Love and Fate

Like sweeping, romantic stories with a sense of atmosphere? Even want a little cry? I have books for you. Whether it's in the mythical past or the fairytale atmosphere of 1950's Tehran, fate plays a big part in these stories of love gone astray. Family disappointment Patroclus befriends golden boy Achilles in pre-Trojan War Greece…
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Bromance, Bromance!

Male friendship doesn't always get the respect it deserves. Inspired by the second installment in the Obama/Biden Mysteries, I've put together a collection of witty bromances that everyone should be able to enjoy. First, Hope Rides Again by Andrew Shaffer. Joe Biden is contemplating a run for the Presidency, but he's decided to make a detour…
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Top Picks: Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison is the subject of a new documentary, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, which premiered at Sundance and is coming to Chicago this summer. Including extensive interviews with Morrison herself, there are also conversations with other luminaries, including Walter Mosley, Angela Davis, Sonia Sanchez and Oprah Winfrey. In celebration of the documentary, here's a…
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