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  • Review: 'The Folded Clock' by Heidi Julavits

    Review: 'The Folded Clock' by Heidi Julavits
    Heidi Julavits' new book, "The Folded Clock: A Diary," is a playful, intimate, and deeply insightful collection written over the course of two years. Beginning each entry with the simple "Today I …" along with a date, Julavits adopts the...
  • The Biblioracle: A free-range child lost in a world of books

    The Biblioracle: A free-range child lost in a world of books
    According to a plain language reading of the State of Illinois' statutes, my parents could've been locked up at any time between 1979 and 1984 for child neglect. Children younger than 14 are not allowed to go "unsupervised" for "unreasonable periods of...
  • Review: 'A Fine Romance' by Candice Bergen

    Review: 'A Fine Romance' by Candice Bergen
    In "A Fine Romance," Candice Bergen's follow-up to her best-selling 1984 memoir "Knock Wood," Bergen recounts two important romantic relationships in her life: her 15-year marriage to the late French filmmaker Louis Malle, and her current marriage to...
  • Review: 'On the Move' by Oliver Sacks

    Review: 'On the Move' by Oliver Sacks
    When Oliver Sacks lived in Los Angeles during his medical residency in the early 1960s, he would leave work on Friday and fly down Route 66 on his motorcycle, traveling 500 miles to the Grand Canyon for a weekend of hiking. "I would ride through the...
  • Review: 'Deal' by Bill Kreutzmann with Benjy Eisen

    Review: 'Deal' by Bill Kreutzmann with Benjy Eisen
    Like any formidable memoir from a counterculture veteran, "Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead" is heavy on sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. You know the kind I'm talking about: hotel after-parties that snap into...
  • Joan Kramer on 'In the Company of Legends'

    Joan Kramer on 'In the Company of Legends'
    When documentary filmmaker Joan Kramer was growing up in Rogers Park, she didn't realize that she would one day work with many of the beloved movie stars who thrilled her on the screens of the old Howard or Granada theaters. For years, Kramer regaled...
  • Authors David McCullough, Stacy Schiff Headline CT Forum

    Authors David McCullough, Stacy Schiff Headline CT Forum
    The Connecticut Forum will present a discussion by two Pulitzer Prize-winning authors on Saturday, May 9. "A Conversation with David McCullough and Stacy Schiff,'' who have written acclaimed biographies and narrative histories, will be moderated by...
  • Review: 'The Making of Zombie Wars' by Aleksandar Hemon

    Review: 'The Making of Zombie Wars' by Aleksandar Hemon
    Aleksandar Hemon's third novel, "The Making of Zombie Wars," follows "The Book of My Lives," a collection of autobiographical essays published two years ago. There, he told the story of his youth in his native Yugoslavia, later Bosnia and Herzegovina,...
  • Review: 'A God in Ruins' by Kate Atkinson

    Review: 'A God in Ruins' by Kate Atkinson
    Kate Atkinson just keeps getting better. That's a hell of a thing to say of someone whose debut novel, "Behind the Scenes at the Museum," nabbed the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year Prize from under Salman Rushdie's nose, provoking reactionary hand-...
  • Commissioners blast unapproved poll book purchase

    The purchase of electronic poll books without the approval of the Board of Commissioners was not done to circumvent their authority, a Republican member of the Baord of Elections said Wednesday. The Porter County Election Board executed three...
  • Review: 'Beyond' by Chris Impey

    Review: 'Beyond' by Chris Impey
    When Space Shuttle Atlantis skated down to Earth for the last time in 2011, it signaled the end of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program. But rather than heralding the twilight of a space age belonging to the 20th century, NASA's last shuttle mission...