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November 21, 2017

Kirk Landers: Constructing an Angry Veteran »

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JKLandersMugThe beginnings of Alone on the Shield originated when President George W. Bush landed on an aircraft carrier in full battle regalia and stood beneath the Mission Accomplished banner for a prolonged photo op orchestrated by a military band.

As a Vietnam veteran, the event made me crazy. A man who …

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November 13, 2017

Mastering Stand-Up author shares “The Successful Comedian’s To-Do List.” »

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9781613736920In Mastering Stand-Up: The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Comedian, author Stephen Rosenfield shares how to become a professional stand-up comedian and kiss your day job good-bye. Mastering Stand-Up provides a 12-item “Successful Comedian’s To-Do List” and includes 40 sharply written …

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November 10, 2017

Staff Reads: November 10 »

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Check out what our staff has been reading below and share what you’re reading in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #CRPreads.

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I am currently reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I finally found a used copy at The Brown Elephant in Andersonville and started reading it last week. I



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November 9, 2017

“The whole concept could have gone extinct in 1942, in 1983, in 1999, and in 2008, but it didn’t. It’s still here, and it’s better than ever.” Pinball Wizards author Adam Ruben talks pinball’s place in America’s history »

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Adam RubenIn today’s technology-centered world most people think of pinball as a game from the past. But pinball is the one quintessential arcade game that continues to grow and evolve with the times, reflecting the zeitgeist of every era it passes through and today enjoying yet another renaissance. Pinball

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November 6, 2017

Author Susan M. Latta discusses her motivations behind her new book Bold Women of Medicine »

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Susan_Latta_0380_WEBSIZEServing as inspiration for any young woman who wants to make a difference in the world, these women revolutionized the medical field by breaking barriers and battling discrimination. From the 19th century battlefields of Crimea to the modern, barren landscape of Antarctica, these 21 pioneers used de…

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November 2, 2017

“I wasn’t just a writer asking for a one-time interview. I listened to her. I asked questions. And I kept an open mind.” Author Tammy Mal discusses her new book, Convenient Suspect »

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Convenient SuspectIf, like the rest of the country, you’ve devoured recent true crime miniseries like Serial, Making a Murderer, The Keepers, and any number of the others, you will want to get your hands on our new true crime and wrongful conviction story, Convenient Suspect: A Double Murder, A Flawed Investigation

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October 30, 2017

Ten Twilight Zone Locations You Wouldn’t Want to Visit on Halloween Night »

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Just in time for Halloween, Chicago Review Press submits for your approval The Twilight Zone Encyclopedia—a one-of-a-kind completist’s tribute to the genre-bending show that changed the landscape of network television. Below, author Steven Jay Rubin reveals the top ten spookiest Twilight Zon

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October 27, 2017

Staff Reads: Literally Literary Costumes »

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We asked our staff what literary character they’d be if a no-holds-barred costume could magically appear. Check out the awesome responses below! #CRPreads.

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Is it ok to dress as my still-alive and much-revered literary idol? Because I think it could be cool to go as Cheryl Strayed/Reese Wi…

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October 25, 2017

Author and wrongful conviction advocate Ken Klonsky talks what it takes to survive and fight a wrongful conviction, and the relationships that make it all worthwhile »

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Ken KlonskyIn 1985, David McCallum was wrongly charged with and ultimately convicted of the murder of Nathan Blenner in Brooklyn. David never lost the desire to prove his innocence. After writing over 600 letters, he finally reached legal advocate Ken Klonsky and legendary fighter Rubin “Hurricane” Carter,…

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October 23, 2017

Go Slow author Michael Owen shares Julie London’s top pop culture moments »

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Michael OwenGo Slow is an intimate biography of an artist best known for her provocative image and sultry voice. Julie London broke into acting and singing by chance as her early-developed good looks and charm attracted attention from studio executives at the age of 16. A failed marriage with Jack Webb and the …

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