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  • 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...
  • ‘2001’ and beyond: Neil deGrasse Tyson names his top 10 sci-fi films

     
    Neil deGrasse Tyson has taken television audiences on a tour through the universe with his series, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” […]...
  • Cruel summer for Warner Bros. Chase Carey signs new deal at Fox.

    Cruel summer for Warner Bros. Chase Carey signs new deal at Fox.
    After the coffee. Before hoping Dunkin' Donuts steers clear of my area. The Skinny: I know I'm the only one who dreads the arrival of Dunkin' Donuts, but if you saw your New York neighborhood overrun with franchises (three stores between 95th Street and...
  • Vintage radio stories from Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury and more

    Vintage radio stories from Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury and more
    "Adventures in time and space," the announcer intones. "Told in future tense!" There is a gong, a pause, and then: "Dimension X!" followed by an echo, "X! X! X!" It's a cheesy introduction, but forgivable -- it was recorded in 1950. "Dimension X" was...
  • X-rays reveal the mysteries of fire-ant rafts

    X-rays reveal the mysteries of fire-ant rafts
    Fire ants may be famous for their vicious sting, but they’re also remarkable builders, able to quickly assemble a working raft out of their own bodies and sail through dangerous flash flood waters. But their secrets of living masonry have remained...
  • Leigh Bardugo on bringing her Grisha YA trilogy to a close

    Leigh Bardugo on bringing her Grisha YA trilogy to a close
    Leigh Bardugo created a darkly magic world inspired by Tsarist Russia for her debut book, the YA novel "Shadow and Bone," entrancing enough to be optioned by DreamWorks. It and its sequel, "Siege and Storm," were bestsellers, and now Bardugo brings her...
  • Fashionable reading list

    Fashionable reading list
    Fashion, beauty and business are part of the summer reading plan, thanks to some new books published this spring. Visit the glamourous world of Juicy Couture, get advice from the original Nasty Gal, learn beauty secrets from a pro or be inspired by the...
  • Gringotts ride has glitches during Diagon Alley media preview

    Gringotts ride has glitches during Diagon Alley media preview
    Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride was not operating today during media previews for Universal Orlando's new Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley. The ride malfunctioned during Wednesday night's previews, and some guests had to...
  • Universal announces Diagon Alley opening date

    Universal announces Diagon Alley opening date
    Universal Orlando's march to expand its Wizarding World of Harry Potter included a red-carpet affair, a peek into Diagon Alley and the announcement of the much-anticipated opening date: July 8. Film stars including Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane,...
  • LAFF 2014: A cross-cultural mystery in 'Man From Reno'

    LAFF 2014: A cross-cultural mystery in 'Man From Reno'
    A world premiere and entrant in the narrative competition at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival, "Man From Reno" is a detective mystery of cross-cultural cross-purposes. The fifth feature directed by 32-year-old filmmaker Dave Boyle sees him...
  • Billy Idol and 'The Powerpuff Girls' return

    "WHAT MAKES a work literature, and who gets to decide?" That is the question posited in Evgenia Peretz's big Vanity Fair take-out (take down?) of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donna Tartt and her remarkably successful, massive and controversial novel...