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South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND — Seeing pitches to hit is a good thing for a baseball player. Seeing your breath? Not so much. Brandon Drury struggled when the South Bend Silver Hawks opened the season in near-freezing temperatures. Lately, he’s been...
Tags: Baseball, Martin Prado, Justin Upton, James Loney, Corey Seager
In the late 1960s, Judy Juanita was a college undergraduate in the Bay Area and editor of a Black Panther Party newspaper. Now her new novel, "Virgin Soul" (Viking, $26.95), recounts the story of Geniece, an undergraduate who joins the Panthers. But...
Are Mark Buehrle's old friends about to start missing him? Sooner or later, it is bound to happen. You don't win 161 games for a franchise and leave at age 32, with a sturdy arm still capable of 200-plus innings, without your name coming up in a...
Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
These are very sweet days for Sugar Blue. In a few months, he'll be a father once more, his wife and bass player Ilaria Lantieri expecting their first child together in late May or early June. In the meantime, the two — who own a home in...
It's almost as if Kevin Smokler found himself in 30-something detention: well into adulthood, he was sentenced to go back and re-read the books he read in high school English class. He might have escaped if he hadn't been passing notes in class written...
-------------------- Searching for Zion The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora Emily Raboteau Atlantic Monthly Press: 320 pp., $25 -------------------- In 1965, author and civil rights essayist James Baldwin appeared at the Cambridge Union...
Tags: NPR, Israel, Jamaica, Civil Rights, William F. Buckley
Today the nation honors the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the reverend and activist who led the American civil rights movement. As King studied nonviolence as practiced by Gandhi and imagined by Henry David Thoreau, now his own life and work are the...
Every journalist's nightmare is the interview with the subject who responds to questions with one-sentence (or even one-word) answers. Fortunately, the writer Nathan Englander — who was in Chicago recently as the inaugural Crown Speaker Series...
In her potent memoir and manifesto, “Two or Three Things I Know for Sure,” Dorothy Allison writes, “Oh, I could tell you stories that would darken the sky and stop the blood.” And then she declares, “I am not here to make...
Tags: Libraries, Literature, Lobbying, Authors, Politics
Maxine Hong Kingston's most recent book, "I Love a Broad Margin to My Life" — possibly the last from this pioneering Chinese-American novelist, memoirist, poet and activist — includes a glossary to help readers with all the loan words. "I...
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