| May 10, 2011
| 11:25 AM
Finalists for the first annual Indie Booksellers Choice Awards have been released by Melville House, the Brooklyn-based publisher who co-sponsors the award along with Shelf Awareness, a trade organization that supports independent booksellers.
| Jan 28, 2011
| 3:52 PM
There are some books that all but shout, "Put me on the big screen!" and "In With the Devil: A Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption" is one of them.
The "fallen hero" of the title is the book's co-author, a former drug...
| May 6, 2011
| 12:34 PM
When novelist Sigrid Nunez accepted a part-time job helping Susan Sontag cope with correspondence that had built up during her first bout with cancer, she thought that she'd found exactly the job she needed: one that would not interfere with her own...
| Nov 27, 2010
At first glance it doesn't seem the books "Understand Rap" and "ZooBorns" would have much in common.
But both books share Chicago roots, have 30-year-old authors, came out in 2010 and were written with the help of readers of their Web sites.
| Aug 22, 2011
| 7:23 PM
Bravo's "Real Housewives" are coming to Water Tower Place mall.Countess LuAnn de Lesseps ("New York") will sign copies of her book "Class with the Countess" on August 31. Gretchen Rossi ("Orange County") will "style" guests September 1. Teresa Giudice...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Shortly after running into Vince Vaughn down the street from the Ritz-Carlton hotel Friday afternoon, Michael Rapaport, director of “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest,” relayed the experience to Tribe Called Quest...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 4:48 PM
Bush and Chevelle will perform a free concert at Congress Theater August 18. The show is part of the Samsung AT&T Summer Krush concert series, which takes place in nine cities and features a different line-up each night.
To get tickets, go to...
| Aug 14, 2011
Despite the wild ride our retirement accounts took this month, knock wood it wasn't the week that was — in October 1929.
On Tuesday, Wall Street rallied, at least temporarily, and then yo-yo'd through the week. On Oct. 29, 81 years ago, the...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 1:15 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Crispin Glover was born in New York on this date in 1964. This birthday guy has made a name for himself with his eccentric performances in films, including George McFly in the first "Back to the Future" film, Andy Warhol in "The Doors"...
| Oct 18, 2010
The wife of the Chicago businessman who scouted targets for the 2008 Mumbai attacks gave details about his ties to Pakistani militant groups to federal agents in New York City three years before the assault.
The FBI chased down the leads but determined...
| Feb 14, 2011
The average man produces hundreds of billions of sperm cells in his lifetime. Only a minuscule fraction of those little guys ever manage to swim far enough and fast enough to fertilize an egg. Successful sperm must be strong. It stands to reason then that...