Thursday, April 7, 2011 07:52 pm

Jacksonville professor explores ‘America’s greatest word’

A friend laughed when I said I was reading a book about OK. “I can see a paragraph,” he said, “but a whole book?”Well, yes, that is exactly what Allan Metcalf, professor of Eng...
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 05:43 am
The first book I ever owned was a child-sized version of the life of Abraham Lincoln – a gift from my book-loving father, who was convinced Lincoln read everything he ever got his hands on. His ...
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 10:19 am

Our annual book issue featuring local books and authors

This year’s crop of Illinois books and Illinois authors is particularly rich and interesting.To put Illinoisans in the spirit of the season, University of Illinois Press offers Christmas in Illi...
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 11:12 pm
Coal, to Jeff Biggers, is a symbol of lives lost, land destroyed and the worst of big business with too much political clout. But, to him, the black and dusty rock is also a symbol of his and so many ...


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