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  • Cartoonist Chris Ware is in his own category

    Cartoonist Chris Ware is in his own category
    If you were building a Chris Ware, if you were constructing the most celebrated cartoonist of the past couple of decades, drawing up the plans for an Oak Park illustrator so routinely referred to as a genius that the accolade is more like fact than...
  • 'The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012'

    As a devoted fan of this series (this is the 11th volume), I can report that this year's anthology of 32 selections might be the best yet. High school students from 826Michigan and 826 Valencia, parts of Dave Eggers' network of nonprofit writing and...
  • 10 things you might not know about Syria

    10 things you might not know about Syria
    Syria, a great and ancient land, is being ravaged by civil war, with government forces using heavy weapons against rebels in the major city of Aleppo. Here are some facts about a little-understood people and country: 1 Syria is commonly considered a...
  • 'Promised Land': Fracking tale barely touches surface ★★

    'Promised Land': Fracking tale barely touches surface ★★
    For a fellow who's just been promoted to vice president of land management by his multibillion-dollar natural gas company, the character played by Matt Damon in "Promised Land" is awfully wussy. He turns into a puddle whenever he's bested by the...
  • Remarkable Woman: Liz Cicchelli

    Remarkable Woman: Liz Cicchelli
    A few years after stepping away from her professional life to focus on raising her two daughters, Liz Cicchelli itched to sink her teeth into something beyond volunteering at her kids' school. She found something way beyond. Invited by a friend to the...
  • Erdrich, Boo win National Book Awards

    Erdrich, Boo win National Book Awards
    Novelist Louise Erdrich and journalist Katherine Boo took the top prizes at the National Book Awards in New York on Wednesday night. Although set half a world apart, both women's books express what Boo described as "small stories in so-called hidden...
  • 'Object Lessons' edited by Lorin Stein and Sadie Stein

    'Object Lessons' edited by Lorin Stein and Sadie Stein
    "A short story must be, by definition, short. That's the trouble with short stories. That's why they're so difficult to write. How do you keep a narrative brief and still have it function as a story?" That's what Jeffrey Eugenides writes in his...
  • Tackling human rights

    Tackling human rights
    Atrocity in Cambodia. Devastation in New Orleans. Revolution in the Middle East. The Chicago office of Human Rights Watch recently started a book club to get people to engage in discussion about places and countries such as these where the international...
  • 2011 L.A. Times Festival of Books schedule is announced: Patti Smith meets Dave Eggers

    2011 L.A. Times Festival of Books schedule is announced: Patti Smith meets Dave Eggers
  • Not Just for Kids: 'Never Fall Down' details horrors of Khmer Rouge

    Not Just for Kids: 'Never Fall Down' details horrors of Khmer Rouge
    -------------------- Never Fall Down A Novel Patricia McCormick Balzer + Bray: 224 pp., $17.99, ages 14 and up -------------------- When it comes to genocide, Hitler is obviously well covered. There are countless titles for young readers about the...
  • Review: 'A Hologram for the King' by Dave Eggers worth discussing

    Review: 'A Hologram for the King' by Dave Eggers worth discussing
    -------------------- A Hologram for the King A Novel Dave Eggers McSweeney's: 328 pp., $25 -------------------- More than any other writer of his generation, Dave Eggers is a brand. The 42-year-old author is accomplished in many fields — he's...
  • Book review: 'While Mortals Sleep' by Kurt Vonnegut

    Book review: 'While Mortals Sleep' by Kurt Vonnegut
    While Mortals Sleep Unpublished Short Fiction Kurt Vonnegut, foreword by Dave Eggers Delacorte: 272 pp., $27 It was in the 1950s that Kurt Vonnegut, then in his early 30s, quit his job as a publicity man for the research department of General Electric...