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  • Review: 'A God in Ruins' by Kate Atkinson

    Review: 'A God in Ruins' by Kate Atkinson
    Kate Atkinson just keeps getting better. That's a hell of a thing to say of someone whose debut novel, "Behind the Scenes at the Museum," nabbed the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year Prize from under Salman Rushdie's nose, provoking reactionary hand-...
  • Review: 'Beyond' by Chris Impey

    Review: 'Beyond' by Chris Impey
    When Space Shuttle Atlantis skated down to Earth for the last time in 2011, it signaled the end of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program. But rather than heralding the twilight of a space age belonging to the 20th century, NASA's last shuttle mission...
  • Commissioners blast unapproved poll book purchase

    The purchase of electronic poll books without the approval of the Board of Commissioners was not done to circumvent their authority, a Republican member of the Baord of Elections said Wednesday. The Porter County Election Board executed three...
  • For one year, reading books by only minority authors

    For one year, reading books by only minority authors
    In 2014, I decided that for the entire year, I wouldn't read books written by white authors. My goal was to address the reading practices I developed growing up in Australia, where white authors have dominated the literary world. My high school reading...
  • 'Lengthen and strengthen' at barre3

    'Lengthen and strengthen' at barre3
    Warm weather is here again! This means getting reacquainted with longer days, shorter sleeves and, if you're a winter bum like me, harder workouts. Whether you are looking to lose weight, build strength or just improve your overall well-being,...
  • The Biblioracle: Ending my reading slump with a 'Sellout'

    The Biblioracle: Ending my reading slump with a 'Sellout'
    Three weeks ago, I lamented my reading slump, which was rooted in trying to read books that others seemed to think were important, and I declared that I would go to the store and choose a book for no other reason than it seemed to call to me in that...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Michi Trota

    Me, My Shelf and I: Michi Trota
    Words that loom large in Michi Trota's tag cloud (at geekmelange.com): diversity; geek culture; sexism; C2E2. The managing editor of science-fiction/fantasy (SFF) magazine Uncanny and an organizer for the Chicago Nerd Social Club, Trota is a regular...
  • Review: 'The Dream Lover' by Elizabeth Berg

    Review: 'The Dream Lover' by Elizabeth Berg
    Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dudevant, née Dupin, is not a household name, yet she has the distinction of being France's first best-selling female novelist. Dudevant wrote under a pseudonym — George Sand — and is known more for wearing men's...
  • E-reader: Brotherly love, expressed virtually

    E-reader: Brotherly love, expressed virtually
    Come on Sister by Kevin Nguyen, 20-minute read, Midnight Breakfast free In his essay "Come on Sister", Kevin Nguyen gets a glimpse into his younger sister Olivia's world of boyfriend drama, pop music and "Kafkaesque" college applications after stumbling...
  • Young adult roundup: 'Love & Profanity' and more

    Young adult roundup: 'Love & Profanity' and more
    Love & Profanity edited by Nick Healy, Switch, 232 pages, $16.95, ages 14+ "I watched myself from outside myself so as not to be so tiny and so hopeful, and when I turned the doorknob, I fell in." Here Heather Sellers, one of 43 gifted authors who...
  • Review: 'My Struggle: Book Four' by Karl Ove Knausgaard

    Review: 'My Struggle: Book Four' by Karl Ove Knausgaard
    There's a strong temptation to resist the Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard, whose vast six-part autobiographical novel "My Struggle" has gradually been appearing in English over the past few years. That's for two reasons. The first is the hushed,...