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  • Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

    Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
    If the predictions of pundits and pols hold true, voters in 2016 will have little to decide but choice of dynasty: Bush or Clinton. Where, oh where, are the new faces and names, the critics have been moaning. Yet, American politics has long been...
  • Sara Gruen on 'At the Water's Edge'

    Sara Gruen on 'At the Water's Edge'
    All of Sara Gruen's novels, including her massive 2006 best-seller "Water for Elephants," feature animals — horses, apes, the eponymous pachyderms — and her new book dangles the possibility of continuing that string in the surprising form of...
  • The Biblioracle: Not on my (Apple) watch

    The Biblioracle: Not on my (Apple) watch
    On the day of the announcement, as I watched the news of the Apple Watch scroll through my digital feeds, I experienced a mixture of amazement and horror. From what I could gather, the Apple Watch promises greater and greater connection —...
  • Review: 'Galileo's Middle Finger' by Alice Dreger

    Review: 'Galileo's Middle Finger' by Alice Dreger
    Alice Dreger had just left a session of the National Women's Studies Association where fellow academics savaged her research. She had known the panel would be far from flattering, and it was. The historian had twice petitioned organizers to be allowed...
  • Two Nelson Algren documentaries to screen soon

    Two Nelson Algren documentaries to screen soon
    When Nelson Algren died on May 9, 1981, he was near-broke, living in a ramshackle rental home in Sag Harbor, N.Y., and all alone. Not a fitting farewell for a writer Ernest Hemingway once rated second only to William Faulkner as America's greatest...
  • Review: 'The World Before Us' by Aislinn Hunter

    Review: 'The World Before Us' by Aislinn Hunter
    The romance of the archive is a puzzling genre. A.S. Byatt's "Possession," in which archival research unearths a Victorian love scandal and causes modern-day entanglements, is exemplary; brilliant, but hardly reflective of the prosaic realities of the...
  • Chicago book news: Roger Reeves wins Whiting Award

    Chicago book news: Roger Reeves wins Whiting Award
    Roger Reeves, assistant professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was recently named a recipient of a Whiting Award for his poetry. The $50,000 prize is given to authors and poets for "early accomplishment and the promise of great...
  • Review: 'The World Beyond Your Head' by Matthew B. Crawford

    Review: 'The World Beyond Your Head' by Matthew B. Crawford
    When it comes to dystopias, you can keep your "Hunger Games" and "1984s." The most terrifying vision of the future I've seen came in the movie "WALL-E," where a spaceship jammed with pampered, Earth-fleeing refugees glides aimlessly through the universe....
  • Spiritual roundup: 'Between the Dark and the Daylight,' more

    Spiritual roundup: 'Between the Dark and the Daylight,' more
    Between the Dark and the Daylight by Joan Chittister, Image, 173 pages, $20 As a believer that there is much wisdom to be mined at the margins, those in-between spaces in life where all is not either this way or that, I was drawn first by the title...
  • Review: 'Unabrow' by Una LaMarche

    Review: 'Unabrow' by Una LaMarche
    The cover of "Unabrow," the first essay collection by young-adult novelist Una LaMarche, is a portrait of the author as a young, cute, eager, unibrowed girl. "Poor thing," one thinks, imagining the bullying, the self-doubt, the suffering this child must...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Anthony Romero and Abigail Satinsky

    Me, My Shelf and I: Anthony Romero and Abigail Satinsky
    "This book is about how to intellectually be together," says Abigail Satinsky, associate director of Threewalls, pulling out a copy of "The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study," by Stefano Harney and Fred Moten. "It's about how everyday social...