our major themes, found in profiles and photos, was to show how stars are just like us. Pictures regularly featured famous people taking out the garbage, playing with their...
  • The Biblioracle: Making a molehill out of 'Mountain'

    In 2009, Annie Proulx told the Paris Review that she wished she'd never written her short story, "Brokeback Mountain." Apparently, following the movie adaptation, which won an Academy Award for its director, Ang Lee, strangers felt compelled to send...
  • 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...
  • 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...