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  • The unconventional family that gave birth to Wonder Woman

    The unconventional family that gave birth to Wonder Woman
    Now nearly 73, Wonder Woman has become a relatively uncontroversial cultural icon in her old age, for sale on countless lunch boxes, T-shirts and collectible toys — even gracing the big screen in her very own motion picture slated for 2017. In...
  • Amy Poehler memoir 'Yes Please' is smart, funny, a little messy

    Amy Poehler memoir 'Yes Please' is smart, funny, a little messy
    Amy Poehler has written a book. Called "Yes Please," it is, as Poehler fans might expect, funny, wise, earnest, honest, spiritually ambitious, occasionally self-indulgent and structurally messy. It also feels a bit overdue. So many of her friends and...
  • 5 artists to watch from 'The Best American Comics of 2014'

    5 artists to watch from 'The Best American Comics of 2014'
    A comic made with mylar that contains no words or figures. A detailed graphic memoir of a father's grisly death. Moody blue paintings in comics form. The annual compendium "The Best American Comics" was just released this week by Houghton Mifflin...
  • Jonathan Eig's 'Birth of the Pill' a deft study of revolution

     Jonathan Eig's 'Birth of the Pill' a deft study of revolution
    The most transformative technology to affect the lives of women in the 20th century might seem an odd subject for Jonathan Eig, the bestselling author known for his books about the lives of notables such as Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig and Al Capone. But...
  • From the Library Of... Danya Ruttenberg

    From the Library Of... Danya Ruttenberg
    "I was always kind of a nerdy kid," says Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, scanning her extensive book collection in the Evanston condo she shares with her husband and sons. "Aha! Here it is," she says, pulling out the first book she ever wrote, a pastel-colored...
  • Norman Lear's memoir looks back at family and 'Family'

    Norman Lear's memoir looks back at family and 'Family'
    At 92, Norman Lear belongs to a world-tilting generation of writers that, these days, he has almost all to himself. Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks and not many others remain from the great westward migration of talent that began after Sept. 4, 1951, when the...
  • Images move, evaporate in Killarney Clary's 'Shadow of a Cloud'

    Images move, evaporate in Killarney Clary's 'Shadow of a Cloud'
    Twenty-five years ago, Killarney Clary's first collection made an international splash: The prose poems of "Who Whispered Near Me" wove evanescent description of Clary's native Los Angeles, from her childhood's backyards to her office mates' cubicles,...
  • Fuminori Nakamura's 'Last Winter, We Parted' blurs reality, invention

     Fuminori Nakamura's 'Last Winter, We Parted' blurs reality, invention
    "Last Winter, We Parted," the third novel by Japan's Fuminori Nakamura to appear in English, is crime fiction that pushes past the bounds of genre, occupying its own nightmare realm. The book begins with its narrator, an unnamed writer, interviewing a...
  • Run (and laugh) at 3rd Runner's World Half & Festival

    Run (and laugh) at 3rd Runner's World Half & Festival
    There's nothing funny about running a half marathon. For most people, it takes months of hard work, sweat, aches and pains. And despite the desire to "just finish" a 13.1 mile run, there's the added pressure to meet your training goal or set a...
  • Jonathan Eig on 'The Birth of the Pill'

    Jonathan Eig on 'The Birth of the Pill'
    Of all the inventions of the 20th century, the birth control pill arguably had the most profound effect on the everyday lives of human beings. By making widely available a convenient and effective form of contraception, the pill gave women control over...
  • Review: 'Bad Paper' by Jake Halpern

    Review: 'Bad Paper' by Jake Halpern
    When a person stops paying his credit card bill, the lending bank has 180 days to collect on what is owed before it is required, by law, to "charge off" the account and file it as a loss. Soon afterward, the bank will sell the rights to collect on the...