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  • ‘The Harvester': Brandon Seifert unleashes supernatural Punisher

     
    An urban legend comes to life in “The Harvester,” Brandon Seifert's new series for Legendary Comics. The title refers to […]...
  • Denial of parole for Mexican Mafia killer a relief to victim's family

    Denial of parole for Mexican Mafia killer a relief to victim's family
    Rene Enriquez's eloquence on the subject of the Mexican Mafia prison gang has impressed many. He wrote two books on the topic, prosecutors used him as an expert witness in gang trials, and numerous law enforcement officials turned to him for training...
  • Science-fiction roundup: Joe Abercrombie and more

    Science-fiction roundup: Joe Abercrombie and more
    The Just City by Jo Walton, Tor, 368 pages, $25.99 Science fiction readers occasionally claim it's the only true literature of ideas, confronting philosophical issues more directly than most fiction even tries. But there's a good reason for not trying:...
  • 'Grand Budapest Hotel' special among Oscar-nominated screenplays

    'Grand Budapest Hotel' special among Oscar-nominated screenplays
    This year's Academy Award-nominated screenplays in the "adapted" category include a trio of variously effective and affecting whitewash jobs based on real people ("American Sniper," "The Imitation Game," "The Theory of Everything"); a ripping melodrama...
  • Review: 'Creatures of a Day' by Irvin D. Yalom

    Review: 'Creatures of a Day' by Irvin D. Yalom
    Psychiatrist Irv Yalom is 83. I call him Irv because that's what he asks his psychiatric patients to call him. I picture him as a sprightly firecracker of a guy, tooling around San Francisco on his bicycle, stopping into the City Lights bookstore near...
  • Cartoonist Mana Neyestani speaks on his Iran imprisonment, Charlie Hebdo

    Cartoonist Mana Neyestani speaks on his Iran imprisonment, Charlie Hebdo
    In 2006, the Iranian artist Mana Neyestani sat down to draw a children's cartoon for a weekly magazine called Iran Jome. The image showed a 10-year-old boy named Soheil trying to have a conversation with a cockroach in a nonsensical cockroach language....
  • Happy birthday, Toni Morrison!

    Happy birthday, Toni Morrison!
    Today is Toni Morrison's 84th birthday. The Nobel laureate is the author of the novels "Beloved," "Song of Solomon," "Sula" and more than a dozen others. Morrison is a literary and cultural force. When other writers are slowing down, Morrison...
  • Five ways to inspire kids to love reading

    Five ways to inspire kids to love reading
    Let’s face it — reading affects every area of our lives. If kids struggle with reading, it is highly likely they will struggle in other areas of their academic life too. Parents can influence kids to form better reading habits and help them...
  • '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,...
  • Zombie love story to invade Naperville

    Life may imitate art. For a Naperville high school teacher, life parallels art. What started as a personal journey to write a zombie novel grew into lessons on book publishing where the teacher learned just as much as his students. Four years ago, Brian...
  • In literature, new attention to old age, dying

    In literature, new attention to old age, dying
    "O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark …" —T.S. Eliot, "Four Quartets" The Angel of Death — also known as the Old Ferryman, the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse or Mr. G. Reaper himself — is cutting a wider swath than...