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  • The Biblioracle: Indie bookstores on the rise

    The Biblioracle: Indie bookstores on the rise
    As most of you likely know, the current culinary trend is the locavore movement. More and more we expect our food to be produced relatively close to where we're eating it. Farmers' markets abound; the one in Logan Square near the home of brother and...
  • A rundown on the Man Booker Prize shortlist

    A rundown on the Man Booker Prize shortlist
    There is something silly about surveying all of English literature each year and deciding that one book is simply better than all others, as though literature were the equivalent of an Olympic long jump, and all we really need is a more accurate ruler...
  • Review: 'Where To?' by Dmitry Samarov

    Review: 'Where To?' by Dmitry Samarov
    All cabdrivers get dispatched, but most cabdrivers don't send dispatches. Artist, writer and former taxi driver Dmitry Samarov does, though, and has for years: on his blog and through Twitter as well as in his first book "Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab"...
  • Review: 'Deep Down Dark' by Hector Tobar

    Review: 'Deep Down Dark' by Hector Tobar
    When I was a child, I enjoyed visits to the doctor because of the long waits in the waiting room. There, stacked high on small tables, were battered copies of Reader's Digest, each containing a single gem: a "Drama in Real Life," a true-life story of a...
  • Time Machine: H.L. Mencken's 1925 review of 'The Great Gatsby'

    Time Machine: H.L. Mencken's 1925 review of 'The Great Gatsby'
    Time Machine is a new Printers Row Journal feature offering a look at past Tribune books coverage. This week, we offer H.L. Mencken's 1925 review of “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Scott Fitzgerald's new novel, "The Great Gatsby"...
  • From the Library Of... Liz and Joe Mason

    From the Library Of... Liz and Joe Mason
    When Liz and Joe Mason first moved in together, they didn't merge their books right away. Eventually, though, the literary minded couple combined their quirky, offbeat collections, forming an extensive library not unlike that of Quimby's Bookstore,...
  • E-reader: 'I Had a Stroke at 33,' more

    I Had a Stroke at 33 by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee, BuzzFeed, 20-minute read, free Over at BuzzFeed, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee recounts the stroke that reset her life at age 33. On Dec. 31, 2006, everything stopped making sense. The world separated into...
  • Barbara Mahany on 'Slowing Time'

    Barbara Mahany on 'Slowing Time'
    Publishers Weekly named "Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door" one of the 10 most anticipated religion books for the fall. But former Chicago Tribune reporter Barbara Mahany would like to tweak that: "It's a spirituality book," she...
  • Science fiction roundup: 'Bathing the Lion,' more

    Science fiction roundup: 'Bathing the Lion,' more
    Bathing the Lion by Jonathan Carroll, St. Martin's, 280 pages, $25.99 Jonathan Carroll is something of a genius at rug-pulling. In any given novel, it's almost impossible to anticipate when his utterly believable portraits of domestic life might veer...
  • Review: 'On Immunity' by Eula Biss

    Review: 'On Immunity' by Eula Biss
    You read Eula Biss' new book slowly, with care. You are not sure, at first, where it is going. The topic is immunity, also inoculation, also vaccination, epidemics, social responsibility, vampirism and the impossibility of completely knowing. There are...
  • 'The Simpsons Family History' celebrates show's 25th anniversary

    'The Simpsons Family History' celebrates show's 25th anniversary
    If Maggie Simpson were like any other infant, she'd be a millennial by now, having long since traded in her pacifier for a smartphone. But in Matt Groening's world, the Simpsons never grow older — at least not past the age they were when they were...