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  • Top US colleges like Yale, Harvard seek Chinese students from outside the economic elite

    Widely regarded overseas as places only for children of the rich and powerful, top American universities like Yale and Harvard are increasing efforts to attract the best international students, regardless of their financial backgrounds. With more...
  • 'Fifty Shades' parody hits Genesee stage

    'Fifty Shades' parody hits Genesee stage
    "Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody" takes girls' night out to the next level with a night that's sure to be full of raunchy humor and naughty fun at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at The Genesee in Waukegan. "Spank!" takes E.L. James' best-selling novel and turns it...
  • Reel Critics: 'Mortdecai': painful, pitiful and pointless

    It's only January, but you can already see what may be the worst big-budget movie of 2015 at a theater near you. "Mortdecai" is a pitiful attempt to reprise the near-dead genre of British madcap farce. It's based on a series of comic thriller novels...
  • New publishing trends reshaping reading

    New publishing trends reshaping reading
    In November, a pair of technology journalists issued the latest in what seems to be a constant stream of announcements proclaiming the start of a book publishing revolution. First, co-authors Jason Hiner and Lyndsey Gilpin said they would crowdfund...
  • E-reader: For Sherlock, game is afoot once again

    E-reader: For Sherlock, game is afoot once again
    The Three Monarchs by Anthony Horowitz, 30-minute read, $1.99, Kindle Single If you've already plowed through Anthony Horowitz's latest Sherlock Holmes novel, "Moriarty," consider this Kindle Single, "The Three Monarchs." Scotland Yard inspector...
  • Coming of age with Asali Solomon's 'Disgruntled'

     Coming of age with Asali Solomon's 'Disgruntled'
    With her 2006 fiction collection "Get Down," Asali Solomon established herself as a short-form artist with a knack for writing misfits in black middle-class Philadelphia. Her first novel, "Disgruntled," is a fitting follow-up — a smart,...
  • Republican write-off: Rubio and Huckabee serve 'Dreams' and 'Gravy'

    Republican write-off: Rubio and Huckabee serve 'Dreams' and 'Gravy'
    Little noticed amid the will-they-or-won't-they speculation over who will run for the 2016 Republican nomination, leading figures in both parties now agree to a surprising extent about what economic problem will top the next president's agenda. Whether...
  • Culture Clash adds more bite in 'Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival'

     Culture Clash adds more bite in 'Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival'
    The clickety-clack of an old-timey film projector fills the Kirk Douglas Theatre as grainy, black-and-white footage depicting Los Angeles, 1959, scrolls across the back wall of the stage. Police sweep through Chavez Ravine, home to villages of Mexican...
  • Katie Ernst finds jazz in Dorothy Parker's poems

    Katie Ernst finds jazz in Dorothy Parker's poems
    Anyone who has attended Chicago jazz performances during the past couple of years probably has noticed her: a versatile young bassist who plays in far-flung bands and sings with uncommon delicacy and authenticity. Last May, she played the world premiere...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    March 3: David Axelrod will discuss his memoir, "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics" with Tribune Editorial Board member Clarence Page. 7 p.m., Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave., $20. Printers Row members receive priority seating at the above...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AMERICAN SNIPER 3 stars. Bradley Cooper delivers a powerful turn as Chris Kyle, the real-life Navy SEAL credited with the most kills of any sniper in U.S. military history. Clint Eastwood directs this taut Iraq War-era drama, although the sequences with...