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  • Remembering 'the eagle that is forgotten'

     
    John Peter Altgeld Reader Russell T writes: I grew up in Chicago and have been living in Aachen, Germany, for the past two and a half years. Yesterday, we had the day off for May Day, for which we have......
  • Esquire, adding fiction ebooks, goes back to the future

     
    Esquire returns to its roots with a new short fiction series while making it new, e-book style....
  • Festival of Books: Biographers create a vivid portrait of the 20th century

     
    For those who didn't go to hear Rodney King's conversation with Patt Morrison (and wait some time for King to show), the best bet for the same 12:30 p.m. time slot Saturday was an L.A. TImes Festival of Books panel......
  • Promised Land

     
    Century-old Llano del Rio—one man’s great hope for a Southern California Socialist utopia...
  • Alex Shakar, Stephen King win Times Book Prizes

     
    Alex Shakar's novel "Luminarium," about the role technology and spirituality play in shaping people's reality, and Stephen King's "11/22/1963," about a time traveler who attempts to prevent John F. Kennedy's assassination, were among the winners Friday at...
  • Book review: 'Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned' by John A. Farrell

    Book review: 'Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned' by John A. Farrell
    Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned John A. Farrell Doubleday: 400 pp., $32.50 For five stormy, pivotal decades, Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) was a towering figure in U.S. jurisprudence and politics. He served as defense lawyer for the people...
  • Richard Crowe and Resurrection Mary

    Recently Steve and Johnnie welcomed back in studio Chicago's Ghost Hunter Richard Crowe for his annual Halloween visit. During the course of the evening, they discussed various ghouls and goblins including everyone's favorite: Resurrection Mary. Below are...
  • Legal Aid: Changing Lives one Case at a Time

    Legal Aid: Changing Lives one Case at a Time
    A recent report by the Chicago Bar Foundation found more than a million low income people in Cook County need legal services, and there are only 300 legal aid attorneys to help them. The Legal Aid Society was started in the late 1800's by famous...
  • Authors rock Chicago's Metro with Story Week

    Authors rock Chicago's Metro with Story Week
    Does the term "literary rock 'n' roll" sound like an oxymoron? When you hear the word "reading," do you think of a self-important blowhard droning on while you snooze? Each year since 1996, the Fiction Writing Department of Columbia College Chicago...
  • Summer reading: Biographies

    All In From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ Jerry Yang with Mark Tabb Medallion: $24.95 Yang's memoir of becoming a world-class poker champion starts with his family, along with thousands of other Hmong, fleeing their Laotian homeland during the Vietnam...
  • 10 things you might not know about juries

    10 things you might not know about juries
    The Drew Peterson jury made news recently with its guilty verdict — and with its unusual note to the judge asking for the definition of "unanimous." And jury deliberation is expected later this month in another major case, the Christopher Vaughn...
  • Mike Thomas: Is FCAT a failure? No

    Now I know how Clarence Darrow felt during the Scopes Monkey Trial. That's what it's like debating people who oppose Florida's education reforms. No amount of evidence will convince them because it violates their belief system. Accepting that...