| Oct 4, 2010
| 5:20 PM
By David Heinzmann
Gale, 327 pages, $25.95
With "A Word to the Wise," longtime Chicago Tribune crime reporter David Heinzmann joins the ranks of newsmen turned novelists, weaving an engaging tale of murder, mayhem and corruption in a city he knows...
| Oct 1, 2010
| 3:48 PM
"The Writing Circle"
By Corinne Demas Hyperion/Voice, 293 pages. $23.99
There's at the very least one aphorism about books and their covers. But what about writers and their looks, authors and their behavior? That veers onto more psychological terrain,...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 8:58 AM
"Last Words of the Executed"
By Robert K. Elder
Foreword by Studs Terkel
University of Chicago Press, 301 pages, $22.50
Robert K. Elder begins his oddly affecting, 'Last Words of the Executed,' with the final utterance of Marmaduke Stevenson, who was...
| Oct 1, 2010
| 4:11 PM
"How Did You Get This Number"
By Sloane Crosley Riverhead, $25.95, 274 pages
Whether she likes it or not, Sloane Crosley keeps being compared to Carrie Bradshaw. Oregon Live called her book “I Was Told There’d Be Cake” “a cooler...
| Oct 5, 2010
| 10:04 AM
"Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre"
By Heather Cox Richardson
Basic Books, 392 pages, $28.95
Heather Cox Richardson’s superb new book should come labeled: Warning! Reading the contents may lead to depression.
| Oct 18, 2010
| 8:07 AM
"American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People Before Independence"
By T.H. Breen Hill & Wang, 324 pages, $27
Founding Father John Adams, looking back at the heady and trying days of the American Revolution, famously wrote “...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 3:53 PM
"True Stories of False Confessions"
Edited by Rob Warden and Steven A. Drizin
Northwestern University Press, 514 pages, $27.95
Recent decades have seen more than 100 death row exonerations in the United States, sparking tough questions about how such...
| Jan 11, 2011
A reader asks: Are there other health insurance options besides high-risk pools for people who can't get coverage in the individual market because of a preexisting condition?
The answer: It depends on where you live.
Under the current health insurance...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 2:07 PM
Well, that didn't last long.
Six Flags Magic Mountain will relinquish sole ownership of the coveted title of "Roller Coaster Capital of the World" later this year when the Valencia, Calif., amusement park removes one of its record-setting 18 coasters....
| Dec 24, 2010
| 8:32 PM
"Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry: Stories"
By Christine Sneed
Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 152 pages, $24.95
Why do you want to take your precious time and give yourself over to the first collection of short fiction by a relatively...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 3:30 AM
Six Flags unveiled its 2012 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides, water slides and live shows at the amusement park chain's 12 North American locations.
> Photos: New attractions coming to Six Flags parks in 2012
New Six Flags President and Chief...