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  • 'Fifty Shades' of hype: List of absurd tie-ins to movie is long

    'Fifty Shades' of hype: List of absurd tie-ins to movie is long
    Talk about 50 shades of bombardment. This weekend, the highly anticipated movie “Fifty Shades of Grey,” based on the bestselling erotic novel, opens in theaters. The risque story line has already fueled some odd pop culture moments,...
  • How to raise a reader

    How to raise a reader
    Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes there’s one key book that captures a kid’s imagination and opens him or her up to the exciting world of fiction. Other times, a teacher who assigns great books in class sparks...
  • Review: 'Jam on the Vine' by LaShonda Katrice Barnett

    Review: 'Jam on the Vine' by LaShonda Katrice Barnett
    So many historical novels read like connect-the-dots puzzles or costume dramas, so one that is fresh, original and time-travels to an undiscovered past is a real discovery. In her debut novel, "Jam on the Vine," LaShonda Katrice Barnett focuses on how...
  • Veronica Roth writing new book series

    Veronica Roth writing new book series
    Veronica Roth fans can start the countdown. The "Divergent" author is set to write a new two-book series, HarperCollins Children's Books told The Associated Press on Monday. The books currently are untitled, with the first one expected in 2017 and the...
  • The Biblioracle: A fast break for book lovers

    The Biblioracle: A fast break for book lovers
    Is there anything worse in the world than Internet comments? Ebola? ISIS? The New York Knicks? On just about any site you care to name, the comments are a cesspool of ignorance, hatred and appalling spelling. There is an old spiritual with the line,...
  • Chicago book news: Curbside Splendor accepting submissions

    Chicago book news: Curbside Splendor accepting submissions
    Chicago-based publisher Curbside Splendor is accepting submissions through March 31. Submissions of poetry, art, photography and short fiction for the publisher's monthly e-magazine are free. Book submissions cost $10. For guidelines, visit...
  • Review: 'Aquarium' by David Vann

    Review: 'Aquarium' by David Vann
    "A beautiful book." This coded and cliched phrase, usually associated with a novel, generally speaks to an elegant use of language, a finely chiseled work of imagination. "Aquarium" by David Vann may be elegantly written and fiercely imagined, but it is...
  • Mohsin Hamid on 'Discontent and Its Civilizations'

    Mohsin Hamid on 'Discontent and Its Civilizations'
    Best known for his fiction, especially the acclaimed novels "Moth Smoke" (2000), "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" (2007) and "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" (2013), Mohsin Hamid maintains a fruitful sideline as an essayist and commentator on...
  • Audiobook roundup: 'Vanessa and Her Sister,' more

    Audiobook roundup: 'Vanessa and Her Sister,' more
    Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar, narrated by Emilia Fox, Clare Corbett, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Daniel Pirrie, Anthony Calf, Random House Audio, 10:52, $20 Priya Parmar spins a vivid novel about a singular relationship in "Vanessa and Her Sister," the...
  • From the archives: Chicago is fertile soil for a fledgling writer

    From the archives: Chicago is fertile soil for a fledgling writer
    Editor's note: This week, we take a look back at a 1977 piece by Saul Bellow. The essay, which appeared about a year after he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, was excerpted from the Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. Later this month, a new...
  • Mike Greenberg loves off-air work too

    Everyone has their idea of a dream job. Even those people who already have dream jobs. For the last 15 years, Mike Greenberg has teamed with Mike Golic for the popular "Mike & Mike" morning sports talk show that airs on ESPN Radio, ESPN2 and locally on...