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  • Despite sameness, 'Sin City' sequel a slice of nihilistic noir

    "Sin City" is back in all its lurid, gory glory, a vivid and visceral graphic novel come to life in the capableof Robert Rodriguez and co-director and comic book creator Frank Miller. If anything, it's a more gorgeous experiment in green screen digital...
  • Gamers helping in Ebola research

    SEATTLE Months before the recent Ebola outbreak erupted in Western Africa, killing more than a thousand people, scientists at the University of Washington's Institute for Protein Design were looking for a way to stop the deadly virus. For inspiration,...
  • 'Cupcake Cousins' author takes sweeter approach to children's literature

     'Cupcake Cousins' author takes sweeter approach to children's literature
    Hyde Park resident Kate Hannigan traded in her journalist's hat for a mixing bowl and children's literature. After leaving the San Francisco Chronicle and moving to Chicago, she launched a writing career. Her first book, "Cupcake Cousins" (Disney-...
  • Karen Abbott's history of four Civil War women who spied or lied

    Karen Abbott's history of four Civil War women who spied or lied
    The story of Civil War spy Elizabeth Van Lew almost defies belief. A wealthy society woman living in Richmond, Va., during the Civil War, Van Lew engaged in extensive undercover work for the Union — right under the noses of the Confederacy. Not only...
  • Dorothy Salisbury Davis dies at 98; brought strong women to mysteries

    Dorothy Salisbury Davis, who gained distinction as a "grand master" of mystery writing with tautly spun novels and short stories that portrayed women as strong, complex characters instead of the more usual helpless damsels and femmes fatale, died Aug. 3...
  • J. Bruce Innes, health care executive

    J. Bruce Innes, health care executive
    John Bruce Innes Jr., a former marketing executive for Genesis Health Ventures who was later a senior housing consultant, died July 22 of brain injuries suffered in a fall while he was vacationing in Greece. The Lutherville resident was 70. Born in...
  • Diagon Alley adds new magic to Universal Orlando

    ORLANDO, Fla. Rachel diMonda, 20, stood at a medallion in the ground labeled "Meteolojinx" and waved her wand left, then right. Like magic or more like an extremely savvy feat of theme park planning an umbrella extending from the side of the building...
  • Best bets in and around Naperville, Aug. 16-23

    Best bets in and around Naperville, Aug. 16-23
    Our top picks for a weekend of fun in Naperville and St. Charles, from a beer-soaked benefit to 1950s jukebox favorites to an insect zoo and more. Events take place from Aug. 16-23. Pints for Paws benefit event Enjoy a fun evening of beer, food and...
  • Season Preview: Your guide to Orlando-area theater

    Season Preview: Your guide to Orlando-area theater
    THE ABBEY The Orlando nightspot, at 100 S. Eola Drive, hosts plays, concerts and a fall cabaret series. The cabaret performances are at 8 p.m. and cost $10 each. Details: abbeyorlando.com. Monday Night Cabaret Series REBECCA FISHER: Sept. 8...
  • Review: 'Kill My Mother' by Jules Feiffer

    Review: 'Kill My Mother' by Jules Feiffer
    Born in 1929, Jules Feiffer got his start at 16 as assistant to the illustrious Will Eisner, creator of "The Spirit," who thought the teenager's draftsmanship inferior to his wordsmithery (not coincidentally, Eisner drew much better than he wrote) and set...
  • Julia Stiles Thriller 'Out of the Dark' Gets U.S. Distribution

    Vertical Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Participant's supernatural thriller "Out of the Dark," starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman and Stephen Rea. "Out of the Dark" is a ghost story set in South America, where a young family's new life...