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  • Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch' optioned by Warner Bros., Brett Ratner

    Warner Bros. has purchased the film rights to Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Goldfinch,” according to media reports. Earlier this month, Variety reported that Tartt worried the book might be better served by...
  • Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book characters

    Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book characters
    As a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication, we asked several Chicago-area authors to tell us about favorite characters from childhood books. Here's what they said....
  • Metropolitan Opera, two unions agree to a weeklong extension

    The Metropolitan Opera in New York said on Saturday that the current contracts with two of its unions have been extended for approximately one week to allow for an independent study of the opera's finances. The extension will affect the unions...
  • Donna Tartt's Pulitzer winner 'The Goldfinch' lands at Warner Bros.

    Warner Bros. has acquired film rights to Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Goldfinch," The Times has confirmed. Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment has also come aboard to produce with Nina Jacobson ("The Hunger Games") and Brad Simpson...
  • Warner Bros. Closes Deal for Bestseller 'The Goldfinch'

    Warner Bros. and Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment have closed a movie rights deal to Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Goldfinch." Ratner has come on board as a producer, joining with "The Hunger Games" producer Nina Jacobson and Brad...
  • Lucas Museum would offer art for our time

    Lucas Museum would offer art for our time
    Filmmaker George Lucas wants to build a museum of "narrative art" — "Star Wars" memorabilia and other popular works — on Chicago's lakefront, south of Soldier Field. Some park advocates oppose it, citing the law requiring an open lakefront....
  • Arts should be live and local, not mailed from the Met

    Arts should be live and local, not mailed from the Met
    In 1883, the company's first year, New York's Metropolitan Opera began to tour. These great overland voyages of ear-pleasing sopranos, colorful tenors and their trunks and accouterments, grew in scope and stature over the early years of the 20th century,...
  • Metropolitan Opera extends labor talks by three days

    Metropolitan Opera extends labor talks by three days
    The Metropolitan Opera in New York avoided a lockout of union workers late Thursday by extending contract negotiations by 72 hours. The opera had previously threatened a work stoppage if negotiations with 15 of its unions weren't concluded by midnight...
  • Warner Bros. Circling Movie Rights to Best-Selling Novel 'The Goldfinch'

    Warner Bros. is looking to acquire the rights to Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Goldfinch." However, sources close to Tartt say the author is still making a decision as to whether to move forward with an adaptation. Warners is the only...
  • Visual Detective: 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' by Harold Koda and Jan Glier Reeder

    Visual Detective: 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' by Harold Koda and Jan Glier Reeder
    Couturier Charles James (1906-78) is known for his sculptural gowns, like this one, that would still garner raves on the red carpet were they produced today. His designs are on display through Aug. 10 in the newly renovated Costume Institute in New York's...
  • LACMA should stick to the art-museum basics

    To the editor: After reading several articles in The Times last week on plans for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, I feel compelled to question Director Michael Govan and others supporting the museum's ambitious construction plans. ("LACMA, Metro...