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  • TV Review: Masterpiece's 'Death Comes To Pemberley'

    TV Review: Masterpiece's 'Death Comes To Pemberley'
    A "Pride and Prejudice" sequel/murder mystery? That alone should be a sufficient come-on to rouse English-lit majors and awaken "Masterpiece" viewers, but "Death Comes to Pemberley" -- a two-part movie adapted from P.D. James' novel -- has the extra...
  • Book Club, from Northbrook

    Book Club, from Northbrook
    Our club: We are the Book Club and have been meeting for 30 years. We have 15 members. Our meetings: We meet once a month in Northbrook, except July and August. One unique thing about us: The books we read must be available in paperback; and we take...
  • Essayist Roxane Gay's critical voice is booming

    Essayist Roxane Gay's critical voice is booming
    At the risk of sounding like I'm "mansplaining": Female nonfiction writers are having a moment. How do I know this? The literary ether has whispered it for months: Lena Dunham ("Girls") recently Instagrammed a picture of Megan Stielstra's book of essays,...
  • 'Men We Reaped' wins 2014 Heartland Prize for Nonfiction

    'Men We Reaped' wins 2014 Heartland Prize for Nonfiction
    When the Union Army's famous 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first African-American units in the Civil War, unsuccessfully assaulted Fort Wagner in South Carolina, escaped slave Harriet Tubman bore witness to the bloodshed from the front...
  • Best bets in and around the western suburbs, Oct. 23-29

    Best bets in and around the western suburbs, Oct. 23-29
    Event highlights for the weekend and beyond in and around the south suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: triblocal.com/events. Trunk-or-Treat in Darien St....
  • First Kirkus Prizes go to Roz Chast, Lily King and Kate Samworth

    First Kirkus Prizes go to Roz Chast, Lily King and Kate Samworth
    The first-ever Kirkus Prize winners were announced Thursday in Austin, Texas; each gets $50,000. Roz Chast took the nonfiction prize with her graphic memoir, "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant." The fiction prize went to Lily King for her...
  • Anne Rice talks about reviving vampire creations in 'Prince Lestat'

    Anne Rice talks about reviving vampire creations in 'Prince Lestat'
    When Anne Rice published "Interview With the Vampire" in 1976, she didn't just launch her own vampire series — her sexy tragic vampire antiheroes launched an entirely new genre. The phrase paranormal romance "didn't exist when I wrote the...
  • Keira Knightley set for Broadway debut in 'Therese Raquin' in 2015

    Keira Knightley set for Broadway debut in 'Therese Raquin' in 2015
    Keira Knightley has played numerous period heroines on screen, from her Oscar-nominated role in "Pride and Prejudice" to this year's "The Imitation Game." Next year, the British actress will once again don the wardrobe of another era in the play...
  • Captain Comics: Gaiman's finale to 'Graveyard Book' a grabber

    Neil Gaiman constantly surprises, and he's done it again with "The Graveyard Book Volume 2," the wrap-up of the novel's adaptation to comics. What looked like a horror story, perhaps overlaid with a fable, topped with a touch of modern myth-making, all...
  • Emmaus Public Library offers literacy programs

    Emmaus Public Library offers literacy programs
    The Emmaus Public Library offers educational and literacy programs for all ages, from young children's story times to "literary lunches," teen programs, young children's building block parties and special interest events for adults, according to the...
  • Actor Keanu Reeves returns to the dark side in 'John Wick'

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Actor Keanu Reeves travels to a murky underworld in the action thriller, "John Wick," playing a grieving husband and retired assassin, who reverts to being a killing machine to avenge the wrongs done to him...