| Dec 16, 2011
| 2:58 PM
As 2011 comes to a close, we take a minute to reflect on the year's best in the world of publishing. Here is the list of our favorites, all published this year:
"The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain
This gorgeous novel portrays the whirlwind...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:45 PM
At the end of this year, we stop to recognize the wonderful work put out by authors living in or originally from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Here is the list of our favorite titles from 2011:
"The Year We Left Home" by Jean Thompson
| Jan 29, 2012
New Mexico: This year, New Mexicans mark 100 years of statehood. But much of the state's appeal stems from its human history that goes back much further. (In 2010, Santa Fe celebrated 400 years of cityhood.) Explore here: the adobe architecture and art...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 8:45 AM
Professor Richard Vatz may be correct in his assumption that there is a bias against conservatives on college campuses, but I believe that it is for good reason ("The diversity hoax: On campus conservatives need not apply" June 23) .
He quotes studies...
| Jul 3, 2011
To End All Wars
A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 450 pp., $28
We think of Europe in 1914 as a continent all too eager for war — volunteers jamming recruiting offices, festooned soldiers...
| Jun 30, 2011
Thriller, Women's Fiction, Memoir, Young Adult, Children's and Non-Fiction, we've got a look at some hot Summer beach reads.
Non fiction: A WORLD ON FIRE BY AMANDA FOREMAN: The author, who wrote Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire, which was turned into the...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 11:13 AM
The Shore Leave 32 science fiction convention returns Friday-Sunday, July 8-10, at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn. This event will include workshops, a film festival, a masquerade contest, an art show and a host of dealers selling memorabilia. There will...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 12:29 PM
It's the height of summer, so don't miss out on these family-friendly excursions:
Global Fusion Festival: Journey to Philadelphia for one day of non-stop entertainment that celebrates bringing diverse communities together for a cultural...
| Jul 22, 2011
The Swingin' Swamies are scheduled for the Summer Concert series at River Hill shopping center Friday, July 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. They provide Swingin' entertainment with Jazz, Latin rhythms, R&B and soul music. There's something for every musical taste....
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:02 AM
Back in 1963, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his now famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, the National Mall overflowed with people who'd traveled from near and far seeking equality for all Americans.
Almost a half-...
| Aug 17, 2011
While many Americans rightly associate King with his Atlanta birthplace, the nation's capital also boasts a unique and substantial connection to the leader.
Visitors to Washington who would like to explore civil rights beyond the new memorial have plenty...