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  • Poet Sterling Plumpp captures rhythms of the blues

    Poet Sterling Plumpp captures rhythms of the blues
    He is the poet laureate of Chicago jazz and blues, a man who conveys in words as much melody and rhythm as the musicians he immortalizes in print. For more than four decades, Sterling Plumpp has transformed the sounds of Chicago jazz giants – such...
  • PASSINGS: Ron Palillo, Al Freeman Jr., James M. Naughton

    PASSINGS: Ron Palillo, Al Freeman Jr., James M. Naughton
    Ron Palillo Actor played Arnold Horshack on 'Kotter' Ron Palillo, 63, an actor whose signature role was Arnold Horshack in the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Tuesday of a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said his agent, Jackie...
  • Fall Theater 2012: 46 more shows for the next few months

    Fall Theater 2012: 46 more shows for the next few months
    This summer might have been too darn hot, but the theater scene is about to zoom into the red zone. It's impossible to do justice to the awe-inspiring variety of work that is waiting in the wings this season at theaters large, small and in-between, but...
  • Martin Luther King Jr.: 12 essential reads

    Today the nation honors the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the reverend and activist who led the American civil rights movement. As King studied nonviolence as practiced by Gandhi and imagined by Henry David Thoreau, now his own life and work are the...
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
  • Toni Morrison leads U.S. delegation at Festival America in France

    Toni Morrison leads U.S. delegation at Festival America in France
    VINCENNES, France -- I am one of about five dozen invitees to the biennial Festival America book fair just outside Paris. Toni Morrison is the guest of honor at the event, which brings together authors from the Americas. Jennifer Egan is here too, along...
  • Nathan Englander examines identity

    Nathan Englander examines identity
    Every journalist's nightmare is the interview with the subject who responds to questions with one-sentence (or even one-word) answers. Fortunately, the writer Nathan Englander — who was in Chicago recently as the inaugural Crown Speaker Series...
  • Pioneering Actor Al Freeman Jr. Dies, Aged 78; Professor At Howard University

    Pioneering Actor Al Freeman Jr. Dies, Aged 78; Professor At Howard University
    (Reuters) - Actor Al Freeman Jr., perhaps best known for his portrayal of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's 1992 film "Malcolm X," has died, Howard University said on Friday. "It is with tremendous sadness that the passing of our...
  • As 'Bastard out of Carolina' turns 20, Dorothy Allison reflects on her career

    As 'Bastard out of Carolina' turns 20, Dorothy Allison reflects on her career
    In her potent memoir and manifesto, “Two or Three Things I Know for Sure,” Dorothy Allison writes, “Oh, I could tell you stories that would darken the sky and stop the blood.” And then she declares, “I am not here to make...
  • Chinese-American novelist to speak at UM

    Chinese-American novelist to speak at UM
    Maxine Hong Kingston's most recent book, "I Love a Broad Margin to My Life" — possibly the last from this pioneering Chinese-American novelist, memoirist, poet and activist — includes a glossary to help readers with all the loan words. "I...
  • Police Asking for Help Finding Missing Kalamazoo Township Man

    Police Asking for Help Finding Missing Kalamazoo Township Man
    Kalamazoo Township Police Department is asking for help finding a man who has been missing for four days, according to his family. Family members say James William Baldwin, 39, was last seen on Friday, Oct. 26 in the early the evening. He's said to be...
  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...