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  • From the archive: Cuba's revolution of the arts

    From the archive: Cuba's revolution of the arts
    Editor's note: As the process of normalizing U.S.-Cuban relations begins, we look back to 1969 when critic Renata Adler assessed the impact of Cuba's revolution on the nation's artists. In this year of severe rationing and shortages of nearly everything...
  • 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.,...
  • Author Creating Special Poems For Reach Out And Read Connecticut

    Author Creating Special Poems For Reach Out And Read Connecticut
    After Mystic author, Tish Rabe, penned more than 150 tales for tots, many stories about Clifford and Curious George, she wanted to create a signature character, all her own. "I wrote a rhyming book about a dinosaur. Maurus O'Roarus was a brachiosaurus who...
  • 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...
  • 'Interview' fallout no laughing matter in comedy world

    'Interview' fallout no laughing matter in comedy world
    In the early 1990s, writer-director Jim Abrahams was making a big studio comedy about a mission to kill a foreign dictator — and not just any foreign dictator, one the United States had recently gone to war against: Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein....
  • 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...
  • PopPolitics: John Lewis Says 'Selma' Is 'Long Overdue'

    Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who helped lead the 1965 voting rights march in Selma, Ala., that became known as "Bloody Sunday," said Ava DuVernay's new movie "Selma" is "long overdue." "The movie is good timing with what is going on in Ferguson, and I was so...
  • H.P. Lovecraft's 'Miskatonic' in the Works as a Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

    Independent production company RadioactiveGiant has acquired the rights to develop, produce and distribute "Miskatonic," a feature film inspired by the works of horror fiction icon H.P. Lovecraft. "Miskatonic" was created in the Lovecraft tradition of...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Susan Hanes

    Me, My Shelf and I: Susan Hanes
    The library of Susan Hanes' Gold Coast residence is the perfect place to while away a chilly winter's eve — cozy armchairs, a crackling fireplace and, everywhere you look, books: stacked on a coffee table, filling wall-to-wall shelving and arrayed...
  • 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...