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  • Chicago book news: Art Shay releases 'My Florence'

    Chicago book news: Art Shay releases 'My Florence'
    'My Florence: A 70-Year Love Story" by Art Shay will be published by Seven Stories Feb. 3. The Chicago-based photographer documents his marriage to Florence Gerson, who died in 2012 of ovarian cancer, and their family life in a collection of personal...
  • From the archives: Fanny Butcher on Virginia Woolf

    From the archives: Fanny Butcher on Virginia Woolf
    Editor's note: On the anniversary of Virginia Woolf's birthday — she would have been 133 years old Jan. 25 — we look back on Tribune critic Fanny Butcher's review of "A Room of One's Own," first published on Nov. 30, 1929. "A Room of One's...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: JC Steinbrunner

    Me, My Shelf and I: JC Steinbrunner
    JC Steinbrunner doesn’t shy away from 3,000-page tomes. In fact, several of the books in his Civil War–centric collection could serve double duty as doorstops. The painter and founder of the Salon Series — who lives in Lakeview with...
  • The Biblioracle: Patterson's new book is blowing up

    The Biblioracle: Patterson's new book is blowing up
    Immediately after turning in this column, I'm putting in a request to my Printers Row Journal overlords to increase my expense account to $294,038. Given that my current expense account is zero dollars, I might be in for some disappointment, but if a...
  • Miranda July on 'The First Bad Man'

    Miranda July on 'The First Bad Man'
    For most writers, publishing a first novel is a professional milestone unlikely to be matched by anything that came before. Not so with the multifaceted Miranda July, whose debut novel, "The First Bad Man," is just one more highlight of a career that...
  • Books to read while waiting for 'Serial'

    Books to read while waiting for 'Serial'
    When the 12th and final episode of the WBEZ Chicago podcast "Serial" aired in December, its millions of listeners wanted more. "Serial" explores one true story in depth over the course of a season. In the first season, host Sarah Koenig investigated the...
  • Review: 'Trigger Warning' by Neil Gaiman

    Review: 'Trigger Warning' by Neil Gaiman
    With public appearances that pack arenas like rock concerts and platforms that include graphic novels, movies, TV, audiobooks, radio, stage musicals and video games, Neil Gaiman is the sort of literary celebrity who comes around once a generation. And...
  • Reviews: 'The Game of Our Lives' by David Goldblatt, 'The Keeper' by Tim Howard

    You'd think Americans would be so overstuffed with televised sports that we wouldn't have room for anything new, but in 2012, NBC bet $250 million on a contrary proposition: The network made a three-year deal to broadcast and stream the soccer games of...
  • The Biblioracle: A Year of Books with Facebook

    The Biblioracle: A Year of Books with Facebook
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is starting a book club. My question: Who brings the wine? Is there an app for that? Zuckerberg announced the book club on — where else? — Facebook. He intends to read a book every other week for an entire...
  • As 'Fifty Shades of Grey' hits theaters, consider these books

    As 'Fifty Shades of Grey' hits theaters, consider these books
    The film adaptation of E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" is set to hit theaters this Feb. 13. The book has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and it has already broken records for ticket sales: Excited moviegoers made it the highest selling R-...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Thom Barthelmess

    Me, My Shelf and I: Thom Barthelmess
    Books occupy a sacred place in Thom Barthelmess' home, a renovated Humboldt Park church featuring exposed brick walls and eclectic modern decor. On a landing overlooking the living room, the librarian — now curator of the Butler Children's...