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  • 'Queen of Crime' Sara Blaedel translates passion for genre into literary success

    'Queen of Crime' Sara Blaedel translates passion for genre into literary success
    Just two months into 2015, and Sara Blaedel already is having quite a year. The Danish author recently won the Golden Laurel award, Denmark's most prestigious literary award. At the time of the announcement, Blaedel already was celebrating the U.S....
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Bill Hillmann

    Me, My Shelf and I: Bill Hillmann
    Novelist and former boxer Bill Hillmann says he didn't read a book recreationally until he was 20 years old. "I was too busy getting into trouble and playing sports and stuff," he says. His outdoorsy father had urged him to read Hemingway, but Hillmann...
  • Zombie love story to invade Naperville

    Life may imitate art. For a Naperville high school teacher, life parallels art. What started as a personal journey to write a zombie novel grew into lessons on book publishing where the teacher learned just as much as his students. Four years ago, Brian...
  • 'Girl in a Band' is Kim Gordon's unconventional self-creation tale

     'Girl in a Band' is Kim Gordon's unconventional self-creation tale
    Feminism never actually promised women they could have it all, but Kim Gordon seemed to nail it anyway. A founding member of the long-running experimental rock group Sonic Youth, she had the successful band, the devoted husband (her bandmate Thurston...
  • Review: 'It's the Pictures That Got Small' edited by Anthony Slide

     Review: 'It's the Pictures That Got Small' edited by Anthony Slide
    In what we like to think of romantically as the Golden Age of Hollywood, films were corporate commodities manufactured by committee, much as an automobile is put together on an assembly line. There were exceptions, but even in the work of some of the most...
  • New in paperbacks: 'Hollow City' by Ransom Riggs, more

    New in paperbacks: 'Hollow City' by Ransom Riggs, more
    Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, Quirk, 428 pages, $10.99 The sequel to "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," "Hollow City" begins in 1940, immediately following the events of the best-selling young-adult crossover novel. After barely escaping Miss...
  • From the archives: A look back at 'Picture' by Lillian Ross

    From the archives: A look back at 'Picture' by Lillian Ross
    Editor's note: As Hollywood celebrates the Oscars Feb. 22, we look back at the original Chicago Tribune review of "Picture: A Story About Hollywood," Lillian Ross' 1952 classic account of the making of "The Red Badge of Courage." The best Hollywood...
  • 'Grand Budapest Hotel' special among Oscar-nominated screenplays

    'Grand Budapest Hotel' special among Oscar-nominated screenplays
    This year's Academy Award-nominated screenplays in the "adapted" category include a trio of variously effective and affecting whitewash jobs based on real people ("American Sniper," "The Imitation Game," "The Theory of Everything"); a ripping melodrama...
  • Miami man who fabricated details of Holocaust memoir dies

    A South Florida man who wrote a discredited memoir about meeting his wife at a World War II concentration sub-camp has died. Officials at Levitt Weinstein Eternal Light Funeral Service say Herman Rosenblat died Feb. 5, and was buried Feb. 8 in Hollywood,...
  • New Dr. Seuss book 'What Pet Should I Get?' coming this summer

    New Dr. Seuss book 'What Pet Should I Get?' coming this summer
    Another recently discovered manuscript is coming to summer reading lists, this time in the form of a new Dr. Seuss book.  The manuscript by the late author Theodor Geisel, known to readers as Dr. Seuss, is coming out in July -- the same month as the...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' to top box office for second weekend

    'Fifty Shades of Grey' to top box office for second weekend
    Despite an anticipated drop in ticket sales, "Fifty Shades of Grey" is poised to dominate the box office for a second weekend. The Universal Pictures film is likely to add $30 million this weekend to its robust domestic debut haul thus far of $102.7...