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Sometimes I wonder how many books I've read in my four decades. Thousands, anyway — maybe tens of thousands — since the first one, about a choo-choo, when I was not quite 3. Right up to Anne Carson's “Autobiography of Red,”...
How does an author of seriously literary fiction discover one of his books was owned by Bernie Madoff, the investor who defrauded his clients of billions of dollars? He sees it listed in an auction on EBay. That's how Rick Moody came to know that Madoff's...
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The DNA of a battle that helped turn the tide of a war going horribly wrong for America lay buried just six inches below the surface in a Kent County cornfield. For nearly two centuries, the musket balls, canister shot and other artifacts from intense...
Ada Lovelace, who has been called the world's first computer programmer and the "enchantress of numbers," was honored by Google on Monday with a Google Doodle marking her 197th birthday. If you've never heard of this mathematical pioneer, you are not...
It was a very surprising answer to a common question, at least for singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson. When asked Thursday during a phone interview how life has been treating him, he responded: "Everything is really good. I have no complaints at all...
Richard Chamberlain treats fellow actor Heather Tom abominably. Without apology. Night after night. On stage, that is. The tall, silver-haired veteran of stage and screen is heading the cast of “The Heiress,” the classic drama by Ruth and...
The Downswing Golf BlogWelcome back, Phil. Welcome back, Ernie. A couple of former champions who had drifted away because of scheduling issues are back for this week’s Byron Nelson Championship, joining defending champion Keegan Bradley to help restore some of the...
Late Sunday night, there was a radiant light in the face of the Chicago actress Carolyn Hoerdemann. "This all reminds me of the early days of the European Rep," she said, ebulliently, referencing one of Chicago's most influential avant-garde troupes of...
By Amy WilentzI'd been working as a lowly scrub at the Nation in New York when, in 1979, I was asked to track down Christopher Hitchens on a trip I happened to be taking to London. My assignment: To lure him to come work for us. I was a convincing emissary, because...
North Suburban Actresses Featured in Tennessee Williams’ Fantasy “Camino Real” at the Goodman TheatreTribLocal - EvanstonBy Carrie Swearingen In his first American-grown production, untamed and often controversial Spanish director Calixto Bieto routes the Goodman Theatre’s production of Tennessee Williams’ cosmic …...
Special to Tribune Newspapers"This Thing Called the Future" By J. L. Powers Cinco Puntos Press, 208 pages, $16.95 Ages 13 and up Khosi is a 14-year-old girl living on the edge of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. She has no luxuries in her life. She lives a small shack with her...
Staff reporterWEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 PARANORMAL SKEPTICISM Was pulmonary illness to blame for the idea of vampires? Are people mistaken when they spot "man-beasts" in the wilderness? Can the same be said for highly-trianed pilots who cross flight paths with UFOs? Joe...
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