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  • ‘The Hobbit': Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens on ‘Five Armies’ ending

     
    “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” filmmakers Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh are bidding Middle-earth goodbye […]...
  • 2014 Games: There was ugliness, but diversity won

     
    THE PLAYER One of the most unforgettable video game characters of 2014 was a princess and one whose name most […]...
  • Variety's take on 'The Interview'

    Variety's take on 'The Interview'
    Editor's note: Originally scheduled for Dec. 25 wide release, "The Interview" has been shelved by Sony, with no plans for theatrical, VOD or streaming options. Many critics outside Chicago caught earlier press and promotional screenings in Los Angeles,...
  • 2014 in Review: David L. Ulin looks at the year in books

    2014 in Review: David L. Ulin looks at the year in books
    What was the upshot of my year in reading — the ideas, the through lines that most stirred or provoked me in 2014? The dominant thread was what we might call that of common experience, work that finds significance in incidental things. Karl Ove...
  • Lev Grossman on falling in love with 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'

    Lev Grossman on falling in love with 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'
    For much of December, we posted the authors' reflections on giving books as holiday gifts. Today is our last installment. Thanks for following along and happy holidays! Lev Grossman Author of "The Magicians" series I don't ordinarily like being...
  • Phil Klay on the gift of a good book in wartime

    Phil Klay on the gift of a good book in wartime
    Each day from now through Hanukkah and on to Christmas, we'll post an author's reflection on giving books as holiday gifts. Follow us on Twitter @ChiTribBooks to be alerted to new posts and tell us about your book-related holiday memories by using...
  • Amy Bloom: Handing down a good book

    Amy Bloom: Handing down a good book
    Each day from now through Hanukkah and on to Christmas, we'll post an author's reflection on giving books as holiday gifts. Follow us on Twitter @ChiTribBooks to be alerted to new posts and tell us about your book-related holiday memories by using...
  • Review: 'The Interview'

    Review: 'The Interview'
    Editor's note: Sony announced Tuesday that it will give “The Interview” a “limited theatrical release” beginning Christmas Day, with the movie showing in a handful of independent theaters across the country. Originally scheduled...
  • David L. Ulin's best books of 2014

    David L. Ulin's best books of 2014
    Lists are, by their nature, impressionistic: How could they be otherwise? Here then, alphabetically by title, are the most stirring of the books I wrote about this year, my 10 favorites of 2014. "Can't and Won't: Stories" by Lydia Davis (Farrar,...
  • ‘Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies': Armitage’s Thorin fights to the end

     
    Richard Armitage came to the New Zealand set of Peter Jackson's “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” primed […]...
  • 'Christ Actually' argues for belief through imitation

    'Christ Actually' argues for belief through imitation
    Advent is upon us. Just days from now Christ will again be born. Can you believe it? Really, can you believe it? Christian writers and other authors taking up the figure known as the Christ often find themselves haunted — or, if you'll have no...