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  • ‘Gotham’ has deep pop culture resonance, actor Donal Logue says

     
    The push-pull relationship between upright detective Jim Gordon and his morally flexible partner Harvey Bullock is a driving feature on […]...
  • Book festivals this weekend in Boston and Texas

    Book festivals this weekend in Boston and Texas
    If you happen not to be in Los Angeles this weekend -- and that's unfortunate, because temperatures here have finally dropped below 100 --the optimal places to be are Boston and Austin. Both are holding book festivals. The Texas Book Festival is bigger,...
  • Carolyn Kizer dies at 89; Pulitzer winner's poems reflected her feminism

    Carolyn Kizer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose sharp wit suffused even her most ardent calls for feminist progress and who declared in one of her best-known pieces, "I will speak about women of letters, for I'm in the racket," has died. She was 89....
  • Zilpha Keatley Snyder dies at 87; wrote fantastical children's books

     Zilpha Keatley Snyder dies at 87; wrote fantastical children's books
    Zilpha Keatley Snyder, the author of dozens of children's and young-adult novels centered on lonely kids with rich but chilling fantasy lives, has died. She was 87. Snyder, who lived in a Marin County retirement community, died Oct. 7 in San Francisco...
  • Review: 'Not My Father's Son' by Alan Cumming

    Review: 'Not My Father's Son' by Alan Cumming
    Alan Cumming is the political consultant Eli Gold on CBS' "The Good Wife," perpetually trying to fend off scandal and electoral disaster with guile and an American accent. He is the alluring host of PBS' "Masterpiece Mystery!" And he is currently on...
  • Review: 'Lila' by Marilynne Robinson

    Review: 'Lila' by Marilynne Robinson
    If you loved Marilynne Robinson's novels "Gilead" and "Home," as my wife and many of my friends did, you probably won't be bothering with this review; you'll already have Robinson's "Lila" at the top of your to-read list. Set in the Iowa town of Gilead...
  • Review: 'Being Mortal' by Atul Gawande

    Review: 'Being Mortal' by Atul Gawande
    Three-quarters of the way through "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End," Atul Gawande pulls back his carefully stitched curtain of reporting and research to relate the story of his father's decline and eventual death. Atmaram Gawande was in...
  • The Biblioracle: Indie bookstores on the rise

    The Biblioracle: Indie bookstores on the rise
    As most of you likely know, the current culinary trend is the locavore movement. More and more we expect our food to be produced relatively close to where we're eating it. Farmers' markets abound; the one in Logan Square near the home of brother and...
  • A rundown on the Man Booker Prize shortlist

    A rundown on the Man Booker Prize shortlist
    There is something silly about surveying all of English literature each year and deciding that one book is simply better than all others, as though literature were the equivalent of an Olympic long jump, and all we really need is a more accurate ruler...
  • ‘Moana': Disney unveils first look at South Pacific animated feature

     
    Walt Disney Animation Studios has revealed a first look at “Moana,” an animated feature slated to hit theaters in late […]...
  • ‘The Mortal Instruments’ to be rebooted as TV series in 2015

     
    “The Mortal Instruments” is coming to the small screen, Constantin Film confirmed Monday. The new TV series, based on the […]...