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  • Book publishing shocker: That boy didn't actually come back from heaven!

    The secular world is having a good guffaw over the embarrassment of Tyndale House, a Christian book publisher that announced last week it was withdrawing from print its bestseller "The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven." The reason: The book's co-author...
  • 'Selma' just latest history film to face accuracy questions

    The movies just love, love, love history. But history does not love the movies back. Not even one little bit. Movies based on or re-creating the past have been a cinematic staple since the earliest days of silent film, with stage great Sarah Bernhardt,...
  • Winter movie preview: 10 films to watch in early 2015

    Winter movie preview: 10 films to watch in early 2015
    Originally announced for a summer 2014 release, Andy and Lana Wachowski's science fiction epic "Jupiter Ascending" opens Feb. 6, following a few reshoots and several months of postproduction effects work. So it won't be long before moviegoers learn the...
  • REVIEW: 'Shining City' by Irish Theatre of Chicago

     REVIEW: 'Shining City' by Irish Theatre of Chicago
    For all its simplicity and folksy familiarity, the word "storyteller" is a much-overused term in the arts. It's claimed by those less than committed to the art of the raconteur, the craft of the fabulist, the spinner of yarns. But of all the writers out...
  • The Biblioracle: Small sites counter Amazon's access

    The Biblioracle: Small sites counter Amazon's access
    Barring some kind of monumental screw-up, Amazon will be the dominant e-book retailer forevermore. Amazon is certainly capable of screwing up. The Fire Phone that was launched to great fanfare before being quickly discounted to 99 cents seems like a...
  • Grammy Awards: Beyoncé, Coldplay and Sam Smith should get nods

    Grammy Awards: Beyoncé, Coldplay and Sam Smith should get nods
    A year that gave us much exuberant pop music about being happy, shaking it off, keeping it fancy and/or letting go of problems — "the past is in the past," sings Idina Menzel in "Let It Go" — had little need for the starker realities either...
  • 'Book of Negroes' is a compelling look at a slave's journey

    'Book of Negroes' is a compelling look at a slave's journey
    As a handsome period miniseries, "The Book of Negroes," which premieres Monday on BET and continues through Wednesday, is a first for a network whose original offerings have often seemed something less than ambitious. That the miniseries is Canadian-made,...
  • Nearly 100 years after Father Flanagan, Boys Town is still uplifting at-risk kids

    Nearly 100 years after Father Flanagan, Boys Town is still uplifting at-risk kids
    Surrounded by more Christmas decorations than they've ever seen, Bryan and Brandon Montayne are inside their new home trying to re-enact the lesson and the logo of Boys Town. On the logo is a picture of a boy carrying a younger boy on his back with the...
  • Interviewing Chris Isaak: 'Wicked Game' singer says Christmas concerts open up whole new world for him

    Interviewing Chris Isaak: 'Wicked Game' singer says Christmas concerts open up whole new world for him
    When you go to a performance by contemporary crooner Chris Isaak, you shouldn’t expect a typical concert. Isaak has performed in sequined and mirrored suits and played a song list that ranges from his 1990s hits “Somebody’s Crying&...
  • A Christmas Story

    A Christmas Story
       I was listening the other day to humorist Jean Shepherd reading the story that inspired the movie classic, “A Christmas Story.”    He was taped on Christmas Eve 1974, when he presented New York's WOR Radio listeners with an abridged...
  • Dodgers' Vin Scully loses one golden ring in holiday loop around Costco

    Dodgers' Vin Scully loses one golden ring in holiday loop around Costco
    Vin Scully can find his way into our hearts even during the gloomiest winter afternoons, as he proved again Thursday when he unwittingly starred in his own holiday movie. The Ribs That Saved Christmas. "I feel like such a dummy," Scully said with a...