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The Chicago Public Schools denies it banned the award-winning graphic novel Persepolis from classrooms and libraries for its depiction of torture. We have the latest on the controversy.

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Tom Cruise stars as the Hollywood version of author Lee Child's character, Jack Reacher. We revisit a conversation with Child about his best-selling books, the new movie and the latest installment in the Reacher series.

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Tom Cruise stars as the Hollywood version of author Lee Child's character, Jack Reacher. Child is here to talk about his best-selling books, the new movie and the latest installment in the Reacher series.

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For decades, Chicago city leaders have been trying to forget Al Capone, but a new book keeps his memory very much alive. We talk with the niece of the infamous gangster about her book, "Uncle Al Capone."

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How the Beatles evolved with "Revolver." We talk with a local author who argues the album was the Beatles' artistic high-water mark.

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The author of a new book tells us how to keep kids safe in the digital age.

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Bill Bradley

He took on Al Gore in the 2000 Democratic presidential primary. Former NBA great and U.S. Senator Bill Bradley joins us to talk about the economy, the upcoming election and his new book.

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Hall of Famer Andre Dawson joins us to talk about his remarkable 21-year Major League career and his new book, If You Love This Game: An MVP'S Life In Baseball.

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Joshua Foer. Image credit: Emil Salman Haaretz.

A science journalist becomes the U.S. Memory Champion. We meet the author of Moonwalking with Einstein.

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ssayist and popular Minnesota Public Radio contributor Peter Smith grew up here in the 1950s. He joins us to talk about his new book of wry essays.

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Why do we gossip? And why are celebrities so much fun to talk about? We chat with the author of a new book that focuses on our love to gossip.

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Tom Brokaw

Journalist Tom Brokaw talks about political scandal, the Republican presidential field and his new book about recapturing the American dream.

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Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher brings her one-woman show to town, and is here to reflect on fame, Star Wars, and making The Blues Brothers in Chicago with John Belushi.

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Dan Sinker

His racy Twitter posts turned into a hilarious narrative during Chicago's mayoral campaign. Now the posts of @MayorEmanuel are all in one book, which hits the shelves today. Carol Marin has an expletive-free conversation with Dan Sinker, the author behind the tweets.

John Wayne Gacy

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John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy's lawyer has written a book about defending the notorious killer. We hear his personal tales about Gacy and the highly publicized trial.

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