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Lewis Museum names new executive director, Wanda Draper

Wanda Q. Draper will join the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture as the insitution's new executive director next month. Draper is currently WBAL-TV 11's director of programming and public affairs, and she will take on her new role Sept. 28. She replaces A....

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  • Rae Armantrout's new collection continues to find the right 'wrong' word

    Rae Armantrout's new collection continues to find the right 'wrong' word

    I initially misread the title of Rae Armantrout's new collection as “Party,” then opened the book to these lines: “Wait, I haven't found / the right word yet.” These fortuities seemed too pat, and I wondered if Armantrout, often associated with Language writing, had somehow rigged my nervous system....

  • Jillian Cantor's 'The Hours Count' plus more new paperbacks

    Jillian Cantor's 'The Hours Count' plus more new paperbacks

    The Hours Count: A Novel By Jillian Cantor; Riverhead, 368 pages, $16 By meshing fact with fiction, Jillian Cantor re-creates the life of a woman who befriended Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, the couple convicted and executed on June 19, 1953, for conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets....

  • On photography — in the smartphone era

    On photography — in the smartphone era

    In his new collections of essays, "Known and Strange Things" (the title is from a poem by Seamus Heaney), the writer and photographer Teju Cole covers lots of ground, metaphorically and otherwise. Roughly a third of the pieces are essays on literature written for The New Yorker and other magazines,...

  • Actor Nick Offerman to stop in Chicago, Minooka for book tour

    Actor Nick Offerman to stop in Chicago, Minooka for book tour

    Actor Nick Offerman is slated to return to his hometown of Minooka in October as part of a tour to promote his upcoming book about his passion for woodworking. Offerman is scheduled to meet fans at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Music Box Theatre and 1 p.m. Oct. 23 at Minooka High School, where he graduated...

  • 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...

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