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  • Review: 'The Storm of the Century' by Al Roker

    Review: 'The Storm of the Century' by Al Roker

    Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina ripped into the New Orleans, killing more than 1,800 people and forever changing the Gulf Coast. Recovery continues to this day, and Katrina is rightly remembered as one of the most devastating hurricanes in American history. But it was not the worst storm to hit...

  • Renovations of Havre de Grace Opera House are underway

    Renovations of Havre de Grace Opera House are underway

    Supporters of the $3.2 million renovation of the historic Havre de Grace Opera House were o celebrate the beginning of the restoration work Thursday, in part by taking down the sign in front of the Union Avenue structure.

  • A real-life Maryland horror finds its place in fiction

    A real-life Maryland horror finds its place in fiction

    Julianna Baggott's newest novel is set partly at the Maryland School for Feeble Minded Children — a name so unapologetically pejorative, so Dickensian in its evocation of ragamuffins starving on watered-down gruel, that the hyper-imaginative author must surely have made it up.

  • Ann Beattie doesn't settle for easy solutions in 'The State We're In'

    Ann Beattie doesn't settle for easy solutions in 'The State We're In'

    "The State We're In," Ann Beattie's ninth book of short fiction, is a work of double meanings, beginning with that title: The 15 stories here take place in Maine, where the author spends part of each year, but it is also a reference to a more existential state.

  • Digital bookmobile stops at Miller Branch

    Digital bookmobile stops at Miller Branch

    The large 74-foot, colorful 18-wheel tractor trailer sitting in the parking lot of the Miller Branch of the Howard County Library System beckoned patrons into its cool rooms on a warm day on Aug. 21. Though there were no books to be seen, the trailer offered the latest best sellers, classic titles,...

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  • Hugo Awards: Rabid Puppies defeat reflects growing diversity in science fiction

    Hugo Awards: Rabid Puppies defeat reflects growing diversity in science fiction

    Since 1953, the annual Hugo Awards have been science fiction's equivalent of the Oscars, and like the Oscars they've had their hits and misses. But the awards presented Saturday night in Spokane at the World Science Fiction Convention, or Worldcon, represented the climax of one of the most contentious...

  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Salman Rushdie will receive the 2015 Chicago Tribune Literary Award and discuss his new book, "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights." 10 a.m., UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, $20, $15 for members, $10 for students/teachers, www.chicagohumanities.org, 312-494-9509

  • Me, My Shelf and I: Kathryn Coldiron

    Me, My Shelf and I: Kathryn Coldiron

    As director of the fine books and manuscripts department at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Kathryn Coldiron's job includes evaluating and cataloging everything from early printed books to autographed editions to Americana.

  • Review: 'A Manual for Cleaning Women' by Lucia Berlin

    Review: 'A Manual for Cleaning Women' by Lucia Berlin

    In one of Lucia Berlin's short stories, a bunch of junk in a dentist's office includes "domes you turned over and it snowed." Think how many writers you could ask for a simple description of a snow globe before one came up with that.

  • Joe Meno on 'Marvel and a Wonder'

    Joe Meno on 'Marvel and a Wonder'

    By Kevin Nance

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