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Magical realism meets baseball in a debut novel
Before we get hit by the next wave of books about Obama’s first year in office—Bob Woodward, for example, has got one in the works—here’s a recap of some of the top election reads of 2009.
The Fiery Furnaces play Lincoln Hall. Just because you’re pinching pennies doesn’t mean New Year’s Eve has to fall to the gutter. Chicago offers a diverse concert lineup that beats overpriced hotel events, so you can stay on budget without staying in. Local jam band Umphrey’s McGee returns to the Aragon Ballroom, accompanied by the … Read more
A bumper crop of luxury watches to help us keep our New Year’s resolution: punctuality
In 2008, Robyn Okrant, a Lincoln Square yoga instructor, embarked on a yearlong quest to do everything Oprah Winfrey advised. The project cost her more than $4,700 and 1,200 hours of unwavering obedience to Oprah’s mantra, “Live your best life.” Okrant’s blog, livingoprah.com, documented the whole project. Her new memoir, Living Oprah (Center Street; $24.99), … Read more