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  • Robert Lloyd's best TV shows of 2014

    Robert Lloyd's best TV shows of 2014
    Here is Robert Lloyd’s look at the best of 2014 in television. "Broad City" (Comedy Central). Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's glassy-eyed aspirational comedy of friendship and survival feels like the future. "Jane the Virgin" (CW). A delicate...
  • Mark Olsen's best indie films of 2014

    Throughout the year people you thought you knew showed they were still full of surprises. In 2014, when some would see cinema as a storytelling mode and cultural force as an endangered species, these are vital signs of life. Here is Mark Olsen's top ten...
  • 2014 Games: There was ugliness, but diversity won

     
    THE PLAYER One of the most unforgettable video game characters of 2014 was a princess and one whose name most […]...
  • David L. Ulin's best books of 2014

    David L. Ulin's best books of 2014
    Lists are, by their nature, impressionistic: How could they be otherwise? Here then, alphabetically by title, are the most stirring of the books I wrote about this year, my 10 favorites of 2014. "Can't and Won't: Stories" by Lydia Davis (Farrar,...
  • 2014 in Review: David L. Ulin looks at the year in books

    2014 in Review: David L. Ulin looks at the year in books
    What was the upshot of my year in reading — the ideas, the through lines that most stirred or provoked me in 2014? The dominant thread was what we might call that of common experience, work that finds significance in incidental things. Karl Ove...
  • Connecticut Authors Published A Varied Selection Of Books In 2014

    It's time for a look at books published in 2014 by Connecticut authors. Roz Chast, The New Yorker cartoonist, published the funny yet heartbreaking graphic memoir, "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" (Bloomsbury USA,$28). Novelist Amy...
  • ‘The Hobbit': Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens on ‘Five Armies’ ending

     
    “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” filmmakers Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh are bidding Middle-earth goodbye […]...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Gray Mountain" by John Grisham (Doubleday, $28.95). A lawyer from Manhattan is relocated to a small town full of secrets. Last week: 2 2. "Hope to Die" by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $29).The latest book in the Alex Cross...
  • Review: 'Fields of Blood' by Karen Armstrong

    Review: 'Fields of Blood' by Karen Armstrong
    People commit atrocities for a complex range of reasons," writes Karen Armstrong. "Yet so indelible is the aggressive image of religious faith in our secular consciousness that we routinely load the violent sins of the twentieth century onto the back of...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    Dec. 22: Sarah Ruhl will discuss her new book, "100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write." 7 p.m., Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., womenandchildrenfirst.com, 773-769-9299 Jan. 13: Scott Turow will discuss the rights of authors in the digital...
  • Moravian Book Shop lines up book signings

    Moravian Book Shop lines up book signings
    Lew Bryson knows everything there is to know about whiskey — from Scotch to bourbon to whiskies from Ireland, Japan and Canada. Bryson's new book, "Tasting Whiskey: An Insider's Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World's Finest Spirits," is...