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  • Beyond Bluto

    If you want the gory details, read Bob Woodward's Belushi bio. But if you want to get to know the lovable lug behind the bedsheet, pick up his widow's new oral history.
  • Clueless

    Melanie Rehak's history of the women who wrote the Nancy Drew books is a heap of facts in search of a thesis.
  • Who Moved Her Cheese?

    Barbara Ehrenreich's plan goes awry in her follow-up to the best-selling Nickel and Dimed.
  • Reports From the Occupation

    Three very different takes on America at war.
  • The Political Arena

    Lefty sportswriter Dave Zirin argues for sports as a force for social change.
  • Zero Zero Day

    Excerpted from Chicago Noir, a new collection of short stories edited by Neal Pollack
  • Putting the Pieces Back Together

    In his new postrehab memoir, James Frey spins a wild tale of unorthodox redemption.
  • Radical Tweak

    Christopher Sorrentino takes liberties with the Patty Hearst story to get at the truth of why the revolution died.
  • Nubile Nihilists

    Three newly translated books by barely legal authors--one Polish, one Russian, one Japanese--question the point of coming of age at all.
  • Dark Magic

    The new Harry Potter isn't for kids--and that's what makes it so good.
  • The Roots of Evil

    In his new historical crime novel, Andrew Vachss charts today's horrors in yesterday's corruption.
  • Beyond Bond

    A new breed of spy novel questions the very conventions of the spy novel.
  • New to You

    Freshly translated lit from Russia, France, Greece, and the Czexch Republic
  • City on the Page

    An innovative deal between Columbia College and a fine-art publisher gets the work of Chicago photographers into book form.
  • Spoils of the Culture Wars

    John Kerry's failure brought the world to Tom Frank's door.
  • Love, Death, and a Terrible Blow Job

    Former chaplain John Green tackles the big themes in his debut young-adult novel.
  • Lighten Up!

    Before Wendy McClure could get serious about a writing career, she had to quit taking herself so seriously.