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  • Faith and magic get a 'Revival' in new Stephen King novel

    There's a video on YouTube in which Stephen King describes his first encounter with Stanley Kubrick. "I actually think stories of the supernatural are always optimistic, don't you?" King remembers Kubrick insisting over the phone from England; when...
  • 'Massacre' a sobering chronicle of the Paris Commune

    'Massacre' a sobering chronicle of the Paris Commune
    The Paris Commune was a defining moment for the European left: the first self-consciously socialist uprising — as opposed to the liberal nationalist revolutions of 1830 and 1848 — that aimed to put working-class people in control of industry...
  • A life-affirming romp through death in 'All My Puny Sorrows'

    A life-affirming romp through death in 'All My Puny Sorrows'
    "All My Puny Sorrows" is a novel about suicide, a 320-page contemplation of the point of human existence that asks why we bother slogging through our inevitable suffering when we have the choice to end it all. The book contains little plot, an abundance...
  • 'American Grotesque' resurrects William Mortensen's photos

    It's hard to imagine two 20th century American photographers more diametrically opposed than the macabre visionary William Mortensen and Ansel Adams, poster boy for so-called straight photography. Google Ansel Adams and you get a Sierra Club Calendar-...
  • Pope Francis takes centre stage in new Filipino musical

    Filipinopriests sing and dance in a new musical based on the life ofPope Francis that aims to draw more young people to the churchin Asia's largest Roman Catholic country. The two-hour musical traces the life of Jorge MarioBergoglio from his childhood in...
  • 2015 Algren contest begins

    2015 Algren contest begins
    The Chicago Tribune's Algren Awards contest is officially under way. This nationally recognized contest for original short fiction, named in honor of the Chicago literary great Nelson Algren, is now accepting entries until the deadline of 11:59 p.m....
  • INTERVIEW-"Hobbit" tinkering is in a good cause, film creators say

    The final movie based on J.R.R.Tolkien's "The Hobbit" is here for the holidays and while thecreators of the popular franchise admit they've taken a fewliberties, they say it's all in a good cause. A new character, the female elf warrior Tauriel, who...
  • Patrick Modiano accepts the Nobel, speaks of memory and oblivion

    Patrick Modiano accepts the Nobel, speaks of memory and oblivion
    When French writer Patrick Modiano was named winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature earlier this year, American readers were caught by surprise. Only a handful of the novelist's books had been published in the U.S., leaving many American book lovers...
  • Stephen King's 'It' to be 2 films, with 'True Detective' director's help

    It's exciting news for Stephen King fans, and terrifying news for everyone with a fear of clowns: The master of horror's 1986 novel "It" is finally headed to the big screen, reports Vulture. Filming on the long-discussed project will begin next summer....
  • 'On Tour with Leonard Cohen' presents a picture of the singing poet

     'On Tour with Leonard Cohen' presents a picture of the singing poet
    A selection of Sharon Robinson's 'On Tour with Leonard Cohen' photos are in a Morrison Hotel Gallery exhibit One of the most beguiling images featured in "On Tour with Leonard Cohen," the new book of photos by singer Sharon Robinson, captures...
  • U. of I. experts recommend best children's books

     U. of I. experts recommend best children's books
    Kate Quealy-Gainer frequently gets asked about her favorite children's books, particularly this time of year. That's what happens when you work at the Center for Children's Books at the University of Illinois, where she helps review about 1,000 new...