| Jan 3, 2011
| 8:25 AM
What are your resolutions for the year ahead? Posing the question both in print and online, here are some highlights we heard from readers.
From Facebook and email:
"Read, read, read...I feel like I used to have (make?) so much more time to read in...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 4:10 PM
Blocks away from Wrigley Field, hidden among the bars lining Clark Street, there is a literary outpost that traffics mostly in used and rare books. That place is Bookworks.
Owned by husband and wife Bob Roschke and Ronda Pilon, Bookworks has been in...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 2:20 PM
Short stories may be magical creations, but writers need more than a wand. Judges of the 2010 Nelson Algren contest answer two questions about the craft of writing.
•Peter Ho Davies, a professor at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor'...
| Aug 22, 2010
THE BEST WAY TO PARIS
From LAX, nonstop service to Paris is offered on Air France and Air Tahiti Nui. Direct service (stop, no change of plane) is offered on United, and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on American, Delta, Lufthansa,...
| Feb 20, 2011
Often started, seldom finished. That's the knock on James Joyce's "Ulysses." Everyone knows Buck Mulligan is "stately" and "plump," but by the time Stephen Dedalus' allusive stream of consciousness gives way to Leopold Bloom's humanist point of view in...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 9:08 AM
By Karen Tei Yamashita Coffee House Press, 640 pages, $19.95 (paperback)
"I Hotel," by L.A. born, Santa Cruz writer Karen Tei Yamashita, stands as the single most ambitious and experimental work of fiction I have read in a long, longtime. But...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 8:55 AM
Until this spring, Chicago's Theatre Y focused exclusively on Romanian playwright Andras Visky, with productions of "Juliet: A Dialogue About Love" and "I Killed My Mother," both of which have toured internationally. But the company...
| Mar 12, 2011
Joseph O'Connor — brother of Sinéad O'Connor — published his first novel, "Cowboys and Indians," in 1991 and immediately saw it shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. Since then O'Connor has published a series of novels, including "Star of the...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Chicago's Court Theatre has announced its 2012-13 season. Bereft of new work or major reinterpretation, it seems notably less ambitious than in recent years, but will likely please those who like to see familiar, well-regarded titles.
The season begins...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 9:43 AM
The Capital Grille and The James Joyce Pub have signature cocktails. Why shouldn’t your home?
Every house should have a signature drink — one that reflects your personal style and comes out perfectly every time. With master mixologists rising...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 8:39 AM
with Danny Brown and Despot. Thursday, Sept. 29, Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven, (203) 624-TOAD, toadsplace.com
Toto, I don't think we're at the Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell anymore. No, Das Racist has come quite far from...
| May 15, 2011
A Jane Austen Education
How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter
The Penguin Press: 258 pp., $25.95
Jane Austen's keen social observations and delightfully witty, sometimes foolish and...