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  • Absence of 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' might impact authors

    Absence of 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' might impact authors
    For fans of late night political comedy, this is a very bad year. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, the twin pillars of the genre, are vacating the hosting chair of their respective Comedy Central shows — Colbert to CBS where he takes control of...
  • Review: 'In the Beginning Was the Sea' by Tomás González

    Review: 'In the Beginning Was the Sea' by Tomás González
    In the Beginning Was the Sea" by Tomás González is a deeply unsettling examination of consumerism and its effects on the sleepy but stunning coast of northwestern Colombia. Originally published more than 30 years ago by the Bogotá nightclub where González...
  • Review: 'The Strange Case of Rachel K' by Rachel Kushner

    Review: 'The Strange Case of Rachel K' by Rachel Kushner
    In 2013, a firestorm raged briefly around Rachel Kushner's second novel, "The Flamethrowers." Kushner wrote about motorcycles and war and '70s New York in prose The New Yorker's James Wood described as "scintillatingly alive." Frederick Seidel of The...
  • Review: 'The Whistleblower' by Bob Katz

    Review: 'The Whistleblower' by Bob Katz
    March Madness means an annual descent into consuming massive amounts of college basketball. Even though the players might change, fans will be reunited with the familiar antics of long-time coaches and uniform colors of dominant programs such as...
  • Advice to authors suffering writer's block at book-signings

    Advice to authors suffering writer's block at book-signings
    Most writers I know will admit that they suffer bouts of writer's block from time to time, ones they might combat by taking their dogs for long walks, disappearing into the soothing dark of a movie matinee, or chasing double-shots of espresso with a...
  • Evanston author Lynn Sloan publishes debut novel

    Evanston author Lynn Sloan publishes debut novel
    Principles of Navigation," Evanston resident Lynn Sloan's debut novel, is something of a time capsule. She completed it in 1999, but the novel sat in her desk drawer for more than a decade after her New York agent abruptly quit the business six days after...
  • Readers of the Week: Patty Spannagel and Layla Winn

    Readers of the Week: Patty Spannagel and Layla Winn
    Who we are Patty Spannagel and Layla Winn, 8, from Arlington Heights and Normal, respectively. One unique thing about us We are grandmother and granddaughter who share a love of Nancy Drew mystery stories. The books in Patty's Nancy Drew...
  • Riikka Kuittinen curates compelling street art in 'Street Craft'

    Riikka Kuittinen curates compelling street art in 'Street Craft'
    In the landscape of street art, graffiti paved the way for guerrilla gardening and yarnbombing. In "Street Craft," Riikka Kuittinen thoughtfully explores this evolution, offering a catalog of highly ephemeral art that has popped up worldwide in potholes,...
  • Author David Bezmozgis To Be Honored At Mandell JCC

    Author David Bezmozgis To Be Honored At Mandell JCC
    Author David Bezmozgis has won the 2014 Edward Lewis Wallant Award, presented yearly by the University of Hartford's Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. Bezmozgis, who was born in Latvia and lives in Toronto, won for his novel, "The Betrayers"...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Bill Hillmann

    Me, My Shelf and I: Bill Hillmann
    Novelist and former boxer Bill Hillmann says he didn't read a book recreationally until he was 20 years old. "I was too busy getting into trouble and playing sports and stuff," he says. His outdoorsy father had urged him to read Hemingway, but Hillmann...
  • Review: 'Death in the Congo' by Emmanuel Gerard and Bruce Kuklick

    Review: 'Death in the Congo' by Emmanuel Gerard and Bruce Kuklick
    Patrice Lumumba was the first democratically elected leader of Congo. Born in 1925 and educated at mission schools, Lumumba deepened his mastery of French on his own and was proud of his facility with the language. Handsome, ambitious, brilliant,...