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  • Lori Rader-Day

     Lori Rader-Day
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Home, since I live here. But when I moved here in 2001, I couldn't believe that I actually lived in Chicago. I mean Lived In Chicago. My husband and I had to keep reminding ourselves it was real. I'd lived...
  • Michael Lenehan

     Michael Lenehan
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? The lake. Lake Shore Drive. The portage between the Chicago and DesPlaines rivers, where the Great Lakes connect (almost) with the Gulf of Mexico--the reason Chicago exists. Who is an author you'd like...
  • Sculpture of Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy rises from London lake

    Remember the moment in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" when Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy emerges from the water? Swimmers in London’s Serpentine Lake have a large-scale reminder of the brooding and dashing Darcy --...
  • Jane Austen lands on Britain's 10-pound note

    Jane Austen lands on Britain's 10-pound note
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that the next face to grace the 10-pound note will be Jane Austen's, the Bank of England announced Wednesday. The author of the classic novels "Pride and Prejudice," "Emma" and "Sense and Sensibility" is expected...
  • How about a Harriet Beecher Stowe $10 bill

    How about a Harriet Beecher Stowe $10 bill
    Responding to complaints that famous women were underrepresented on British currency, the Bank of England this week announced that novelist Jane Austen will replace naturalist Charles Darwin on the 10-pound note beginning in 2017. Inevitably, the move has...
  • Will Jane Austen replace Charles Darwin on British money?

    Will Jane Austen replace Charles Darwin on British money?
    Here's evolution for you: Jane Austen may be set to replace Charles Darwin on the British £10 note. That's according to the retiring governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, who has said that the author of "Pride and Prejudice" is "quietly...
  • Edward Snowden's Russian summer reading list

    Welcome to Russia, Edward Snowden! Here’s a disturbing Russian novel, just to give you a sense of what you’ve gotten yourself into. The NSA leaker, stuck in a legal limbo in Moscow's international airport for a month now, was able to meet...
  • Sexual predator cries censorship over Jaycee Dugard memoir

    Sexual predator cries censorship over Jaycee Dugard memoir
    Eight years ago, a New York journalist named Peter Braunstein, then 41, forced his way into the apartment of a 34-year-old Manhattan woman by pretending to be a firefighter. He proceeded to drug the woman, a former colleague, and sexually assault her...
  • Karen Joy Fowler monkeys around with the family

    Karen Joy Fowler monkeys around with the family
    The '70s were a tough time to be a chimpanzee in America. Sure, some costarred with Clint Eastwood in movies and on TV in the inexplicable "BJ and the Bear," but the relationship between humans and primates was not a kind one in the scientific world, as...
  • Richard Robbins dies at 71; film composer had 2 Oscar nods

    Richard Robbins dies at 71; film composer had 2 Oscar nods
    Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...
  • Caldecott, Newbery Medals awarded by American Library Assn.

    Caldecott, Newbery Medals awarded by American Library Assn.
    The American Library Assn. announced its 2013 book award winners Monday at its annual national conference, held this year in Seattle. While the best-known awards are the John Newbery Medal and the Caledecott Medal, there are dozens of awards, each of...
  • The incredible shrinking Barnes & Noble

    The incredible shrinking Barnes & Noble
    Big box bookstores such as Barnes & Noble were once considered a major threat to the health of the book-selling industry, offering discounts, massive selections and lattes that independent bookstores could not. Now things have changed: Barnes & Noble is...