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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 ...
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 05:44 am
Fans of fanciful, history-inspired books like Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter will surely find Lincoln and Darwin – Shared Visions of Race, Science and Religion a tough slog through the mid-19th...
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 03:49 pm

Putting a face on corruption in Illinois courts

Angel of Death Row: My Life as a Death Penalty Defense Lawyer. Andrea D. Lyon. Kaplan Publishing, 2010. Hardcover. $24.95. Kindle edition $9.99, contains only “A Mother Accused,” a single ...
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 02:18 pm
During the first days of September, as temperatures across Illinois remain in the 80s, it is difficult to think about the cool weather of fall and the excitement of Thanksgiving weekend when high scho...
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 12:15 pm

SIU’s literary magazine brings together the best of both worlds

A humorous quote by author and physician Anton Chekhov is on the introduction page to SCOPE, SIU School of Medicine’s 17th annual literary magazine: “Medicine is my lawful wife and literat...
Thursday, June 3, 2010 01:39 am

A novel of rejuvenation in old age

In an old Cher movie called Moonstruck, Olympia Dukakis is talking to her 40-plus-year-old daughter (Cher) about getting married and having a baby. Cher protests that she’s too old for a baby. O...

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