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  • From the archives: Elie Wiesel on Anne Frank

    From the archives: Elie Wiesel on Anne Frank
    Editor's note: As we approach Holocaust Remembrance Day April 15, we look back to Elie Wiesel's review of "Anne Frank Remembered" by Miep Gies — who helped to hide the Frank family — with Alison Leslie Gold. The review, translated from...
  • Comic book roundup: 'Borb' by Jason Little, others

    Comic book roundup: 'Borb' by Jason Little, others
    Borb by Jason Little, Uncivilized, 98 pages, $19.95 It's odd to call Jason Little's chilling chronicle of the physical and mental debilitation of an alcoholic homeless city dweller a "comic" when it's so purely tragic. Little references the inky,...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    April 16: Actress Kate Mulgrew ("Orange Is the New Black") will discuss her memoir, "Born With Teeth," with Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens. 7 p.m., Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave., $20, $45 with copy of book. To buy tickets or redeem your free...
  • Kate Mulgrew on 'Born With Teeth'

    Kate Mulgrew on 'Born With Teeth'
    At least three generations of television viewers have the actress Kate Mulgrew fixed in their minds, albeit in distinctly different stages of her career. She was the original Mary Ryan, the independent young heroine of the ABC daytime drama "Ryan's Hope."...
  • Review: 'The Photographer and the President' by Richard S. Lowry

    Review: 'The Photographer and the President' by Richard S. Lowry
    Near the end of his prose and poetry collection "Memoranda During the War," Walt Whitman contemplated the scope of carnage across the national landscape — "the dead, the dead, the dead — our dead."Those words, notes Richard S. Lowry in his new...
  • Chicago book news: Blue Balliett's new children's title out now

    Chicago book news: Blue Balliett's new children's title out now
    "Pieces and Players" by Blue Balliett, illustrated by Brett Helquist, was published by Scholastic March 31. In the middle school book, Calder, Petra and Tommy are joined by two other kids as they search throughout Chicago for 13 valuable pieces of art...
  • Review: 'Voices in the Night' by Steven Millhauser

    Review: 'Voices in the Night' by Steven Millhauser
    Evanescent and bloody, obsessive and meditative, historical and futuristic, dystopian and romantic: Steven Millhauser's brilliant work thrives in the fecund, mucky cracks of human contradictions. His new story collection, "Voices in the Night," recalls...
  • Review: 'Gutshot' by Amelia Gray

    Review: 'Gutshot' by Amelia Gray
    Amelia Gray writes ugly, thrilling books. The body-horror tropes in her 2012 novel, "Threats," recalled at times the films of David Cronenberg. "Gutshot," her third collection of stories, pushes even further into literary creepshow territory with an...
  • Review: 'The Brothers' by Masha Gessen

    Review: 'The Brothers' by Masha Gessen
    "How could they do this?" When a bomb goes off, killing three and wounding 264, that's the question we all ask. It's a question we ask over and over, whenever shocking acts of violence are committed; we rarely get answers — and when we do, they...
  • George R.R. Martin is developing new series for HBO

    It's already been a busy year for George R.R. Martin, and it's about to get even busier. The author will develop a new television series for HBO called "Captain Cosmos," according to the Hollywood Reporter. The show will follow "a young science...
  • Review: 'Days of Rage' by Bryan Burrough

    Review: 'Days of Rage' by Bryan Burrough
    On a balmy spring day in 1971, a pair of middle-aged Manhattan patrolman, Nicholas Binetti and Thomas Curry, decided to pursue a car they saw speeding the wrong way down 112th Street. Pulling alongside it, they were surprised to come face to face with the...