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Tribune staff reporterOn a warm September day in Chicago, Rishad Tobaccowala counseled a roomful of Leo Burnett executives on how to sell high-tech gadgets -- told in terms of hot dogs. Tobaccowala, who has spent 30 years at Leo Burnett and affiliated agencies,...
Karl Rove: Fox News commentator, conservative who caused consternation on election night, major Republican strategist. And fan of metafictional writer Jorge Luis Borges. Yes, really. The news comes from Rove's own website (via Twitter). Since 2010, Rove...
-------------------- Woes of the True Policeman A Novel Roberto Bolaņo, translated from Spanish by Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 256 pp., $25 -------------------- An early death isn't the end for a writer. Like a special dispensation from...
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David Foster Wallace's posthumous career — Wallace committed suicide in 2008 at the age of 46 — has produced nearly as many books as his live one did. In 2010, David Lipsky came out with "Although of Course You End up Becoming Yourself: A Road...
Los Angeles Times Book CriticIf the last week has taught us anything, it’s the power, and limitations, of political narrative. First, there was Hurricane Sandy, which brought climate change back into the presidential race — and led to an essential photo op: President...
I'm usually reading four or five books at a time. At the moment, I'm in the middle of Husain Haddawy's enchanting translation of “The Arabian Nights” (forget Cervantes and Sterne — this is where postmodernism begins); Jean-Luc Marion's...
Fox 5 San Diego staffJosh Radnor, best known for the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, struck out on his first film – HappyThankYouMorePlease. In this movie, he hits it out of the park. Perhaps some of the themes you’ve seen before – age difference in...
I recently took one of those online quizzes to test your accent, and it declared, accurately, that I come from the "Central U.S." The test said my accent is essentially no accent, the one that's employed by television news anchors, who are supposed to...
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When the great English poet Philip Larkin worked at the University of Hull, he liked to say that the need to change trains in Doncaster meant most journalists, academics and other London irritants didn't bother to harass him. The American writer David...
D.T. Max knew what he was getting into when he decided to write a biography of David Foster Wallace. In March 2009, he published a long piece in the New Yorker about Wallace's suicide and the author's inability to finish "The Pale King," the novel left...
You know what's annoying? Experimental short stories. You know what else is annoying? Adam Levin. He is 35 and grew up on the North Shore. He is talented and can't do anything half- way, which makes him frustratingly, endearingly bold, the twin...
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