Books & Literature

Booked Up: A First Novel Tries to Capture a Continent

February 21st, 2014 |

Ishmael Beah’s Radiance of Tomorrow shines a light on the problems and potential of Africa.

Books: Ex-Congressman Writes Paranormal Mystery Novel

February 19th, 2014 |

Scott Klug, also an ex-TV newsman, is now a published novelist, and he doesn’t skimp on the plot.

Booked Up: How the Brits Get Into Books

February 14th, 2014 |

British culture really encourages reading. We could learn from it.

Books: 25 Years as Wrestling’s Evil Villain

February 7th, 2014 |

Milwaukeean Chris Curtis battled all the big stars of wrestling and suffered numerous injuries. Excerpt from his new book.

Booked Up: Novelist Sue Monk Kidd Comes to Town

February 6th, 2014 |

Author of best-seller The Secret Life of Bees will give a reading at the downtown library.

Booked Up: Malcolm Gladwell Comes to Town

January 30th, 2014 |

The New Yorker writer’s style is delightful, but does he overplay his hand?

Booked Up: Why Great Books in 2014?

January 21st, 2014 |

Take the challenge and it may change your life.

Booked Up: Change How You Read in 2014

January 3rd, 2014 |

Some suggested resolutions for a year’s worth of interesting reading.

Booked Up: The 12 Books of Christmas

December 13th, 2013 |

Give the gift of books: 12 selections for every kind of reader.

Booked Up: New Column Explores Books, Author Readings & More

December 6th, 2013 |

Our new column, Booked Up, explores a variety of books, author readings and more.