Closer Look

As a billow of smoke leapt from the rocket boosters and a thunderous noise shook the ground, a shuttlecraft cleared the launch tower at the Kennedy Space Center, its neon orange tail contrasting the ocean-blue …

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I’m on a diet, and you should be, too. My diet started my first year of college, when I looked around at my peers and knew I needed to change. I needed to be healthier …

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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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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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“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 …

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Lidia Yuknavitch is an artist, but not a typical artist. Instead of using paint to illustrate masterpieces, she uses words to create pictures of beauty, brutality, sex and gender in violently vivid pigments. These colors …