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  • "I Hotel" by Karen Tei Yamashita

    "I Hotel" by Karen Tei Yamashita
    "I Hotel" 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...
  • Historian wins $100,000 Pritzker literary prize

    Historian wins $100,000 Pritzker literary prize
    Carlo D'Este, 74, a prolific military historian and retired U.S. Army officer, was awarded the 2011 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement on Tuesday morning. "I am just really honored to receive the award because there are...
  • 'Daddy Adventure Day' by Dave Keane

    'Daddy Adventure Day' by Dave Keane
    "Daddy Adventure Day" By Dave Keane, illustrated by Sue Rama Philomel, $15.99, ages 4-6 Father and son head toward an unnamed baseball park where players can hit a long ball "all the way into the ocean." Because the park — which can only be in...
  • Lillian McLeod Ross: Charm, style left impact on people

    Lillian McLeod Ross: Charm, style left impact on people
    Rock Ross was one of the first Cub Scouts in Pack 36 because his mother, Lillian McLeod Ross, was the group's founder. There were no Cub Scout packs at St. James Catholic School in Orlando, so she started one. But Ross, the daughter of prominent...
  • Readers Recommend: Double-decker buses all over

    I have been to more than 50 countries, and I'd suggest readers do the double-decker hop on/hop off bus tours. We found these available in major cities — Paris, London, Rome, Copenhagen (even stopped at all cruise terminals). I even took one in San...
  • Chicago fits in at No. 31 on fitness rankings

    Chicago fits in at No. 31 on fitness rankings
    Although it's known for its beautiful horse farms and as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington, Ky., has gained a new distinction — as the most sedentary city in the United States. Along with Indianapolis and Jackson, Miss., it ranked among...
  • City may put a lid on latest eco-trend

    City may put a lid on latest eco-trend
    Just as Chicago consumers get the hang of reusable grocery bags, a new movement has sprouted to make local grocery shopping even greener: reusable containers. Called BYOC — bring your own container — by its fans, the process involves carrying...
  • Are these items really expired?

    Are these items really expired?
    There are telltale signs that a product has gone bad. Moldy bread. Clumpy milk. The layer of fur blanketing the cream cheese. But what about the toothpaste sitting in your pantry for years after a zealous bulk purchase? Or those condoms waiting...
  • My Turn: A hard ride beyond despair on the AIDS/LifeCycle trek

    My Turn: A hard ride beyond despair on the AIDS/LifeCycle trek
    "I can't do it," I wailed into my cellphone in Santa Cruz to my husband in San Luis Obispo. "And I've lost my wallet. Will you come and get me?" I must have sounded pathetic. I had just pedaled 82 miles on Day 1 of the AIDS/LifeCycle fundraising ride,...
  • After brain damage, the creative juices flow for some

    After brain damage, the creative juices flow for some
    Artist Katherine Sherwood was just 44 when a hemorrhage in her brain's left hemisphere paralyzed the right side of her body — forever changing her artwork. Before the stroke in 1997, her mixed-media paintings featured strange and cryptic images:...
  • New tools to help kids with speech disorders

    New tools to help kids with speech disorders
    It sounds almost adorable when a toddler says "wabbit" instead of rabbit or "thocks" instead of socks, but those mispronunciations — known as articulation disorders — lose their cuteness if they don't go away as a child grows older. For...
  • Obese? Sometimes you just have to hear it from someone in a white coat to believe it

    It's not nice to call someone fat. That's a simple rule of thumb, repeated by parents of small children everywhere. For physicians, however, it's a social nicety that must be set aside if they are to act in the best interests of an overweight or obese ...