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  • 'Artful' by Ali Smith reads slapdash

     'Artful' by Ali Smith reads slapdash
    At least since whoever wrote "The Arabian Nights" invented postmodernism, we have been visited by metafiction — literature folding in on itself to address its own fictionality. At its best we get "Don Quixote," "Tristram Shandy," Jorge Luis Borges'...
  • Ghosts of Jim Crow haunt us still

    Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Baltimore-born Thurgood Marshall, the civil rights lawyer and first black Supreme Court justice who was instrumental in ending Jim Crow segregation. His representation of schoolgirl Linda Brown...
  • The Writing Life: Sandi Tan switches genres for 'The Black Isle'

    The Writing Life: Sandi Tan switches genres for 'The Black Isle'
    Sandi Tan's past is teeming with ghosts. The Pasadena-based filmmaker-turned-novelist isn't a "seer" herself — she's a self-described scaredy-cat and doesn't particularly enjoy supernatural books and movies — but her childhood in Singapore...
  • Film review: 'Awakening' to a burst of nonsense

    Film review: 'Awakening' to a burst of nonsense
    There's probably some great psychology/sociology book out there that analyzes why we like ghost stories, why they appear in nearly every culture, and why they're generally the first horror concept each culture develops. Presumably it has something to do...
  • 'The Apparition' review: Hilariously non-scary

    'The Apparition' review: Hilariously non-scary
    Zero stars (out of four) In the astoundingly incompetent “The Apparition,” the most legitimate conversation involves a debate about whether or not Costco sells saguaro cacti. Good news, green thumbs; it appears they do. Pretty much every...
  • Recommended for all ages

    Recommended for all ages
    All summer long, Printers Row invited kids ages 5-16 to send in book reviews. Here's what young Chicago-area writers had to say. We've left the reviews mostly unedited to let the charm shine through. Watch for more to come. "Frog and Toad All Year" by...
  • 'The Awakening' review: Pretty good, but more pretty than good

    'The Awakening' review: Pretty good, but more pretty than good
    **1/2 (out of four) Last week's “The Apparition” contained an alarming lack of skill. So “The Awakening” represents a certain corrective because it disturbs for reasons other than nearly everyone involved in the horror movie not...
  • The final reviews from this year's Read & Write program

    The final reviews from this year's Read & Write program
    "Liesl & Po" by Lauren Oliver "Liesl and Po" is about a girl, a boy, a ghost, and a ghost pet. Will (the boy), confuses a box containing ashes of Henry Morbower, who is Liesl's father, with the most powerful magic in the world. Liesl is locked in the...
  • You can live in Disney's Haunted Mansion for $873,000

    You can live in Disney's Haunted Mansion for $873,000
    A 10,000-square-foot replica of the Disneyland Haunted Mansion attraction minus the 999 ghosts will go up for auction Wednesday on eBay for $873,000 or the next highest bid. Photos: A virtual tour of the Haunted Mansion replica home The ghostly...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: A ride on the Ghost Train

    It’s Halloween time again which means several special events such as haunted houses pop up. The best event in terms of value, professionalism, and family-friendly (five years and older), is the Ghost Train produced by Los Angeles Live Steamers...
  • 'Transported in time' to haunting season to Annapolis

    'Transported in time' to haunting season to Annapolis
    In the crisp autumn wind, as leaves fill gutters and darkness falls ever earlier on the Colonial-era streets of Maryland's capital city, ghost season arrives in Annapolis. "Dying trees, boy, that's the good stuff," folklorist Ed Okonowicz said....