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"Sign" Language
Aimee Bender is in possession of a writing voice that is so fresh as to be like no other. [08-14-00]
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO

"Blind" Leading
Stories that are the backbone of modern, nontraditional family life, proving that blood may be thicker than water, but it's not as strong as hope--or blind determination. [08-07-00]
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO

"Child"'s Play
Oprah Book Club joiners get ready, for you will be reading Nancy Woodruff's debut novel, "Someone Else's Child," in the near future. [07-17-00]
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Mordant Verse
Thomas Lynch considers the big sleep in "Bodies in Motion and at Rest: On Metaphor and Mortality." [07-10-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Made For Walking
Rebecca Solnit hits the road with "Wanderlust: A History of Walking." [07-03-00]
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO

In Bloom
Paging through "How to Read and Why" by Harold Bloom. [06-26-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Bases Loaded
Good ball players don't necessarily make good writers. [04-24-00]
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Bangs' Head
In "Let It Blurt," Jim DeRogatis tunes in the life and times of Great American Rock 'n' Roll Writer Lester Bangs. [04-17-00]
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Bosom Buddy
Checking out Wayne Koestenbaum's "Cleavage." [04-10-00]
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO

World Unraveler
Following Pico Iyer's "The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls and the Search for Home." [04-03-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Future Imperfect
Tuning in tomorrow with "Predictions: Thirty Great Minds On the Future." [03-28-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Lack Of Reason
Suddenly, the lead character of Helen Fielding's "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" isn't cute so much as silly. [03-20-00]
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Baby Steps
Reality blends seamlessly, and creepily, into the surreal in Charles Burns' "Big Baby" comix. [03-13-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Come On!
Checking the pulse of modern erotica. [03-06-00]
— Ellen Fox, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Men On Women
Guy writers become "Chick for a Day." [02-28-00]
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Rilke Got Me Going
William H. Gass offers a splendidly parsed appreciation in "Reading Rilke: Reflections on the Problems of Translation." [02-21-00]
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Blank Theories
"Conspiranoia!: The Mother of All Conspiracy Theories" is more encyclopedia than exposé. [02-07-00]
— Ben Winters, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Behind The Smile
Helen Ellis' debut novel, "Eating the Cheshire Cat," comes to life via its Southern roots. [01-31-00]
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Gunning For Position
Garry Wills' new look at government history works to crush myth America. [12-13-99]
— Brett McNeil, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Southwest Heir Lines
In the marvelous, haunting "Open Range and Parking Lots," Virgil Hancock photographs the ruins of post-World War II commerce in dying small towns of the rural Southwest. [12-07-99]
— Ray Pride, NEWCITY CHICAGO

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