Author Rich Cohen makes a persuasive—and entertaining—case that, for Cubs fans, the curse was one of the core beliefs that held the universe steady.
A new book examines the local art and literature milieu in the early 20th century.
In What She Ate, culinary historian Laura Shapiro finds a novel way of writing a biography.
No Small Plans looks to the past to examine the present and imagine a future metropolis.
The Sarah Book, the author’s latest, is a “fictional” account of his personal experiences.
A James Beard winner explores her roots in a new memoir.
Sociologist Jason Orne surveys the north-side neighborhood in his new book.
Belt Publishing releases two new books that examine the language of the middle of the country.
In Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty, Kate Hennessy memorializes her grandmother’s extraordinary life.
Emil Ferris’s new graphic novel depicts the spooky imagination of a ten-year-old girl.
Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout is the Against Me! singer’s engrossing chronicle of her turbulent life: as a musician, as an anarchist, and as a transgender human being.
In his new book, Dirty Waters: Confessions of Chicago’s Last Harbor Boss, local author R.J. Nelson describes his unusual time as the city’s harbor boss.
Brooke Borel and the University of Chicago Press release a fitting book for a presidential election full of falsehoods.
U. of C. sociologist Forrest Stuart catalogs the perils of overpolicing in Down, Out, and Under Arrest.
In her new book, The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood, the author writes on what to expect when you’re not expecting.