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  • Under a literary spell

    Under a literary spell
    As Lucy Kobbs turned the final page of the seventh and last book in the "Harry Potter" series, she took a pencil to the wall beside her bed and memorialized the end of an era: 7/22/07, 3:20 a.m. "It's one of those books that will stick with me for life,"...
  • Ridgewood Book Club

    Ridgewood Book Club
    The Ridgewood Book Club has been meeting since 1968. The club is named for the subdivision in Western Springs where most of us still live. Our book club reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction. One of our members asks annually to have "Great...
  • Different Views Barrington Book Club

    Different Views Barrington Book Club
    Our club has been meeting for about 10 years. We started out with six neighbors and have expanded to 11 current members. Our membership includes a lawyer, nurse, teacher, administrative assistant, freelance writer and small-business owner. Our...
  • Closet Geek Book Group

    Closet Geek Book Group
    Our book club has only three members. We work at the same company, which allows for ongoing discussion of the book as we read. We've been together for almost four years and are on our 38th book. Sometimes our book selection inspires field trips....
  • Step right up!

    Step right up!
    Charles Dickens was many things: great writer, canny businessman, philandering husband. But he was also one other thing: magnificent performer. After a preshow meal of a dozen oysters and ample Champagne, Dickens loved to read his works before vast...
  • Review: 'Devine Intervention' shows there's life in afterlife

    Review: 'Devine Intervention' shows there's life in afterlife
    In Martha Brockenbrough's heaven, old people show too much leg playing leap frog, and the church choir covers classic rock. Clearly, Brockenbrough is not a follower of the New Testament. That's good news for heathen readers who will delight in the...
  • Book review: 'The Passages of H.M.'

    Book review: 'The Passages of H.M.'
    The Passages of H.M. A Novel of Herman Melville Jay Parini Doubleday: 454 pp., $26.95 "The time for me hasn't come yet: Some men are born posthumously," Nietzsche wrote in "Ecce Homo." It's a statement that might have provided comfort to Herman...
  • Book review: 'The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens'

    Book review: 'The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens'
    The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens Edited by Jenny Hartley Oxford University Press: 458 pp., $34.95 This is the bicentennial year of Charles Dickens' birth. We need no reminder of his eminence as novelist, but there are celebrations of his other...
  • Happy 200th birthday, Charles Dickens!

     
    Charles Dickens was born 200 years ago today. How many of his books have you read?...
  • Anger bubbles up in Congress over anti-obesity ads targeting soda

     
    Taxpayer-funded anti-obesity ads targeting soda aren’t going down well with a Tennessee congressman, who has introduced legislation to prohibit federal spending on any campaigns targeting legal American-made products....
  • Hold the bread? CDC warns of excessive sodium in U.S. diets

     
    Dietary sodium: About nine of every 10 Americans eat more salt than is recommended, the CDC says, adding that Public Enemy No. 1 is bread, not junk food....
  • Theater review: 'Brilliant Traces' at the Lounge Theatre 2

     
    F. Kathleen Foley reviews 'Brilliant Traces' at the Lounge Theatre 2....