Reading The Tale of Tales, Giambattisa Basile's 17th-century book of fairy stories, is both exhilarating and exhausting. If that sounds like a warning, it is. If that sounds like a promise, well, good news.
We’ve all been there. You check out a book from the library. The due date comes, and you forget to return it. Another day goes by and another--and pretty soon, you’ve racked up a fair amount of fines. Well, the Chicago Public Library is taking a gentler approach.