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First lights: Papa Ernie's Mitten in pics and a local strip-bar revolutionary

By Metro Times book reviewers

Published: 7/7/2010

Types: Arts, Literature, Books

Picturing Hemingway's Michigan Michael R. Federspiel Wayne State University Press (Painted Turtle), $40, 200 pp. This past Fourth of July weekend, thousands of people from Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, such as Oak Park, holidayed at quaint bed-and-breakfast houses, new and rickety resorts,...[MORE]

Lit up: Alice Walker in conversation and Herbert Muschamp in architecture

By Metro Times book reviewers

Published: 6/2/2010

Types: Arts, Literature, Books

The World Has Changed Conversations with Alice Walker Edited with an introduction by Rudolph P. Byrd The New Press, $25.95, 339 pp. Here we have an exceptionally unusual biography, if we can even call it that. A lineage of Alice Walker interviews conducted by a succession of writers from 1973 to...[MORE]

Austentatious : Pride and Prejudice colored in ultraviolent zombie bedlam, Robert Fanning's latest, and a grumpy proofreader

By Metro Times book reviewers

Published: 8/26/2009

Types: Arts, Literature, Books

Though they have similarly rabid fan bases, you would never expect to find the worlds of Jane Austen and George A. Romero forcibly colliding, but collide they do, brilliantly in the ultimate postmodern mashup. Purists will be aghast that some artistic travesty has been committed here, but curious ru...[MORE]

Lit Up: Old Joe Kennedy's dirty Hollywood, eagle-eyed tales of trailer-court Michigan and Nazi art thieves

By Metro Times book reviewers

Published: 7/29/2009

Types: Arts, Literature, Books

Joseph P. Kennedy Presents His Hollywood Years by Cari Beauchamp Alfred A. Knopf, $35, 506 pp. For Joseph P. Kennedy, success meant just one thing: More. More money, more power, more press, more sexual conquests, more brilliantly orchestrated yet shady business deals, and more respect and fame...[MORE]

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