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  • City Paper's annual holiday gift guide

    Yes, we know, things are still a little tight for most folks. And while it’s the thought that counts and all that, you’re probably going to need to figure out something to put in a box to represent that fond thought for at least some of the...
  • Ninja Tune leans too heavily on outsiders for its imperfect anniversary comp

    Various Artists XX Ninja Tune What if Ninja Tune were more like Kompakt? The German techno label releases a two-CD compilation of new material every year-Total, now on volume 11, which is friskier than usual-and brings in the occasional brand-name...
  • Will Google Books kill print and paper libraries? Long live the new text?

    The squat building that sits atop the hill that rises to the west from North Charles Street just before University Parkway holds its treasure underground. When you enter the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus,...
  • Reptilian Records' Chris X pleads guilty, gets probation on drug charges

    On March 15, 44-year-old Christopher Neu, better known as “Chris X,” owner of Reptilian Records in Baltimore, started five years of probation during which he could face up to 60 years of incarceration if he is found to be in violation. As...
  • DJ History takes up the publishing mantle for dance music

    The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries By Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton Black Cat Music has, by necessity, become less and less the dominion of major labels—and so, too, have books gone. Writing of all kinds has fallen prey to a downsized...
  • "I subscribe to the Kubrick policy about discussing your own work, to wit: Do not."

    Tim Kreider used to do a cartoon for this very paper and he called it The Pain—When Will It End? It’s not in this very paper anymore, and if you are unfamiliar with it, you should go to the Internet right now and click on thepaincomics.com...
  • Review: 'The Old Neighborhood' by Bill Hillmann

    Review: 'The Old Neighborhood' by Bill Hillmann
    Bill Hillmann's "The Old Neighborhood" is about coming up the hard way on the streets of Chicago. It's about growing up in a place where all the choices seem bad. It's about a world where problems are solved with fists and bullets rather than words or...
  • Read & Write: More local authors on favorite kids book characters

    Read & Write: More local authors on favorite kids book characters
    Chicago-area authors continue to tell us about their favorite characters from childhood books as a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication. Here's what they said....
  • WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to take on Google in new book

    WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to take on Google in new book
    Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, has agreed to write a new book detailing his tussles with Google, his publisher, the independent house OR Books, announced. The book is to focus on the...
  • Downers Grove Library examining salaries, maintenance costs

    Downers Grove Library examining salaries, maintenance costs
    Staff salaries and building maintenance costs are among the top considerations for Downers Grove Library officials as they begin putting together a new spending plan for 2015. Library trustees examined some early budget figures at the July 23 meeting,...
  • Village officials: Leaning tower needs repairs

    Village officials: Leaning tower needs repairs
    West of the Edens Expressway on Touhy Avenue, amid the big-box stores and strip malls of northwest suburban Niles, stands a tower with a familiar slant.     It's called the Leaning Tower of Niles, a half-size replica of the famously skewed belfry in...
  • Northwestern files suit against author for copyright infringement

    Northwestern files suit against author for copyright infringement
    Northwestern University has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against a woman whom the university hired to write a book about Chicago's notorious 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder trial. According to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court,...