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  • A July Fourth reading list

    A July Fourth reading list
    In celebration of July Fourth, Printers Row set out to create a reading list of patriotic books. But, how to define "patriotic"? We decided to have each contributing Tribune writer and editor pick a title that corresponds to his or her own definition....
  • 'State of Wonder' by Ann Patchett

    'State of Wonder' by Ann Patchett
    Prize-winning author Ann Patchett ("Bel Canto," "Truth and Beauty," "The Magician's Assistant") once confessed that the single most important artistic influence on her work is "The Poseidon Adventure," the 1933 Paul Gallico potboiler that was made into...
  • Chicago-area writers among the Society of Midland Authors' award winners

    Chicago-area writers among the Society of Midland Authors' award winners
    Former longtime Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Barnhart and his writing partner, Gene Schlickman, were among five Chicago-area writers winning recognition from the Society of Midland Authors, which announced winners of its annual Author Awards Wednesday...
  • Holiday gift book guide

    Holiday gift book guide
    Can't find the perfect gift? Here are some of the best, and somewhat unknown, gift books published in 2010. These choices have lots of photos and are perfect to put on a coffee table as conversation starters or boredom relievers. In this list we have...
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  • Tamoxifen: Useful breast cancer treatment

    Tamoxifen: Useful breast cancer treatment
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister, who is 47, has been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. Her doctor recommends she take tamoxifen for five years after her lumpectomy and radiation treatment. Why is this necessary? We don't have a family history of...
  • Top 10 new theme park rides for 2011

    Top 10 new theme park rides for 2011
    It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks. Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...
  • Is Homeland Security spending paying off?

    Is Homeland Security spending paying off?
    On the edge of the Nebraska sand hills is Lake McConaughy, a 22-mile-long reservoir that in summer becomes a magnet for Winnebagos, fishermen and kite sailors. But officials here in Keith County, population 8,370, imagined this scene: an Al Qaeda...
  • Book review: 'Nightshade' by Andrea Cremer

    Book review: 'Nightshade' by Andrea Cremer
    Nightshade A Novel Andrea Cremer Philomel Books: 456 pp., $17.99 Members of Team Jacob and Team Edward have a new love triangle with which they can take sides. Will it be the ripped-ab intellectual Shay or the smoldering playboy Ren? Readers of the...
  • Tsunami waves hitting Hawaii not unusually high

    Tsunami waves hitting Hawaii not unusually high
    Tsunami waves have reached Hawaii, but the first waves hitting the state are only about a foot higher than usual, according to officials and local news reports. Officials had ordered an evacuation of Hawaii's coastal areas after the devastating 8.9...
  • Republican candidates spent money to make money

    Republican candidates spent money to make money
    The huge infrastructure that President Obama is putting together for his reelection effort was already visible in the first few months of spending by his campaign, which doled out $10.5 million for a massive bricks-and-mortar operation based in Chicago....