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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Holiday lights, carol singers and other things that I like

     Holiday lights, carol singers and other things that I like
    Every now and then I make a list of things I've liked lately. Here's one for the end of another fleeting year. 1. Holiday lights This is the season when gaudy passes for beautiful, and nothing's more delightfully gaudy than a spectacle of holiday...
  • The 10 Best Guilty Pleasure Movies of 2014

    When Pauline Kael wrote "movies are so rarely great art, that if we can't appreciate great trash, there is little reason for us to go," she may as well have been describing some of the films on this list. Combining elements of high and lowbrow art with...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Billion dollar Sochi Games a sporting success

    The Sochi 2014 winter Olympics have gone down in history as the most expensive sports event ever organised with a staggering cost of more than $51 billion. The legacy left by Russia's first winter Games is one of gleaming purpose-built arenas with little...
  • 25 titles added to National Film Registry

    25 titles added to National Film Registry
    Steven Spielberg's 1998 World War II epic, "Saving Private Ryan," Joel and Ethan Coen's cult comedy "The Big Lebowski" and the 1976 drama "Please Don't Bury Me Alive!" — considered by historians to be the first Chicano feature film — are among...