RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Literature

A collection of news and information related to Literature published by this site and its partners.

Top Literature Articles

Displaying items 111-121
  • TV no longer a vast wasteland as movie stars top Emmy nods

    TV no longer a vast wasteland as movie stars top Emmy nods
    Will the red carpet this August be for the Emmys or the Oscars? It's getting hard to tell. Anyone needing proof that television has usurped much of the movies' cultural relevance need look no further than Thursday's announcement of nominations for the...
  • 'Mood Indigo' is too twee to put one in the mood

    Review: 'Mood Indigo' ★&#9733
    The eccentric whimsy and invention overfill the screen of Michel Gondry's "Mood Indigo," an adaptation of a novel by the Frenchman who wrote "I Spit on Your Graves." Set in an alternate "Brazil"/"Delicatessen"/"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"...
  • Ghosts in Savannah, charm in Charleston

    Ghosts in Savannah, charm in Charleston
    It was 11 p.m. on a muggy May night in Savannah when we came to an eerie, three-story mansion on a quiet square with moss-covered trees -- the last stop on our ghost tour. The home on Abercorn Street, a dilapidated Greek-revival structure, is owned by...
  • Literary events in July

    Literary events in July
    Brad Meltzer's thrillers have made him a best-selling author and brought him visibility as the host of the The History Channel's "Decoded." He's also the president of the Mystery Writers of America. But lately his series of children's books subtitled...
  • Andy Serkis: Beneath the digital makeup, a box-office powerhouse

    Andy Serkis: Beneath the digital makeup, a box-office powerhouse
    Andy Serkis may be the only top-billed star in a summer blockbuster whom you wouldn't recognize if you passed him on the street. A master of motion capture, Serkis has made his name breathing life into digitally rendered characters such as Gollum,...
  • Fred Ordway dies at 87; scientist worked on '2001: A Space Odyssey'

    Fred Ordway dies at 87; scientist worked on '2001: A Space Odyssey'
    The pulp science-fiction magazine was left by a maid in his family's posh upper eastside apartment. Fred Ordway picked it up, and knew from that moment what he would grow up to be. Ordway, 87, who died July 1 in Huntsville, Ala., devoured science-...
  • Rocker Patti Smith wins Tribune Literary Award

    Rocker Patti Smith wins Tribune Literary Award
    Patti Smith was writing long before she became known as a rock performer, so the accolades she has been receiving for her written work have a complete-the-circle sort of feel. She won the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction for "Just Kids," her...
  • Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Grand Re-Opening The Red Lion Pub 2446 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-883-2422 The reputedly haunted British-style pub—a landmark since 1984—closed its doors in 2008, but the owner's son, Colin Cordwell, has reconstructed the space from the...
  • Two dog memoirs shed light on human nature

    Two dog memoirs shed light on human nature
    Dog memoirs are a tricky literary tradition. Writers are naturally solitary people, so it's no surprise they often form close bonds with such loyal, social animals and that, in turn, their pooches begin to inspire (or some might say dictate) their written...
  • Boys will be boys (and sometimes girls)

    "Adam" by Ariel Schrag; Mariner (302 pages, $13.95) In Ariel Schrag's audacious coming-of-age novel "Adam," an inexperienced teenage boy falls in love with a lesbian and tricks her into believing he's transgender so she'll go out with him. Yes, I know:...
  • IFC Orders 'Spoils of Babylon' Sequel 'The Spoils Before Dying'

    IFC has ordered a sequel to the Funny or Die-produced "Spoils of Babylon," the cabler announced Monday. The comedy miniseries, "The Spoils Before Dying," will again be executive produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Matt Piedmont, Andrew Steele and Nate...