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  • Reader of the Week: Rita Coburn Whack

    Reader of the Week: Rita Coburn Whack
    Who I am My name is Rita Coburn Whack. I am a television director, producer, publicist and writer. I am co-director of an upcoming documentary on Maya Angelou for Public Television's "American Masters" series. One unique thing about me I am in my...
  • Review: 'The Fierce Urgency of Now' by Julian E. Zelizer

    Review: 'The Fierce Urgency of Now' by Julian E. Zelizer
    In the mid-1960s, Congress passed and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a series of laws that came to be known as the Great Society, which set in motion the most transformative period of social change of the last half-century and delivered on many...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Joe Bryl

    Me, My Shelf and I: Joe Bryl
    Many people know Joe Bryl as one of Chicago's most prolific deejays. But the Back of the Yards resident — a former bookstore manager — is also an autodidact and bibliophile who, in addition to some 20,000 pieces of vinyl, owns an extensive...
  • Scott Blackwood on 'See How Small'

    Scott Blackwood on 'See How Small'
    In the aftermath of any murder, every community is in shock, especially when the victims are innocent and young. The clamor for justice — and for its attendant consolations, resolution and closure — is immediate, loud and vociferous. But...
  • Review: 'Honeydew' by Edith Pearlman

    Review: 'Honeydew' by Edith Pearlman
    What does it mean to be a contemporary master of the short story? To be a writer's writer? Edith Pearlman is described as both, often and rightfully. On her website, she offers one possible answer: "I am slow," she says. "A sentence often takes an hour to...
  • Science fiction roundup: 'Galapágos Regained,' more

    Science fiction roundup: 'Galapágos Regained,' more
    Galapágos Regained by James Morrow, St. Martin's, 477 pages, $28.99 For more than two decades, James Morrow has enjoyed a reputation as science fiction's premier religious satirist, largely because of his "Godhead Trilogy" — which began with the...
  • The Biblioracle: A new year with an old West

    The Biblioracle: A new year with an old West
    I understand how New Year's Day is supposed to work, that it is a time of renewal, for looking forward with promise and hope. But I go the opposite way. New Year's is the time I look back on the year just passed and think, "Welp, that's 365 days...
  • Review: 'The Martini Shot' by George Pelecanos

    Review: 'The Martini Shot' by George Pelecanos
    George Pelecanos is widely considered to be one of the best crime novelists going, but he's never fit all that comfortably into the genre. His writing is properly hard-boiled, his heroes are attractively flawed and his villains leave trails of blood...
  • Harriet Lane on 'Her'

    Harriet Lane on 'Her'
    Horror stories typically take place in all the expected places: gloomy mansions, torture chambers, dark alleys. We know from Edgar Allan Poe's description of Roderick Usher's house, well before we step inside, that nothing good will happen there. But in...
  • How to build a better book club

    How to build a better book club
    The new year is a time when people turn the page and begin a new chapter in their lives. What better time to consider joining or starting a book club? "Book groups broaden one's perspective by exposing participants to various subjects and viewpoints,"...
  • Roundup: Books for the soul

     Roundup: Books for the soul
    Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace by Anne Lamott, Riverhead, 287 pages, $22.95 Anne Lamott is practically a household word in the peeling-back-the-soul department. She's utterly disarming. She's hysterically funny. One minute, you're...