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  • 'Poltergeist' remake haunted by its original version

    Within Hollywood's ongoing remake cycle, the 1982 hit "Poltergeist" is a choice both obvious and challenging. A touchstone for much in contemporary horror, with its emphasis on a family in peril, then cutting-edge effects work and some sly satire, the...
  • Tim Roth deals with death, sadness in Cannes entry 'Chronic'

    Tim Roth toned things down for his role in the Cannes Film Festival entry "Chronic." The British actor known for his explosive turns in films from "Made in Britain" to "Pulp Fiction" is tense and taciturn as a nurse who cares for the dying in the...
  • Chuck Palahniuk breaks the first rule of 'Fight Club'

    Chuck Palahniuk breaks the first rule of 'Fight Club'
    It's hardly the Project Mayhem envisioned in Chuck Palahniuk's cult novel "Fight Club," but anarchy is expected — no, encouraged — during his appearance at Miami-Dade College on Tuesday, May 26. To counteract the author's own boredom, a...
  • Former Walters Art Museum director Gary Vikan is one of six contestants in literary "Pitch Week"

    Former Walters Art Museum director Gary Vikan is one of six contestants  in literary "Pitch Week"
    Former Walters Art Museum director Gary Vikan might not appear to have much in common with Sawyer Fredericks, who just won Season 8 of "The Voice" on NBC. But Vikan has been selected as one of six contestants nationwide who will compete in June during...
  • Magnus Mills' 'Maintenance of Headway' a satire of bureaucracy

    Magnus Mills' 'Maintenance of Headway' a satire of bureaucracy
    Partway through Magnus Mills' "The Maintenance of Headway," the narrator, a bus driver in a city that must be London, is stuck on a crowded road behind a truck with a warning reading, "If you can't see my mirrors I can't see you." Bored and frustrated,...
  • Students bury time capsule with a look toward the future

    What will the Class of 2035 think of the Class of 2015? As Spanish River High School students gathered items for a time capsule, buried recently in their school courtyard, they wondered how future students will perceive their intensively academic and...
  • Nell Zink's comic 'Mislaid' is quick-paced, problematic

     Nell Zink's comic 'Mislaid' is quick-paced, problematic
    Mislaid, misnamed, misconstrued — all of these terms could describe Nell Zink's exuberant but problematic second novel, a comedy of manners and errors about sexuality, race and class in the American South. The time is 1960s post-segregation...
  • 'Leaving Orbit' cheers spaceflight's feats, mourns its fading

    'Leaving Orbit' cheers spaceflight's feats, mourns its fading
    In 1969, the moon landing brought together a nation, millions slack-jawed in the glow of their televisions. In 1986, the explosion of the Challenger became a defining moment for a generation of schoolchildren. But how many of us remember the blastoff of...
  • Out & About: Kick off the long holiday weekend with happy hour, live music

    Out & About: Kick off the long holiday weekend with happy hour, live music
    Happy Memorial Day weekend! To all the Naval Academy graduates today, congratulations! I always find it fitting that the USNA graduation occurs near Memorial Day as it serves as a striking reminder of the purpose of this long weekend. It's not the...
  • 'When Marnie Was There' deftly creates a magical friendship

    "When Marnie Was There," the delicate, evocative new Japanese animated film from Studio Ghibli, does not fall neatly into any conventional narrative category. But that doesn't get in the way of it being visually spectacular. As directed by Hiromasa...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "14th Deadly Sin" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown, $28). Last week: 1 2. "The Girl on the Train: A Novel" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead, $26.95). Last week: 2 3. "All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel" by...