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  • Ghosts in Savannah, charm in Charleston

    Ghosts in Savannah, charm in Charleston
    It was 11 p.m. on a muggy May night in Savannah when we came to an eerie, three-story mansion on a quiet square with moss-covered trees -- the last stop on our ghost tour. The home on Abercorn Street, a dilapidated Greek-revival structure, is owned by...
  • Editor's choice: 'The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street'

    From this opening line — "We'd been in America just three months when the horse ran over me" — it's clear that this is not a familiar immigration novel of displacement, dislocation and assimilation. Disagree? As Lillian Dunkle says: "So sue...
  • IFC Orders 'Spoils of Babylon' Sequel 'The Spoils Before Dying'

    IFC has ordered a sequel to the Funny or Die-produced "Spoils of Babylon," the cabler announced Monday. The comedy miniseries, "The Spoils Before Dying," will again be executive produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Matt Piedmont, Andrew Steele and Nate...
  • test again

    test again
    Typing here. Hinsdale based mystery novelist William F. Love and I have corresponded off and on over the years about many topics, most often religion.  Below is a correspondence that began on Sept. 14, 2001, three days after the dreadful attacks on the...
  • Moon Bloodgood of 'Falling Skies' is her own worst critic

    PASADENA, Calif. Fighting menacing Terminators or six-legged fiends or indestructible robots is nothing to actress Moon Bloodgood. She does all that on practically a daily basis in TNT's "Falling Skies." Battling Skitters or Mechs or the Espheni is no big...
  • ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’: ‘Godfather’ inspires Serkis’ Caesar

     
    Before Francis Ford Coppola shot “The Godfather,” he gathered his cast for a meal during which the actors all reflexively […]...
  • Emmy Awards: Five Predictions You Can Take to the Bank

    Here's a safe prediction: The Emmy Award nominations will elicit plenty of disgruntlement, along the lines of "What? No nomination for [fill in name of your favorite show here]? Those Emmy voters have their heads up their butts." The Internet has...
  • Gringotts ride an ambitious centerpiece for Diagon Alley

    Gringotts ride an ambitious centerpiece for Diagon Alley
    There will be a lot riding on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts when Diagon Alley opens Tuesday. The Gringotts thrill ride is the centerpiece of Universal Orlando's expansion of its Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The company describes it as...
  • Universal's Harry Potter Diagon Alley has soft opening

    Universal's Harry Potter Diagon Alley has soft opening
    Diagon Alley finally had a soft opening for the general public Thursday afternoon, as Universal Orlando let visitors without hotel packages into the new Harry Potter land. Universal did not give information about what the soft opening schedule will be...
  • Review: 'Fare Forward' edited by Laura Sims

    Review: 'Fare Forward' edited by Laura Sims
    "Fame is a fickle food," Emily Dickinson wrote upon the occasion of David Markson's death in 2010. "Pretty much the high point of experimental fiction in this country," David Foster Wallace called Markson's novels (or "novels"), which sold about a...
  • 'Snowpiercer' is sci-fi with a satiric bite to it

    "Snowpiercer" is a veritable United Nations of sci-fi films. Directed by the Korean Bong Joon-Ho ("The Host"), based on a French graphic novel and with a cast built around Captain America (Chris Evans), Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, Tilda Swinton, Jamie...