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  • 'Harry Potter' actor David Legeno found dead in U.S. park

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - British actor David Legeno, who appeared as a werewolf in the "Harry Potter" films, was found dead by hikers in a remote area of Death Valley, California police said on Friday. The Inyo County Sheriff's Office said the body of...
  • The Biblioracle: No reason to shame Y.A. lovers

    The Biblioracle: No reason to shame Y.A. lovers
    Ruth Graham recently declared in Slate that adults who read young adult literature should be "embarrassed when what you're reading was written for children." The outrage was swift and predictable. As of this writing, there are more than 3,000 comments...
  • Edan Lepucki on 'California'

    Edan Lepucki on 'California'
    In the world of books, the apocalypse is big business — bigger than ever, in fact, with the surge in popularity of young-adult dystopian novels such as the "Hunger Games" and "Divergent" trilogies. But while those books offer a relatively...
  • Comic-Con 2014: Frank Miller joins Batman 75 festivities

     
    The man who redefined Batman is coming to Comic-Con. Frank Miller, who wrote and penciled 1986′s game-changing Batman miniseries “The […]...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff to start your weekend

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff to start your weekend
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free.   Freebie Spotlight! 7 Eleven day Free small slurpee at 7 Eleven from 11 to 7.   Cow Appreciation Day Have you herd the news? Today is cow appreciation day at Chick-fil-A. Chick-...
  • Frank M. Robinson dies at 87; author and Harvey Milk speechwriter

    Frank M. Robinson dies at 87; author and Harvey Milk speechwriter
    Frank M. Robinson, an author of thrillers and science fiction who also helped slain San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk craft some of his most powerful speeches, has died. He was 87. Robinson's June 30 death while under hospice care at his San...
  • Gambling, guns, Harry Potter, taxes — by the numbers

    Gambling, guns, Harry Potter, taxes — by the numbers
    Today's edition of the Friday Files is strictly by the numbers. •5.3 billion. That's how many dollars Floridians and visitors spent on lottery tickets last year. It's a record high. •3 billion. That's about how much went to winners —...
  • Nelson Algren Award win caps storybook period for Ben Hoffman

    Nelson Algren Award win caps storybook period for Ben Hoffman
    On a Saturday afternoon that dripped with sticky June heat, author Ben Hoffman and his groomsmen readied for his impending nuptials in the West Loop by basking in his hotel suite's air conditioning and a few moments of tranquility, a respite from the...
  • TV Picks: 'Welcome to Sweden,' 'Extant,' 'The Strain'

    TV Picks: 'Welcome to Sweden,' 'Extant,' 'The Strain'
     "Welcome to Sweden." Shot in Sweden, with subtitles and two Poehlers, "Welcome to Sweden" is the freshest thing to happen to broadcast comedy since "Modern Family." Loosely based on creator Greg Poehler’s life, the story follows Bruce (Poehler),...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits
    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Invisible" by James Patterson and David Ellis (Little, Brown, $28). An FBI researcher on leave thinks hundreds of murders, rapes and kidnappings are connected, but no one believes her. Last week: 1 2. "Top Secret Twenty-One" by...
  • Meryl Streep to play Maria Callas on HBO

    Meryl Streep to play Maria Callas on HBO
    Meryl Streep likes big, challenging roles, and she will tackle one of the biggest: opera legend Maria Callas. Streep will star in "Master Class," an HBO film of the Terrence McNally play about Callas' classes for singing students. Oscar-winner Mike...