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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Top five TV dramas this year capture American life

    Top five TV dramas this year capture American life
    I was never one of those critics who measured television against literature, theater, film or any of the other forms of entertainment and art that have traditionally been considered more serious or elevated. In fact, for decades, I have been arguing...
  • ‘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 […]...
  • 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...
  • Top 3 Books: Moravian Book Shop Non Fiction Best-Sellers

    SERVANTS: A DOWNSTAIRS HISTORY OF BRITAIN FROM THE 19TH CENTURY TO MODERN TIMES By Lucy Lethbridge (Norton, $16.95) From the immense staff running a lavish Edwardian estate and the lonely maid-of-all-work cooking in a cramped middle-class house to the...
  • '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...