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  • 'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state

    'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state
    Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
  • The Biblioracle: Putting the watt? in Wattpad

    The Biblioracle: Putting the watt? in Wattpad
    My last semester of college I took an oil painting class for students whose major was not art. I was an abstract expressionist by default because my ability to draw is roughly the equivalent of a 4-year-old working with his nondominant hand. ----------...
  • The Biblioracle: Detective novels filled a literary gap

    The Biblioracle: Detective novels filled a literary gap
    At some point in my early teens, I ran out of age-appropriate books. Today, most of the book culture excitement is in young adult literature. There's something for everyone: "Harry Potter" for fantasy lovers and "Twilight" for romance. The "Hunger...
  • The Biblioracle reflects on childhood books that shaped him

    The Biblioracle reflects on childhood books that shaped him
    Back in October, I wrote about books that just seem to resonate with us, as though they are custom-pitched to our own unique frequencies. I equated the feeling to how my dog, Oscar, ignores everything on television except the "Double Jeopardy" "pchoo...
  • Actor, screenwriter David Dastmalchian on his new film 'Animals'

    Actor, screenwriter David Dastmalchian on his new film 'Animals'
    Films about drug addiction tend to have a punishing quality. Even the good ones. I'm thinking of "Drugstore Cowboy" and "Requiem For a Dream," "Trainspotting" and "The Man with the Golden Arm." Full-blown drug addiction is bleak. Why would an honest movie...
  • L.A.'s new coroner to the people

    L.A.'s new coroner to the people
    Mark Fajardo's first weeks in the very public job of Los Angeles County coroner coincided with the deaths of two TV actors — one from "That '70s Show" and another from "Rizzoli & Isles" — and the toxicology report from the car-crash death of...
  • Alyssa Milano, media actorvist

     Alyssa Milano, media actorvist
    When you've been working since you were 8, as Alyssa Milano has, it takes a special kind of role to get you really excited. Using your birthday to raise money for clean water in Ethiopia, for instance. Or hunkering down with the beleaguered in Kosovo...
  • 'Mad Men's' true legacy: Bringing high art to the TV masses

    The state of Megan and Don's marriage, the return of Bad Mom Betty Draper, the advent of the Computer Age and the new tyrannical Peggy have been the subject of much communal handkerchief-twisting as "Mad Men" begins its extended-version swan song....
  • Face to face with vintage Hollywood history

    Face to face with vintage Hollywood history
    Is there anything more unctuous than a 20-year-old celebrity? Heck, is there anything more unctuous than a 20-year-old, period — all angst, eyelashes and silly stilettos? Yet give them time, and 20-year-olds will eventually grow, like sycamore...
  • COT stages two political satires crafted under Nazis

    COT stages two political satires crafted under Nazis
    The title the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has attached to its ongoing festival — "Truth to Power" — would apply far better to the contrasting political satires Chicago Opera Theater is staging for its spring season at the Merle Reskin Theatre...
  • Coldplay 'Ghost Stories' review

    Coldplay 'Ghost Stories' review
    Give Coldplay this: After its biggest-selling album and most successful tour, a $110 million jaunt across the world’s arenas and stadiums with big anthems to match, the quiet, insular “Ghost Stories” (Atlantic) was hardly expected....