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  • 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 […]...
  • '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....
  • ‘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 […]...
  • Moravian Book Shop lines up book signings

    Moravian Book Shop lines up book signings
    Lew Bryson knows everything there is to know about whiskey — from Scotch to bourbon to whiskies from Ireland, Japan and Canada. Bryson's new book, "Tasting Whiskey: An Insider's Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World's Finest Spirits," is...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • '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...
  • In Eliot Pattison's moving 'Soul of the Fire,' a mystery in Tibet

    In Eliot Pattison's moving 'Soul of the Fire,' a mystery in Tibet
    Whether set in Southern Californian ethnic communities, Louisiana bayous or a blue-collar neighborhood in Boston, the more interesting mysteries take readers places they would otherwise never go. Foreign mysteries double down on the armchair adventure,...
  • '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...
  • 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...