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A vibrant Chicago skyline fades to sepia. The skyscrapers shrink, sailboats float lazily around Lake Michigan. The familiar bustle of the city falls silent. It’s the turn of the twentieth century in Chicago. Page one …

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With a quick glance at the cover of Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers, comedian Nick Offerman’s second book, one would think it’s an ode to the macho attributes of America. …

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“Fat.” The word may sound harsh and critical, bringing up hurtful memories or distinct images. But blogger Jes Baker has no problem saying it — in fact, she uses it more than 370 times in …

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I first picked up If the Oceans Were Ink because, one, the author is a journalist, and two, she’s reigning supreme on my list of most inspirational women leaders of our time. The book, published …

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A former Chicago Tribune reporter accuses an ex-Northwestern professor of unethical practices in Justice Perverted: How The Innocence Project at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism Sent an Innocent Man to Prison. The book is …

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The day of the Chicago Book Expo was cold. Brutally cold. The Nov. 21 morning started with a light snowfall, and by noon it was difficult to see through the white mass of swirling snowflakes. …

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We all have at least one goal that seems impossible to achieve, yet we still dream of accomplishing it. For Amy McCullough, a Loyola University Chicago alum who graduated in 2002 with a creative writing …

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“Where can I find Fahrenheit 451?” I asked this question to a student worker in Loyola’s Cudahy Library. She smiled warmly and led me to a computer to search for the call number. As I …