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  • Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book characters

    Read & Write: Local authors on favorite book characters
    As a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication, we asked several Chicago-area authors to tell us about favorite characters from childhood books. Here's what they said.
  • TV Picks: 'Kid President,' Wilfred,' 'Motor City Masters,' more

    TV Picks: 'Kid President,' Wilfred,' 'Motor City Masters,' more
    "Kid President: Declaration of Awesome" (Hub Network, Saturdays). Young Internet phenom Robby Novak, now 10, is the star of this whole-family-friendly half-hour series, expanded from the short online "pep talks" -- at once mock-inspirational and...

    'Last Confession' takes earnest look at reform, power struggle

     'Last Confession' takes earnest look at reform, power struggle
    David Suchet, best known for his television portrayal of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, plays another canny scrutinizer of nefarious human behavior in Roger Crane's "The Last Confession," a straightforward political drama sexing itself up as a...

    Review: 'Summer House With Swimming Pool' by Herman Koch

    Review: 'Summer House With Swimming Pool' by Herman Koch
    American readers got their first taste of Dutch novelist Herman Koch's disturbingly creative mind when "The Dinner" was published here last year. Its unnervingly amoral characters whet our appetite for more of Koch's sick, twisted — and more...

    10 things you might not know about literary enigmas

    10 things you might not know about literary enigmas
    There's no mystery about the best place for book lovers to gather this weekend — it's the Printers Row Lit Fest in the South Loop. But here are other questions about literature that have confounded many: 1/ In September 1849, Edgar Allan Poe...