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  • Da Chen on his new novel, 'My Last Empress.' He's in L.A. Thursday

    Da Chen hit bestseller lists in 1999 with his first book, the memoir "Colors of the Mountain." That, and its sequel, "Sounds of the River," told of the hardships he experienced while growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution. Chen had moved...
  • Baltimore author Margaret Meacham publishes two books in a month

    Baltimore author Margaret Meacham publishes two books in a month
    When author Margaret Meacham was a little girl, she let her imagination soar while perched high in the branches of a buckeye tree in her family's Pittsburgh backyard. Now, half a century after those leafy daydreams, the 60-year-old Meacham is a popular...
  • 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...
  • Chatting up Natalie Dormer about 'The Fades,' 'Game of Thrones,' Madonna

    Chatting up Natalie Dormer about 'The Fades,' 'Game of Thrones,' Madonna
    It just doesn't seem right watching Natalie Dormer act in contemporary clothing, let alone with her natural blond hair. "I do quite a lot contemporary stuff," Dormer told me, laughing, during a phone interview from London, "but the American audience...
  • Chicago Live! comes home to Old Town

    Chicago Live! comes home to Old Town
    On the opening night of Chicago Live! Thursday, in its new home at Pipers Alley with The Second City, the show didn't feel new: It felt like a homecoming. No one from Chicago would feel out of place. Rick Kogan needed no script to talk about the 43rd...
  • Theater review: 'The Piano Lesson' from Seminole State College

     Theater review: 'The Piano Lesson' from Seminole State College
    Are we always to be haunted by our past? August Wilson raises the question in hisPulitzer Prize-winning play "The Piano Lesson." "There ain't no ghosts in this house," insists Boy Willie, recently returned to the home shared by his uncle and sister. But...
  • 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...