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  • TV is viewed as holding more promise for screenwriters than movies

    TV is viewed as holding more promise for screenwriters than movies
    Scott Frank likes to call himself "the least bitter writer in Hollywood," and given how much success he's had in his 30-year career, you could argue he should be. These days, though, reflecting on the state of the film industry that he loves, he has a...
  • Miami Book Fair announces 2014 lineup

    Miami Book Fair announces 2014 lineup
    Monty Python funnyman John Cleese, horror novelist Anne Rice, crime writer Patricia Cornwell and former CIA operative Valerie Plame are the big-name authors expected to headline the Miami Book Fair International running Nov. 16-23. But the 31st...
  • Social Media Buzz: 'Maze Runner' Buries Liam Neeson's 'Tombstones'

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
  • Ray Bradbury estate auctioning some of author's prized possessions

     Ray Bradbury estate auctioning some of author's prized possessions
    Renowned author and Waukegan native Ray Bradbury traced his inspiration for becoming a writer to a cups and balls magic trick given to him by a carnival worker in the 1930s. Now, that item and more than 450 others are available to those who want to...
  • Nicholas Carr's latest anti-technology rant, 'The Glass Cage'

    Nicholas Carr's latest anti-technology rant, 'The Glass Cage'
    With his 2010 bestseller, "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains," Nicholas Carr emerged as one of the Information Age's chief scaredy-cats. But why stop at terrifying people about the Internet? Carr's new book, "The Glass Cage:...
  • Hispanic Heritage Month should be commemorated

    We're in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month, which began on Sept. 15, and Latinos have much to celebrate. We are a grand mixture of world heritage. We trace our lineages to Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as to pre-Columbian indigenous America....
  • Children's Read & Write: Summer reads that earn '4½ smiley faces'

    Children's Read & Write: Summer reads that earn '4½ smiley faces'
    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 that, unfortunately, we didn't have space to run them all in print. Reviews...
  • Eula Biss discusses 'On Immunity'

    Eula Biss discusses 'On Immunity'
    In preparation for giving birth to her first child five years ago, Eula Biss began researching the vaccination process. Public health policy strongly recommends that every child should be inoculated for a variety of diseases on a schedule that begins...
  • Review: 'The Disunited States' by Vladimir Pozner

    Review: 'The Disunited States' by Vladimir Pozner
    French intellectuals love trying to figure out America. Essential to our victory in the Revolutionary War, our first international ally, and beloved by Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, France occupies an odd space in the...
  • The Biblioracle: Credit our book publishers

    The Biblioracle: Credit our book publishers
    Last week I wrote about one of the necessary functions of publishers, one of the reasons we should wish to preserve them: gatekeeping. But there's another essential service that publishers provide and that we readers benefit from: They make books better....
  • What is the Midwestern literary tradition?

    What is the Midwestern literary tradition?
    You have your Southern Gothic tales and your Westerns, the San Francisco beats and the New York poets — but what is the literary tradition of the Midwest? It's a hazy question: People don't think of the Rust Belt as a nexus of literary culture....