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  • 'Christ Actually' argues for belief through imitation

    'Christ Actually' argues for belief through imitation
    Advent is upon us. Just days from now Christ will again be born. Can you believe it? Really, can you believe it? Christian writers and other authors taking up the figure known as the Christ often find themselves haunted — or, if you'll have no...
  • 'Top Chef' recap, 'Big Sausage'

    You know that feeling of jealousy in the pit of your stomach when you see a woman that is seemingly so unattainable suddenly melts and flirts with someone who is obviously better than you? Yeah that’s the feeling 99 percent of us had watching host...
  • 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....
  • Review: 'Shark' by Will Self

    Review: 'Shark' by Will Self
    Last August, British author Will Self wrote in the Guardian that his new novel, "Shark," was in part influenced by the classic Spielberg film "Jaws." "I had begun by thinking I would write 'Jaws' without the shark," Self wrote. "I ended up by writing...
  • Anthony Horowitz on 'Moriarty'

    Anthony Horowitz on 'Moriarty'
    Well over a century after he first appeared in a London magazine, the great detective Sherlock Holmes is more popular than ever. Some of his latter-day incarnations are in pastiche forms and settings that his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, could not...
  • Maureen Holtz on 'The Last Resort'

    Maureen Holtz on 'The Last Resort'
    "The Last Resort" is a provocative drama about an African nation that hatches an economic development plan to legalize physician-assisted suicide and attract "death tourism." Set in 2021, the novel alternates between Mkanda and Sangamon, Ill., where...
  • Indie bookstores give what Amazon lacks: A human touch

    Indie bookstores give what Amazon lacks: A human touch
    Walking into the entryway of Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Hyde Park is like entering an Athenaeum, a kind of temple of books. Intellectuals furrow their brows and read in comfortable chairs, framed by tall shelves that house the published volumes of the...
  • Review: 'The Confessions of Frances Godwin' by Robert Hellenga

    Review: 'The Confessions of Frances Godwin' by Robert Hellenga
    Frances Godwin, 60-some years old and widowed, is writing her spiritual autobiography — filling the pages of a Clairefontaine notebook with the story of her life. Her sentences are plain as day and she can repeat herself. She seems frustratingly...
  • ‘Shutter’: Joe Keatinge, Leila Del Duca get weird with Image series

     
    While interviewing writer Joe Keatinge and artist Leila Del Duca about their creator-owned Image Comics series “Shutter,” the first thing […]...
  • Ask Amy: This year, put a "Book on Every Bed"

     Ask Amy: This year, put a "Book on Every Bed"
    Dear Readers: This is one of my favorite days of the year because this is the day I get to step out from behind my desk and advocate — simply and sincerely — for literacy. I choose this particular day because it is my mother's birthday. She...
  • 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...