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  • 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...
  • Stonebridge Women's Book Club of Aurora

    Stonebridge Women's Book Club of Aurora
    Our club: We are the Stonebridge Women's Book Club from Aurora. Our meetings: Our 15 members meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Stonebridge Country Club for dinner. One unique thing about us: We're all suburbanites living in the same...
  • How Hollywood scandal was born

    How Hollywood scandal was born
    In its regular roundup of celebrities caught in public performances of latte-sipping, stroller-pushing everydayness, US Weekly assures its readers that stars are "just like us!" But why would we want stars, those shiny embodiments of melodrama and...
  • Hilary Mantel's short-story collection long on controversy

    Hilary Mantel's short-story collection long on controversy
    The title story of Hilary Mantel's new collection was embargoed, then published simultaneously in the Guardian and the New York Times newspapers, and now has conservative British politicians calling for her arrest. Has any short-story collection ever...
  • 'All the Truth Is Out' probes the repercussions of Gary Hart's affair

    'All the Truth Is Out' probes the repercussions of Gary Hart's affair
    Like many aspirants to the presidency, former Sen. Gary Hart saw himself in epic terms — as a "transformational figure" in American politics, Matt Bai reports in his book recounting the collapse of Hart's 1988 bid for the presidency. Bai appears...
  • '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...
  • Lake drifts away from textbooks, but long term transition too vague

    Hey parents, have you noticed that your students may not have as many textbooks this year? It's true — at least in some classes. Last week, a parent complained that some math students at Clermont Middle School didn't have books, and the complaint...
  • John Lahr on 'Tennessee Williams'

    John Lahr on 'Tennessee Williams'
    Thirty-one years after his death and 70 years after his first Broadway hit, "The Glass Menagerie," Tennessee Williams remains something of a mystery. Although his major plays — "Menagerie," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The...