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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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:...
  • 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,...
  • Aw Yeah Games invites customers to play

    Aw Yeah Games invites customers to play
    The downtown Skokie space that was once occupied by 7th Heaven Cafe is now home to a different kind of a community experience. Aw Yeah Games sells board games, card games, role-playing games, gaming miniatures and anything else a group of people can...
  • 'Inherent Vice' costume designer Mark Bridges on Pynchon's world

    "Inherent Vice" marks costume designer Mark Bridges' seventh outing with filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. "Lucky number seven," says the Oscar-winning Bridges. "We started out together on "Hard Eight," hit it off, and here we are 20 years later."...
  • JPL worker counts down toward a writing career

    JPL worker counts down toward a writing career
    For decades, Jean Walker’s writing career existed only between shifts at La Caņada’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and family dinners. She’d scribble notes after putting her two young daughters to bed, ideas for romance novels flying through...