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  • The Biblioracle: Why books on paper may survive

    The Biblioracle: Why books on paper may survive
    Back in April I wrote about the increasing amount of evidence that the market share of e-books looks to be stabilizing and that printed books, unlike the compact disc or even the physical newspaper, are likely to endure. So far, this defies the...
  • Review: 'Empire of Deception' by Dean Jobb

    Review: 'Empire of Deception' by Dean Jobb
    Chicago in the 1920s seems to be an inexhaustible source for crime stories. The most famous — the 1919 Black Sox scandal (which broke in 1920), the kidnapping and murder of Bobby Franks in 1924 and the gangland exploits of Al Capone — have...
  • Review: 'The Underground Is Massive' by Michaelangelo Matos

    Review: 'The Underground Is Massive' by Michaelangelo Matos
    The first song I remember hearing that could be classified as electronic dance music was New Order's "Blue Monday." Released in 1983, it fused a martial drum machine rhythm with waves of icy synthesizers, and to a kid accustomed to the beige guitar rock...
  • Reader of the Week: Rochelle Lynn Holt

    Reader of the Week: Rochelle Lynn Holt
    Who I am: Rochelle Lynn Holt, born in Chicago before I lived in other states. Now I'm a snowbird between Fort Myers, Fla., and Bolingbrook for the past nine years. I taught for over 20 years before spending more time on my first career as a writer....
  • New in paperbacks: 'Michael Jordan: The Life'

    New in paperbacks: 'Michael Jordan: The Life'
    Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland Lazenby, 709 pages, Back Bay, $20 Lazenby examines the life and career of Michael Jordan, looking beyond the basketball highlights and commercial marketing successes to explore Jordan's personality and darker side,...
  • Science fiction roundup: 'The Water Knife,' more

    Science fiction roundup: 'The Water Knife,' more
    The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi, 376 pages, Knopf, $25.95 Paolo Bacigalupi has presented us with some pretty bleak futures in his short fiction and his multiple award-winning novel "The Windup Girl," but none have had quite the sense of immediacy...
  • Chicago book news: New Sara Paretsky novel forthcoming

    Chicago book news: New Sara Paretsky novel forthcoming
    "Brush Back" by Sara Paretsky will be published by G.P. Putnam's Sons July 28. In the novel, V.I. Warshawski gets tangled up with political bosses when she tries to exonerate the mother of an ex-boyfriend. Paretsky lives in Hyde Park. →The...
  • Review: 'Jacksonland' by Steve Inskeep

    Review: 'Jacksonland' by Steve Inskeep
    In the fledgling days of the United States, two distinct maps co-existed: the white man's, divided into states and territories, and the American Indian's, denoting the land claimed by native nations. These conflicting maps, with their frequently...
  • Review: 'Her 37th Year, An Index' by Suzanne Scanlon

    Review: 'Her 37th Year, An Index' by Suzanne Scanlon
    On the final two pages of her lyrical and slim — but far from slight — semi-autobiographical novella, "Her 37th Year, An Index," Suzanne Scanlon acknowledges no fewer than 48 "other writers and texts I've copied, (mis)quoted, reformulated,...
  • Flannery O'Connor honored with U.S. postage stamp

    Flannery O'Connor honored with U.S. postage stamp
    The U.S. Postal Service has been honoring authors in its Literary Arts stamp series since 1979 and has featured such writers as Ayn Rand, John Steinbeck and William Faulkner. The 30th stamp in their Literary Arts series honors Flannery O’Connor....
  • New in paperbacks: 'A Spy Among Friends' by Ben Macintyre

    New in paperbacks: 'A Spy Among Friends' by Ben Macintyre
    A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre, Broadway, 368 pages, $16 Macintyre examines the life of double-agent Kim Philby, who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence effort against the Soviet Union while working for the enemy. Philby became friends with...