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  • Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey brings underdog message to Chicago

    Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey brings underdog message to Chicago
    For his first trick, Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey will mesmerize 400 excitable young children. The white cinder block gym at Pleasantdale Elementary School in La Grange buzzes and hums with excitement as hundreds of children take their seats on...
  • Review: 'God Help the Child' by Toni Morrison

    Review: 'God Help the Child' by Toni Morrison
    Toni Morrison is an American literary treasure. But some treasures, no matter how valued or precious, can have blemishes that mar their luster. That's sadly the case with Morrison's 11th novel, "God Help the Child." The theme is vintage Morrison: an...
  • Luis Alberto Urrea on new poetry, short story collections

    Luis Alberto Urrea on new poetry, short story collections
    The Chicago-area writer Luis Alberto Urrea is a literary jack-of-all-trades, publishing novels, short stories, nonfiction and poetry with success in all these modes. His nonfiction book about Mexican immigrants in Arizona, "The Devil's Highway" (2004),...
  • Review: 'The Dream Lover' by Elizabeth Berg

    Review: 'The Dream Lover' by Elizabeth Berg
    Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dudevant, née Dupin, is not a household name, yet she has the distinction of being France's first best-selling female novelist. Dudevant wrote under a pseudonym — George Sand — and is known more for wearing men's...
  • What is butoh dance and why is it like this?

     What is butoh dance and why is it like this?
    Dance is a foreign language to, well, most Americans. Many scorn even the most popular form, story ballets — call it the "men in tights" syndrome. People who see dance, but seldom, tend to say they don't know what it "means." Who does, really?...
  • Egypt official says she burned books 'corrupting' children

    An Egyptian education official under investigation for burning library books from a school suspected of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood defended her decision Wednesday, saying she herself is under fire for trying to weed out extremist ideas that...
  • Star Wars Celebration: Princess Leia fans praise her strength and femininity

     
    The love for Princess Leia Organa was strong among the “Star Wars” professionals, fans and professional fans attending the “What […]...
  • Tumblr: A place for readers and favorite authors to connect

    Tumblr: A place for readers and favorite authors to connect
    To express her love to Judy Blume, a 1970s tween would have had to write a letter. These days, a young reader enchanted by YA books — by, say, author Rainbow Rowell — can make nail art that matches a book cover and share it on Tumblr, where...
  • Beijing film festival: Marco Mueller back where his love of film began

    Beijing film festival: Marco Mueller back where his love of film began
    Marco Mueller, the former director of the Rotterdam, Locarno, Venice and Rome film festivals, is serving as a special advisor to the Beijing International Film Festival this year, programming the competition slate. The fifth annual event starts Thursday....
  • J.K. Rowling: new book, charity launch, Harry Potter rumors

    J.K. Rowling: new book, charity launch, Harry Potter rumors
    A book release, an upcoming movie, a lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building and the usual questions about Harry Potter: It's been an unusually busy month for J.K. Rowling. The British author released a new book yesterday -- but don't get too...
  • Wethersfield Author Asks 'What If' In Hartford Hospital Fire

    Wethersfield Author Asks 'What If' In Hartford Hospital Fire
    WETHERSFIELD — A Wethersfield author's latest historical fiction novel uses the events of the 1961 fatal fire at Hartford Hospital as the basis for a story of wrongdoing and conspiracy. The cause of the fire that ripped through the 9th floor of...