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  • 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...
  • Students experience the Bard

    Students experience the Bard
    The works of William Shakespeare got a modern and humorous twist Tuesday at the Alex Theatre as more than 1,100 Southland students were treated to a unique production featuring scenes from five of the legendary playwright’s famous titles. Now in...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Five things to expect from the erotic drama

    "Fifty Shades of Grey" fans are already getting hot and bothered about the big-screen adaptation of E.L. James' wildly popular erotic novel, which will steam up movie theaters this Valentine's Day weekend. We've known the basic outline of the film for a...
  • 'American Sniper' expected to hold down No. 1 spot at box office

    'American Sniper' expected to hold down No. 1 spot at box office
    Despite three new releases, "American Sniper" will likely hold down the top spot at the box office. The war drama shattered several box office records and surpassed tracking expectations over the busy four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. In its...
  • 'Dear White People,' 'Imitation Game' are among GLAAD nominees

    'Dear White People,' 'Imitation Game' are among GLAAD nominees
    The LGBT media advocacy organization GLAAD named the nominees for its annual GLAAD Media Awards on Wednesday, announcing 31 categories (English and Spanish–language) for the fair and accurate inclusion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Saint Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel" by Dean Koontz (Bantam, $28). Last week: — 2. "The Girl on the Train: A Novel" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead, $26.95). Last week: — 3. "All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel" by...
  • 'Whipping Boy' digs up childhood bully and a fascinating story

    'Whipping Boy' digs up childhood bully and a fascinating story
    Revenge is a dish best served between the cold, hard covers of a book. That is the lesson of Allen Kurzweil's "Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully." Kurzweil, a bestselling novelist and children's book author, is an engaging...
  • Finalists for the 2015 Edgar Awards are announced

    Finalists for the 2015 Edgar Awards are announced
    The Mystery Writers of America have announced the finalists for the 2015 Edgars, or more formally, the Edgar Allan Poe Awards. The awards, which celebrate writing for print and screen, will be presented at a gala ceremony in New York on April 29....
  • Me, My Shelf and I: JC Steinbrunner

    Me, My Shelf and I: JC Steinbrunner
    JC Steinbrunner doesn’t shy away from 3,000-page tomes. In fact, several of the books in his Civil War–centric collection could serve double duty as doorstops. The painter and founder of the Salon Series — who lives in Lakeview with...
  • Can 'Realistic Romance' Still Be Hot And Steamy?

    Can 'Realistic Romance' Still Be Hot And Steamy?
    Is the new designation for books — "Realistic Romance" — a contradiction in terms? Is it a classic oxymoron right up there with "free gift," "business ethics" and "adult children"? Or will "Realistic Romance" now forever (another lovely...
  • We back free expression in Paris, but not in U.S.?

    Like all civilized world citizens, I was outraged by the brutal killings this month in France. Those who first died were the cartoonists and editors of Charlie Hebdo. They were slain in retaliation for their creative satire of the Prophet Mohammed by...