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Region's innovative arts education and programs give outlet, experience

At Baltimore Youth Arts, teenagers are painting murals around the city. At Mercy High School, students are performing alongside music and theater professionals. And at Creative Alliance, kids are using Baltimore club music to learn new dance techniques. Around the region, new and innovative educational...

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  • Reader of the Week: Gayl Dasher Smith

    Reader of the Week: Gayl Dasher Smith

    Who I am: My name is Gayl Dasher Smith and I am from Naperville. What makes me unique: Every Saturday from the time I was 8 until I was 13, my best friend and I would walk to our local Chicago Library branch. I can still remember the smell, which I smelled again last summer when I went to the Library...

  • Chicago Youth Poet Laureate used books to get through breakup, bullying

    Chicago Youth Poet Laureate used books to get through breakup, bullying

    "I've been into poetry since I was in elementary school," says 19-year-old E'mon Lauren, who grew up in Burbank/Ashburn on Chicago's South Side. "When I got to ninth grade, right from the go, I was pulled into (youth poetry event) Louder Than a Bomb. It's a true fairy tale how I ended up there."...

  • 5 Chicagoland best-sellers

    5 Chicagoland best-sellers

    For the week of August 21. Participating bookstores: Barbara's Bookstores (Chicago), The Book Cellar (Chicago), Seminary Co-op Bookstore and 57th Street Books (Chicago), Anderson's Bookshop (Naperville), The Book Stall at Chestnut Court (Winnetka), Women & Children First Bookstore (Chicago), The...

  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Bullseye (Michael Bennett #9)" by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown, $28). Last week: — 2. "Sweet Tomorrows: A Rose Harbor Novel" by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine, $26). Last week: — 3. "The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel" by Colson Whitehead...

  • Chelsea Martin's 'Mickey' reads like a letter from a teen

    Chelsea Martin's 'Mickey' reads like a letter from a teen

    If novelist Jean Rhys had lived into the age of social media, then she might have written a book like "Mickey," the funny, depressive, and semi-stream-of-consciousness new novella by Chelsea Martin. For a book that is largely about the loneliness of a life lived through the distancing mediation...

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