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  • Barney Rosset dies at 89; publisher fought censorship

    Barney Rosset, the renegade founder of Grove Press who fought groundbreaking legal battles against censorship and introduced American readers to such provocative writers as Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet, died Tuesday in...
  • Piri Thomas dies at 83; Latino writer

    Piri Thomas dies at 83; Latino writer
    For Piri Thomas, being a dark-hued Latino in 1930s New York was far from the best of worlds. His siblings were fair-skinned, like his Puerto Rican mother, but he took after his black Cuban father, whose unsettled feelings about race scarred both of them....
  • Mike Wallace dies at 93; '60 Minutes' pioneer

    Mike Wallace dies at 93; '60 Minutes' pioneer
    As the self-described "black hat" of television's premier newsmagazine "60 Minutes," Mike Wallace crafted a persona of a probing reporter known for his often caustic questioning of sometimes reluctant guests on the program. Beginning in 1968, as one of...
  • PASSINGS: Michael Davis, Dick Anthony Williams, Ric Waite

    PASSINGS: Michael Davis, Dick Anthony Williams, Ric Waite
    Michael Davis Bassist for rock band MC5 Michael Davis, 68, the bassist of influential late 1960s rock band MC5, died Friday of liver failure at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Calif., said his wife, Angela Davis. The Motor City Five, later known as MC5,...
  • Malcolm X's story critical in race relations

    Malcolm X's story critical in race relations
    Every so often a book comes along that changes the world in some way. Maybe it heralds the start of a social movement, or enlightens the world about events long hidden. Only in hindsight can we see what a difference such a book made. Here is one such...
  • Emanuel gets a few pointed questions at town hall meeting

    Emanuel gets a few pointed questions at town hall meeting
    Venturing outside his typically tightly-scripted settings, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday night found himself having to answer a few pointed questions about some of his early decisions. Mental health advocates questioned the new mayor about his decision to...
  • Emanuel to hold two budget hearings next week

    Emanuel to hold two budget hearings next week
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will host two meetings next week where Chicagoans will get a chance to tell him how to close the city's $635.7 million deficit to balance next year's city budget. The open houses will be held Monday at Kennedy-King College, 740 W. 63rd...
  • 'The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World' by John Wesley Carlos and Dave Zirin

    'The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World' by John Wesley Carlos and Dave Zirin
    Olympic runner John Carlos wants things done, and, as the people close to him came to understand, he demands that change within 48 hours. However, John Carlos had more than 48 hours to plan the bold statement he made after he won the bronze medal in the...
  • March 9: Author - Belva Davis Talks About Her Book, Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life in Journalism

    March 9: Author - Belva Davis Talks About Her Book, Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life in Journalism
    Belva Davis Event: Tonight 7:30 p.m. Women & Children First 5233 N. Clark Street Chicago 773-769-9299 www.womenandchildrenfirst.com www.belvadavis.com To purchase a copy of the book: Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life in Journalism...
  • National Book Award finalists announced - with an extra title

    National Book Award finalists announced - with an extra title
    A deceased biographer and a first-time bestselling novelist are among the finalists for the 2011 National Book Awards. Five finalists in four categories – fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature – were announced Wednesday...
  • Emanuel offers preview of Democratic National Convention speech

    Emanuel offers preview of Democratic National Convention speech
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday offered a preview of the theme of his speech at the Democratic National Convention next month: his insider’s view of the moves President Barack Obama made after taking office. “I'm going to testify to what I...
  • Anne Enright and Robert K. Massie receive first Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence

    Anne Enright and Robert K. Massie receive first Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence
    The American Library Association awarded Anne Enright and Robert K. Massie the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, respectively, on Sunday during the ALA's annual conference. Enright was recognized for her novel, "The...