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  • 'McGlue' casts a groggy sailor into a drunken murder tale

    'McGlue' casts a groggy sailor into a drunken murder tale
    When I was in the Navy, I knew a lot of drunken sailors: men who drank for the joy of being drunk, men who drank with the desperation of characters out of a Faulkner novel, and men who drank for a reprieve from the inflexible discipline that dogs those...
  • Audiobook roundup: Jeffery Deaver's 'Starling Project,' others

    Audiobook roundup: Jeffery Deaver's 'Starling Project,' others
    The Starling Project by Jeffery Deaver, featuring Alfred Molina, Lisa Stathoplos, David J. Curtis and Aaron Abano, Audible Studios, 4:10, $16.99 "The Starling Project" is pure Jeffery Deaver, with a plot that twists and turns upon itself and a brilliant...
  • For storytellers, last days of 2014 are the worst of times

    For storytellers, last days of 2014 are the worst of times
    In these last days of 2014, it seems like the delicate, freedom-hugging art of narrative storytelling has exploded in our faces. Not unlike the head of a certain political leader in a fictional movie now not coming to a theater near you. Sure, factual...
  • Lindsay Hunter's 'Ugly Girls' plays it safe in the dark

    Lindsay Hunter's 'Ugly Girls' plays it safe in the dark
    If there was one book I looked forward to this year it was Lindsay Hunter's "Ugly Girls." For one thing, rarely has a title seemed more suited for a time period. Is American freakdom under threat or all the more in vogue when millennials come up with...
  • 'Interview' pulled after threat; U.S. says North Korea behind Sony hack

    'Interview' pulled after threat; U.S. says North Korea behind Sony hack
    Many movies have faced protests and pickets over the years, yet the new Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy “The Interview” was deemed to be so potentially dangerous that Sony Pictures Entertainment canceled its wide Christmas Day release Wednesday...
  • From the Archives: Capote plays Santa

    From the Archives: Capote plays Santa
    Editor's note: For Christmas 1968, Truman Capote listed for the Tribune the books he would buy for his friends. Christmas is upon us, so we take a look back this week at a 1968 story Truman Capote wrote listing all the books he would buy for his friends....
  • Bob Jensen: Veteran traveled the globe, helped others

    Bob Jensen: Veteran traveled the globe, helped others
    Robert "Bob" Jensen served as a battalion surgeon and a regimental surgeon during the Korean War; developed a hospital in Tanzania; and, later wrote a memoir about his early military years, as told through letters to his parents. But according to his...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Gray Mountain" by John Grisham (Doubleday, $28.95). A lawyer from Manhattan is relocated to a small town full of secrets. Last week: 2 2. "Hope to Die" by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $29).The latest book in the Alex Cross...
  • Review: 'Fields of Blood' by Karen Armstrong

    Review: 'Fields of Blood' by Karen Armstrong
    People commit atrocities for a complex range of reasons," writes Karen Armstrong. "Yet so indelible is the aggressive image of religious faith in our secular consciousness that we routinely load the violent sins of the twentieth century onto the back of...
  • Not fit and proper: A very British sentence for train scofflaw

    Not fit and proper: A very British sentence for train scofflaw
    Leave it to the British, those kings and queens of civility and politesse, to harness their mastery of understated eloquence in the service of reminding us there is always a right way to behave … and a dreadful way. They coined "keep calm and...
  • Randall Roberts Music Awards 2014: 100 trophy moments

    Randall Roberts Music Awards 2014: 100 trophy moments
    Each year critics scour the volumes of music to try and whittle all those sounds down to just ten albums that they consider to be the best of the year. We all know that's ridiculous. No one can hear everything, and any serious music fan will tell you that...