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  • The Big Read morphs into several selections

    I've heard that patience is the art of learning what to do while you're waiting. So while we are waiting for the start of the NCAA basketball tournament, for the first daffodil buds, for the snow to melt and for above-freezing temperatures, here are...
  • Reif Larsen's 'I Am Radar' transmits narrative magic

     Reif Larsen's 'I Am Radar' transmits narrative magic
    The big, beautiful, ambitious novel "I Am Radar" opens as Radar Radmanovic is born during a fantastic blackout in suburban New Jersey. Although his parents are white, the baby has charcoal-black skin; doctors can find no medical explanation. His mother,...
  • 'Girl in a Band' is Kim Gordon's unconventional self-creation tale

     'Girl in a Band' is Kim Gordon's unconventional self-creation tale
    Feminism never actually promised women they could have it all, but Kim Gordon seemed to nail it anyway. A founding member of the long-running experimental rock group Sonic Youth, she had the successful band, the devoted husband (her bandmate Thurston...
  • Review: 'It's the Pictures That Got Small' edited by Anthony Slide

     Review: 'It's the Pictures That Got Small' edited by Anthony Slide
    In what we like to think of romantically as the Golden Age of Hollywood, films were corporate commodities manufactured by committee, much as an automobile is put together on an assembly line. There were exceptions, but even in the work of some of the most...
  • New in paperbacks: 'Hollow City' by Ransom Riggs, more

    New in paperbacks: 'Hollow City' by Ransom Riggs, more
    Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, Quirk, 428 pages, $10.99 The sequel to "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," "Hollow City" begins in 1940, immediately following the events of the best-selling young-adult crossover novel. After barely escaping Miss...
  • From the archives: A look back at 'Picture' by Lillian Ross

    From the archives: A look back at 'Picture' by Lillian Ross
    Editor's note: As Hollywood celebrates the Oscars Feb. 22, we look back at the original Chicago Tribune review of "Picture: A Story About Hollywood," Lillian Ross' 1952 classic account of the making of "The Red Badge of Courage." The best Hollywood...
  • 'Grand Budapest Hotel' special among Oscar-nominated screenplays

    'Grand Budapest Hotel' special among Oscar-nominated screenplays
    This year's Academy Award-nominated screenplays in the "adapted" category include a trio of variously effective and affecting whitewash jobs based on real people ("American Sniper," "The Imitation Game," "The Theory of Everything"); a ripping melodrama...
  • Miami man who fabricated details of Holocaust memoir dies

    A South Florida man who wrote a discredited memoir about meeting his wife at a World War II concentration sub-camp has died. Officials at Levitt Weinstein Eternal Light Funeral Service say Herman Rosenblat died Feb. 5, and was buried Feb. 8 in Hollywood,...
  • New Dr. Seuss book 'What Pet Should I Get?' coming this summer

    New Dr. Seuss book 'What Pet Should I Get?' coming this summer
    Another recently discovered manuscript is coming to summer reading lists, this time in the form of a new Dr. Seuss book.  The manuscript by the late author Theodor Geisel, known to readers as Dr. Seuss, is coming out in July -- the same month as the...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' to top box office for second weekend

    'Fifty Shades of Grey' to top box office for second weekend
    Despite an anticipated drop in ticket sales, "Fifty Shades of Grey" is poised to dominate the box office for a second weekend. The Universal Pictures film is likely to add $30 million this weekend to its robust domestic debut haul thus far of $102.7...
  • 'Lucky Alan and Other Stories' is Jonathan Lethem at his bizarre best

     'Lucky Alan and Other Stories' is Jonathan Lethem at his bizarre best
    I woke this morning from a memory in which I found myself demanding a whole smoked-fish plate, with plenty of bagels, sturgeon and chopped liver too, in exchange for having sex with an acquaintance after a demoralizing threesome. The demand of fish for...