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A mostly 'glorious' goodbye from Dame Edna

Dame Edna, uber-megastar, told a packed house in Washington's National Theatre that she had been eagerly looking forward to performing in "the intellectual capital of the United States" -- but, unfortunately, there wasn't a venue available in Baltimore.

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  • Upcoming Chicago literary events
    Upcoming Chicago literary events

    May 12: Comedian Richard Lewis and illustrator Carl Nicholas Titolo will discuss Lewis' new book, "Reflections From Hell," with Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich. 6:30 p.m., City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., $28, $47 with copy of book. Note that free tickets will not be available for this premium...

  • Review: 'Missoula' by Jon Krakauer
    Review: 'Missoula' by Jon Krakauer

    Nestled in an ancient glacial lake bed in the Northern Rockies, Missoula is Montana's second largest city. It's bisected by the Clark Fork, a major tributary of the Columbia River, confluent with the Bitterroot River to the southwest and Big Blackfoot to the east. (The latter famously stars in...

  • Review: 'My Struggle: Book Four' by Karl Ove Knausgaard
    Review: 'My Struggle: Book Four' by Karl Ove Knausgaard

    There's a strong temptation to resist the Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard, whose vast six-part autobiographical novel "My Struggle" has gradually been appearing in English over the past few years. That's for two reasons. The first is the hushed, almost disbelieving admiration that our country's...

  • Me, My Shelf and I: Michi Trota
    Me, My Shelf and I: Michi Trota

    Words that loom large in Michi Trota's tag cloud (at geekmelange.com): diversity; geek culture; sexism; C2E2.

  • Instagram videos sum up Hemingway in 15 seconds
    Instagram videos sum up Hemingway in 15 seconds

    Forget Cliffsnotes. The Ernest Hemingway Foundation does “A Moveable Feast” in 15 seconds.

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