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The Guiding Light of Patti Smith

October 20, 2015

Patti Smith released a new memoir, and made life-affirming eye contact with the...

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Junot Díaz at the MCA’s Dialogue Series

October 11, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and educator Junot Díaz speaks on at this year's...

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The Newberry Library’s 30th Annual Book Fair

August 1, 2014

"About forty percent of the people that come into the library are looking to...

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Some Wind for the Sailboat

November 25, 2013

Reflections on "Einstein on the Beach"

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Riding Their Coattails: Bands with Stolen Names

July 26, 2013

Call it homage or plagiarism but these bands arrived at their names with...

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Feed Your Head Part II: Summer Reading

June 10, 2013

More summer reading recommendations, including three (quick) American classics.

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Feed Your Head: 8 Exceptional Books

May 24, 2013

If you're looking for a book to read this summer, I've got eight...

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Black Stone Rangers: Civil Rights Activists or US...

March 3, 2011

A new book addresses how the Black Stone Rangers came into existence and...

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A Wrigleyville Bookstore That Works

November 12, 2005

The Bookworks, like any good used bookstore, overflows with books of most...

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November 12, 2005

In the spirit of SAIC's recent symposium on the state of art criticism, it...

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Losing My Mind

July 18, 2005

Just when I couldn't take it anymore, my friend and F News editor Manda, like a...

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Book Review: He’s Just Not That Into You

February 25, 2005

For the last few months thousands of women across this country have had one...

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