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  • Marja Mills addresses controversy at literary event

    Marja Mills addresses Harper Lee controversy at literary event
    Less than a week after the publication of Marja Mills' memoir, “The Mockingbird Next Door,” her story of befriending the famously reclusive 88-year-old author Harper Lee, the book remains embroiled in controversy. On July 14, the day...
  • ‘Batman’ No. 33: Scott Snyder calls ‘Zero Year’ end personal, over-the-top

     
    Batman and the Riddler are finally face to face for their final showdown – but the hero isn’t going to […]...
  • Toronto 2014: Reitman, Baumbach and Rock to premiere new films

    New movies from veteran directors such as Jason Reitman, Noah Baumbach and Shawn Levy — not to mention the work of some less expected filmmaking types — will make their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival when it kicks...
  • Baltimore mayor reaches out to residents on new youth curfew

    Baltimore mayor reaches out to residents on new youth curfew
    As Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake set out on foot Saturday to pitch an upcoming community forum on the city's new youth curfew law, the controversial measure drew — as it has in the past — a mixed response from residents. Charlie...
  • Ghosts soar in William Vollmann's hefty 'Last Stories'

    Ghosts soar in William Vollmann's hefty 'Last Stories'
    It has been a season of giants in the arts. In New York, Jeff Koons' "Split-Rocker," a 37-foot-tall foliage sculpture of a rocking horse made up of 50,000 flowering plants, has given Kara Walker's sphinx, a 35-foot-tall sculpture made of an estimated 40...
  • 'The Book of Life' a bewitching end to All Souls Trilogy

    'The Book of Life' a bewitching end to All Souls Trilogy
    Diana Bishop, a witch and Yale historian, and Matthew Clairmont, a vampire and Oxford biochemist, have been searching for Ashmole 782 (a.k.a. the Book of Life) through the first two books of Deborah Harkness' All Souls Trilogy. Harkness has immersed and...
  • Andersonville's Women & Children First Bookstore has new, but familiar, owners

    Andersonville's Women & Children First Bookstore has new, but familiar, owners
    There is joy in Andersonville: Women & Children First Bookstore, the venerable and beloved independent shop at 5233 N. Clark St. has new owners who are very much like the old owners. The change was announced earlier this week: The store’s founders/...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits
    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Act of War" by Brad Thor (Atria, $27.99). The U.S. president orders dangerous covert operations after a series of overseas deaths and disappearances. Last week: — 2. "Invisible" by James Patterson and David Ellis (Little,...
  • Uma Thurman to Bring 'Pulp Fiction' Back to Life Through Auction

    "Pulp Fiction" star Uma Thurman, who appeared as failed actress Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 cult classic, is helping bring the film to life for one lucky fan and 55 of their closest friends. Thurman is auctioning off a night to watch a private...
  • Archie comic banned in Singapore as censorship row escalates

    SINGAPORE, July 17 (Reuters) - Singapore has banned a volume of the "Archie" comic book that featured a same-sex marriage, adding fuel to a censorship row that erupted over a children's story about two male penguins hatching an egg. "Archie: The...
  • Same-sex penguin parents spark literary controversy in Singapore

    Same-sex penguin parents spark literary controversy in Singapore
    The children’s title “And Tango Makes Three” sparked controversy when it was first published in the United States in 2005. The illustrated book tells the real-life story of two male penguins who hatched an egg together at New York’...