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  • Chicagoland book club: The Darien Woman's Club

    Chicagoland book club: The Darien Woman's Club
    Unique things about our book club: The Darien Woman's Club started in 1970 and the DWC Book Group With Kids began as a social group within our club when most of our members were stay-at-home moms with little ones. We now have about 20 members and we...
  • Lost L.A.: Frank Lloyd Wright's Alice Millard House could be leaving town

    Lost L.A.: Frank Lloyd Wright's Alice Millard House could be leaving town
    To the grim list of how L.A. houses might be "lost," add a new calamity: architectural outsourcing. Frank Lloyd Wright's Alice Millard House, known as La Miniatura, is for sale, now on Labor Day markdown in Pasadena from $7,733,000 to $4,995,000. This...
  • California a cornucopia of natural beauty products

    California a cornucopia of natural beauty products
    As families sit down at the table Thursday to give thanks for a bountiful feast, we can also give thanks for the bounty of California, where the harvest is diverse and year-round. And — more thanks — many of California's abundant crops and...
  • Book review: 'A Secret Gift' by Ted Gup

    Book review: 'A Secret Gift' by Ted Gup
    "A Secret Gift How One Man's Kindness — and a Trove of Letters — Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression" Ted Gup Penguin Press: 368 pp., $25.95 On Dec. 18, 1933, an ad appeared in the Canton, Ohio, paper offering financial...
  • David Ulin's favorite books of 2010

    David Ulin's favorite books of 2010
    FAVORITE BOOKS Here, in alphabetical order by title, are the 10 books that, over the last 12 months, most moved, inspired or beguiled me: my favorite books of 2010. "About a Mountain" by John D'Agata (W.W. Norton: 236 pp., $23.95). Willfully blurring...
  • Book review: 'Seeing Further,' edited by Bill Bryson

    Book review: 'Seeing Further,' edited by Bill Bryson
    Seeing Further The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society Edited by Bill Bryson William Morrow: 506 pp., $35 There are about 1,400 people currently entitled to tack on "F.R.S." to the end of their names, possibly the world'...
  • Book calendar: Author events for the week of November 28, 2010

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. MONDAY Christian Lander: The author of "Whiter Shades of Pale: The Stuff White People Like, Coast to Coast, From Seattle's Sweaters to Maine's Microbrews" will present and sign his new book. Book Soup,...
  • Book review: A writer in search of good material

    Book review: A writer in search of good material
    A Life Like Other People's A Memoir Alan Bennett Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 256 pp., $22 In 1966, Alan Bennett was just beginning the career that would endear him to his native England as one of the country's most prolific and acclaimed playwrights....
  • Book review: 'Brute' by Robert Coram

    Book review: 'Brute' by Robert Coram
    Brute The Life of Victor Krulak, U.S. Marine Robert Coram Little, Brown; 349 pps., $27.99 "Brute" examines the life and career of U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. Victor H. "Brute" Krulak, the complex and controversial officer whose role in shaping the modern...
  • Book reviews: Discoveries

    Book reviews: Discoveries
    The Poetry Lesson Andrei Codrescu Princeton University Press: 128 pp., $19.95 This book, with its punishing, dread-inspiring title and pleading skeleton on the cover, is actually one of the funniest, most irreverent you'll read this year. Part memoir,...
  • At Test Kitchen, the menu is in constant flux

    At Test Kitchen, the menu is in constant flux
    The dimly lighted dining room pulses with gritty hip-hop and clanking silverware as diners eagerly await what's being constructed in a kitchen filled with tattooed chefs, steam and sharp focus. A bartender wearing blinged-out earrings swaggers over to a...
  • Popular kids get flu first

    Popular kids get flu first
    It's not easy being popular — at least, not when you have to worry about your higher risk of catching the flu. According to a study published online Wednesday in PLOS One, people who rank high in social groups tend to contract infections sooner...