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  • Review: 'Love Me Back' by Merritt Tierce

    Review: 'Love Me Back' by Merritt Tierce
    There's only two times in a restaurant: before and after," an Olive Garden waiter says to the young narrator of "Love Me Back" during her first training shift. "You walk in, you white-knuckle it, try not to f— up till it's over and then it's over."...
  • '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...
  • Lena Dunham and Laurie Penny rewrite womanhood for the 21st century

    Lena Dunham and Laurie Penny rewrite womanhood for the 21st century
    "What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open," poet Muriel Rukeyser wrote in 1968, a moment when the world was already splitting open and women had started to tell the truth about their lives (not to mention...
  • Hector Tobar's 'Deep Down Dark' chronicles Chile's mine-shaft miracle

    Perhaps only the most determined recluse could have remained unaware of the drama that played out four years ago on the deserts of northern Chile. Readers will recall the incredible story of 33 miners trapped deep under ground after a massive explosion...
  • Wheaton's Women, Words and Wine Book Club

    Wheaton's Women, Words and Wine Book Club
    Our club: We are the Wheaton's Women, Words and Wine Book Club. We formed 40 years ago when a group of us sent our youngest children off to kindergarten. We agreed to discuss only the books and not mention our children, and now we try not to mention our...
  • Sarah Waters mixes crime and romantic strangers in 'Paying Guests'

    Sarah Waters seems to revel in 19th and 20th century British history as a dolphin does in water: Her literary depictions of domestic life, manners, architecture, class structure, the weight of war and the volatility of love all appear as effortless as...
  • Meg Wolitzer's 'Belzhar' nurses its teens back to emotional health

    Meg Wolitzer's 'Belzhar' nurses its teens back to emotional health
    Meg Wolitzer's fiction has attracted a great many superlatives over the last three decades. "The Interestings," published last year, prompted a reviewer for the Guardian to declare Wolitzer a "writer of prodigious energy and detail." The New York Times'...
  • Martin Amis takes on Nazi love in 'Zone of Interest.' Really.

    Martin Amis takes on Nazi love in 'Zone of Interest.' Really.
    When it comes to the Holocaust, enough already, sometimes, am I right? Enough art, music, books, museums concerning that outrage of the last century, that crime beyond all crimes, that archetype of man's inhumanity, etc. Of course, "enough of the...
  • Actor B.J. Novak's Brings His Unusual Children's Book To Madison

    Actor B.J. Novak's Brings His Unusual Children's Book To Madison
    You may know actor B.J. Novak from his hilarious role as Ryan the weasel-y temp on TV's "The Office,'' but he is a comedian, director, producer and author, too. Novak won praise for his debut story collection, "One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories"...
  • Lawrence Wright's new book vividly recalls 1978 Camp David summit

    Lawrence Wright's new book vividly recalls 1978 Camp David summit
    There's an air of tragedy hovering over Lawrence Wright's excellent new book on the 1978 peace negotiations at Camp David, presided over by then-President Jimmy Carter. During those fateful autumn days, the world watched as three world leaders —...