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  • ‘Superman/Wonder Woman’ No. 10: Man of Steel battles Doomsday mutation

     
    The “Superman/Wonder Woman” series was meant to explore the new couple's burgeoning relationship, but between battling General Zod and Faora […]...
  • ‘Animaniacs’ creator tackles fairy tales with ‘The 7D’

     
    Outside of certain circles, Tom Ruegger may not be a name that is synonymous with animation. But throw out the […]...
  • Maum's novel an exercise in wit and 'Fun'

    "I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You" by Courtney Maum; Touchstone (336 pages, $25.99) Richard Haddon, the morose British artist at the center of Courtney Maum's amusing and yet still heartfelt new novel, used to be devoted to the avant garde....
  • ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’: ‘Godfather’ inspires Serkis’ Caesar

     
    Before Francis Ford Coppola shot “The Godfather,” he gathered his cast for a meal during which the actors all reflexively […]...
  • Walter Dean Myers dies at 76; his books focused on young blacks

    Like many of the protagonists in his dozens of young adult books, Walter Dean Myers was once a troubled, sensitive and intelligent young man living an aimless life. A writer's heart beat in his chest, the passion for words there even as he stumbled...
  • Protesters blast Israeli military action, media

    Protesters blast Israeli military action, media
    A crowd of protesters filled Water Tower Park Saturday afternoon to protest recent Israeli military action against Palestinians. Dina Abdalla, a student organizer at DePaul with Students for Justice in Palestine, said Palestinians were being...
  • Researchers show how early stress hurts brain development

    MILWAUKEE A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has shown that chronic stress of poverty, neglect and physical abuse in early life may shrink the parts of a child's developing brain responsible for memory, learning and processing emotion....
  • A friendship in Chicago, a challenge in Iraq

     A friendship in Chicago, a challenge in Iraq
    Mahmoud Saeed is leaving Chicago soon, going home to the wreckage of Iraq. He'll travel light. Four suits, he thinks. A few of his hundred or so hats. Some photos of Jackie and Samir. Going back to Iraq right now may seem like a crazy thing to...
  • Read to your kids? Of course!

    Among the things I've learned as a columnist is that two people can read the exact same piece and glean entirely different meanings. That's what happened with last Saturday's column, which scoffed at a plan by the nation's pediatricians to prescribe...
  • Some alternate Americas for the Fourth of July

    What makes the best alternate histories effective is how plausible they are. Just look at Philip K. Dick’s 1962 masterpiece “The Man in the High Castle,” with its vision of America divided after having lost World War II to Germany and...
  • Josh Weil's 'Great Glass Sea' an epic fantasy of brotherly bonds

    Josh Weil's 'Great Glass Sea' an epic fantasy of brotherly bonds
    A fantasy about an alternate near-future Russia, Josh Weil's "The Great Glass Sea" tells the moving and sensitive tale of two brothers caught up in cultural turmoil. The author's first novel after his much-lauded collection, "The New Valley," it often...