| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:39 PM
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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:24 PM
It's time for this month's new-release roundup. Once again, Hampton Roads authors offer enough topics and genres to make any bibliophile happy. Check out this month's offerings. Maybe you'll find one or two that pique your fancy.
| Jul 27, 2014
| 10:57 PM
The Sports Xchange
NFL Team Report - Philadelphia Eagles - INSIDE SLANT
A year ago, the Philadelphia Eagles' entire first-string offensive line started every game and missed only 90 snaps as a group.
This year, they already know they will be without...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
I know it's disturbingly early to get into this, but here is my out-of-nowhere prediction for the 2016 presidential race: Hillary Clinton vs. Rand Paul.
Ms. Clinton is an easy pick. She was on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart on Tuesday night looking...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:39 AM
In October 1962, in the midst of the nuclear confrontation with the Soviet Union that would eventually become known as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously recommended to President Kennedy that he order an attack on the island...
| Jul 11, 2014
In the world of books, the apocalypse is big business — bigger than ever, in fact, with the surge in popularity of young-adult dystopian novels such as the "Hunger Games" and "Divergent" trilogies.
But while those books offer a relatively...
| Jul 18, 2014
"Do you want to take a trip? You can say no." Tim Bannon, my editor at the Chicago Tribune, stood at my cubicle on an August day in 2001. Back then, he ran the daily features section. Tim knew I liked to travel for stories, and that if the story took me...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 1:54 PM
EUSTIS — Cue the coyote: Sam Shepard's "True West," opens at 8 p. m. Friday, Aug. 15.
Presented by the Bay Street Players, Dark Side of Saturn's production of the Tony-nominated story of two brothers originally opened at the John & Rita Lowndes...
| Aug 17, 2014
It's a Friday morning in Courtroom 206 at the Cook County Criminal Courts Building, and Associate Judge Rosemary Grant Higgins is getting an update on the progress of one of her cases.
"It looks like you've really taken to the program," Higgins says,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The killing of a young black man by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the subsequent military-style police response to protests has illuminated two very disturbing phenomena. One is older than our republic -- racial prejudice -- and the other is...