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  • Barrington's Read of the Week: 'The Nightingale'

    In a world of 24/7 global news, we can become desensitized to the horrors of war and the courage displayed by those who wage against those horrors. We're bombarded by images and stories so violent and unspeakable that, sadly, today's news can feel like...
  • Books to read while waiting for 'Serial'

    Books to read while waiting for 'Serial'
    When the 12th and final episode of the WBEZ Chicago podcast "Serial" aired in December, its millions of listeners wanted more. "Serial" explores one true story in depth over the course of a season. In the first season, host Sarah Koenig investigated the...
  • JHU alum's book 'The Book of Negroes' is coming to BET as miniseries

    JHU alum's book 'The Book of Negroes' is coming to BET as miniseries
    "The Book of Negroes," based on the award-winning novel from Johns Hopkins University alum Lawrence Hill, has been made into a television mini-series to be shown later this month on BET. American actor Aunjanue Ellis plays the main character, Aminata...
  • ‘The Sculptor': Scott McCloud molds a tale of art, love and death

     
    If you could trade decades of your life for the chance to achieve your dreams, would you? It's the deal […]...
  • Story correctly points out Limbaugh's 'fiction'

    Story correctly points out Limbaugh's 'fiction'
    Kudos to Tribune reporters Michael Muskal and Samantha Masunaga for Tuesday's report that exposes the lies and hate speech of Rush Limbaugh concerning measles. By detailing the high measles vaccination rates of four Latin American countries and...
  • Thursday's Tumble: Harper Lee returns! ... Monkey Bar carries on ... Katy Perry and her sharks

    "IF YOU learn just a single trick, Scout, you get along a lot better with all kinds of folks; you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view ... until you climb inside his skin and walk around in it." That's Atticus...
  • Review: 'Trigger Warning' by Neil Gaiman

    Review: 'Trigger Warning' by Neil Gaiman
    With public appearances that pack arenas like rock concerts and platforms that include graphic novels, movies, TV, audiobooks, radio, stage musicals and video games, Neil Gaiman is the sort of literary celebrity who comes around once a generation. And...
  • Mixed feelings on Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman'

    Mixed feelings on Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman'
    I first encountered Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" in ninth grade. Like so many others, I was struck not just by the book's vivid narrative of racial justice, but also by its nuance: the inner life of its narrator and its deft portrayal of small-...
  • Theater review: 'Potted Potter' at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

     Theater review: 'Potted Potter' at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
    The young (and young at heart) fans of boy wizard Harry Potter will immediately see that things are awry with the set of "Potted Potter." There's a coconut palm growing in the "Forbidden Forest." There's a large wardrobe at center stage. "How else...
  • Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl'

    Nick Hornby on 'Funny Girl'
    From "Are You Being Served?" and "Keeping Up Appearances" to "Fawlty Towers" and "Absolutely Fabulous," Americans have long appreciated British situation comedy with strong female characters. But the history of the woman-centered Britcom is surprisingly...
  • Where has Harper Lee been since 'To Kill a Mockingbird' was published?

    Where has Harper Lee been since 'To Kill a Mockingbird' was published?
    Harper Lee published "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1960. The novel was a wild success: It won the Pulitzer Prize, was a bestseller, and was adapted into an acclaimed, Oscar-winning film in 1962. As the years ticked by and "To Kill a Mockingbird" became an...