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  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Jan. 13: Scott Turow will discuss the rights of authors in the digital age. The program will be presented by the Society of Midland Authors in collaboration with Chicago Public Library. 6 p.m., Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.,...
  • Chicago book news: Yorkville featured in 'Images of America' book

    'Yorkville" by Jillian Duchnowski was published by Arcadia Dec. 15. The Images of America series entry collects historical photos the showcase the development of Yorkville. Duchnowski lives in DeKalb. →"He Writes About Us" by Kenan Heise was...
  • Recess timing may not affect kids’ fruit and vegetable intake

    In efforts to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, it seems to make no difference if play time is scheduled before or after lunch, according to a new study of fourth- and fifth-graders. A small segment of kids did show a possible impact from the...
  • Christmas Box Office: Sellouts Reported for 'The Interview'

    Nearly all Christmas Day screenings of Sony's "The Interview" have sold out at the 17 Alamo Drafthouse locations -- an initial positive signal over the studio's decision to go with independent theaters to release the political satire. "We're seeing...
  • Amish romance novels spur boom in 'bonnet rippers'

    Amish romance novels spur boom in 'bonnet rippers'
    The man rides along in a buggy, black hat shading his face, horse trotting ahead of him. As author Mindy Starns Clark pens him, he's thinking, maybe praying, enjoying his surroundings as the vehicle rolls through Lancaster County. And the next time...
  • 'Into the Woods' finds the feeling behind the fables

    The journey from stage to screen has been a remarkably long one for Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's "Into the Woods." The comedic musical drama first began its transition from Broadway (where it opened in 1987) to the big screen over 20 years ago,...
  • Film Review: 'Concrete Night'

    In 2004, the Finnish director Pirjo Honkasalo made a soulful, stylized documentary laying bare the toll taken by the Chechnya war on children on all sides of the conflict. Among its other virtues, the devastating "The 3 Rooms of Melancholia" showed how...
  • 12 ways to do literary good this holiday season

    12 ways to do literary good this holiday season
      What with all the wrapping and trips to the store and airport lines and online shopping, it's easy to lose hold of the idea that the holidays are for giving. If you have room left on your list or in your wallet, here are some ways to give for the...
  • Brandon Stoddard, ABC Exec Who Shepherded 'Roots,' Dies at 77

    Brandon Stoddard, the longtime ABC exec who shepherded such landmark longform productions as "Roots" and "The Winds of War," died Monday after a battle with cancer. He was 77. Stoddard had a 25-year career at ABC, rising to entertainment president from...
  • Nobel Prize leadership change at the Swedish Academy

    When the Nobel Prize in Literature is announced, it's the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary Peter Englund who steps before the cameras with the news. That is, it was Englund; beginning in 2015, it'll be Sara Danius. Danius will be taking over as...
  • France waves discreet goodbye to 75 percent super-tax

    When President Francois Hollande unveiled a "super-tax" on the rich in 2012, some feared an exodus of business, sporting and artistic talent. One adviser warned it was a Socialist step too far that would turn France into "Cuba without sun". Two years on,...