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  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AS ABOVE/SO BELOW 1 1/2 stars. Horror and thrills in the catacombs of Paris. From the director of Quarantine and Devil. 1 hr. 33 R (bloody violence/terror, language throughout) W.S. AUTUMN BLOOD 2 1/2 stars. Orphaned siblings in a remote mountain area...
  • Review: 'Nora Webster' by Colm Tóibín

    Review: 'Nora Webster' by Colm Tóibín
    I don't know of anyone writing now who has handled the subtleties of predicament and a woman's inner life with as much skill as Colm Tóibín has in his last three novels, "Brooklyn," "The Testament of Mary" and now "Nora Webster." There is no flash and...
  • The Biblioracle: Favorite fictional places

    The Biblioracle: Favorite fictional places
    When I was young, whenever I'd go into a new house, I'd pretend I needed to go to the bathroom, and instead go searching for a wardrobe that might take me to Narnia. American houses are big on closets, so I often wouldn't find a wardrobe, but any...
  • Review: 'A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing' by Eimear McBride

    Review: 'A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing' by Eimear McBride
    In James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man," Stephen Dedalus glimpses a girl on the beach "alone and still, gazing out to sea" and experiences an epiphany: He is meant to be an artist. One can only imagine how differently the scene might...
  • Review: 'Rebel Yell' by S.C. Gwynne

    Review: 'Rebel Yell' by S.C. Gwynne
    The day after Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's victory at Cedar Mountain, he stepped out of his tent and saw a Union prisoner of war trying to pluck hairs from the general's horse, Little Sorrel. "My friend," Jackson asked his enemy, "why...
  • Maureen Corrigan on 'So We Read On'

    Maureen Corrigan on 'So We Read On'
    Its greatness is right there in the title, not to mention on every page. But "The Great Gatsby," the 1925 masterpiece by F. Scott Fitzgerald, occupies an oddly precarious position in the ranks of Great American Novels. As a staple of high school...
  • 'Bookcycle' peddles a new take on feminism

    'Bookcycle' peddles a new take on feminism
    On a mural-lined corner of Echo Park, a dozen people gather around a tricycle painted a summery yellow. But even more eye-catching than the color is its main feature: a triple-decker shelf filled with books. Shaded by a parasol, classics like "The...
  • Review: 'Feminism Unfinished,' a history of U.S. women's movements

    Review: 'Feminism Unfinished,' a history of U.S. women's movements
    Earlier this month, the National Book Awards released its nonfiction longlist, and it included only one book written by a woman. None were biographies of women. The longlist reinforced a widely held notion within the publishing industry that because men...
  • Comic books: 'American Comic Book Chronicles'

    Comic books: 'American Comic Book Chronicles'
    American Comic Book Chronicles: 1965-69 by John Wells, TwoMorrows, 288 pages, $41.95 Fandom is a remarkable thing, as this absurdly detailed survey of the contents, business and impact of comics in the late '60s details. It was as if a tiny minority who...
  • 'Art and Craft': The life and times of Mark Landis, devoted art imitator

    'Art and Craft': The life and times of Mark Landis, devoted art imitator
    On the surface, Mark Landis might not seem like the sort of person who would make for cinematic gold. The man is pushing 60. He is slight and pale, with a bald pate and prominent ears. He shuffles more than he walks and talks in a high-pitched whisper...
  • The last batch of 2014 Children's Read & Write reviews

    The last batch of 2014 Children's Read & Write reviews
    Printers Row Journal invited kids ages 5-16 to write reviews of their favorite summer reads as part of our Children's Read & Write program. We were so overwhelmed with submissions — we received more than 85 submissions this summer — that...