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  • Character Mortdecai has much in common with creator Kyril Bonfiglioli

    The indelible Charlie Mortdecai, literary offspring of the English novelist Kyril Bonfiglioli, was featured in three marvelously funny novels before his creator died, of cirrhosis, at the age of 56. This past weekend he made the voyage from page to...
  • John M. Crisp: Good diplomacy, rather than threats and bluster

    Consider Saudi Arabia and Iran for a moment: Commuters riding to work on the Tehran metro recently were surprised when they glanced up from their newspapers and spotted the president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, riding along with them. Which raises a...
  • Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne added to credits of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

    Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne added to credits of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'
    In a surprise backstage maneuver involving British crooner Sam Smith's Grammy-nominated breakout hit, "Stay with Me," both Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne's names have been added to the song's writing credits. Despite never having officially collaborated, Smith,...
  • Hurston's life fascinates as much as her fiction

    Just after sundown on a January evening 55 years ago — Jan. 29, 1960, to be exact — Zora Neale Hurston died at the segregated St. Lucie County nursing home where she had been transferred in late October after suffering the first of two...
  • 'Fury' treads on Peckinpah war picture territory

    Fury Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $34.99 Available on VOD on Tuesday Brad Pitt plays a steely tank commander in writer-director David Ayer's World War II thriller, which is a departure from the "Training Day" / "End of Watch" screenwriter's usual Los...
  • John Bayley, half of a famed and devoted literary couple, dies at 89

    John Bayley, half of a famed and devoted literary couple, dies at 89
    As marriages go, John Bayley and Iris Murdoch's was one for the ages — doting, dotty and undyingly tolerant. He was the eminent critic and Oxford don, who also was known to stuff his pockets with leftovers. She was the brilliant novelist and...
  • Sundance 2015: In 'End of the Tour,' David Foster Wallace, explained

    Sundance 2015: In 'End of the Tour,' David Foster Wallace, explained
    Making a movie about the late novelist and essayist David Foster Wallace‎ would seem challenging on several counts. First there's the issue of turning a writer's craft into the stuff of fresh cinema. Then there's the issue of taking this particular...
  • Marcus Borg, scholar who challenged literal view of Jesus, dies at 72

    Marcus Borg, scholar who challenged literal view of Jesus, dies at 72
    Marcus Borg, the theologian and writer who became one of the best known New Testament scholars to challenge the literal view of the biblical Jesus and to question the supernatural acts associated with his life, died Wednesday at his home in Portland, Ore....
  • 'Good Catch' explores state's fishing culture

    'Good Catch' explores state's fishing culture
    After 26 years as food editor at the Orlando Sentinel, Heather McPherson knows a lot about food in Florida. "I like to think I do," she says. "But what I think is really exciting and what keeps me in this job is that I'm still finding surprises." Many...
  • 'Gone Girl' author, screenwriter visits Skokie amid wild run

    'Gone Girl' author, screenwriter visits Skokie amid wild run
    The following isn’t a scene you’d expect to find in one of Gillian Flynn’s dark razor-sharp novels that have kept readers up well past their bedtimes. An author writes a third book, hoping to build off of the success of the previous...
  • Super Bowl snacks have Arizona theme

     Super Bowl snacks have Arizona theme
    Whether you're down with the New England Patriots or upholding the Seattle Seahawks, you and your friends and family can chow down on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 1) with harmonious gusto. Because no matter which team you root for, everyone will get behind a...