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  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

     Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits
    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Top Secret Twenty-One" by Janet Evanovich (Bantam, $28). A bounty hunter is out to find Jimmy Poletti, a car dealer out on a bail and a suspected murderer. Last week: — 2. "Mr. Mercedes" by Stephen King (Scribner, $30). A...
  • Mostly great, 'The Leftovers' fascinates, depresses and confuses

    "The Leftovers" is the end of the world as we know it. Nobody feels fine. HBO almost hits it out of the park again with its latest drama, based on a literary science fiction novel from Tom Perrotta. "The Leftovers" has an inherently depressing premise...
  • 'Under the Dome'? Written by — and tweaked for TV by — Stephen King

    'Under the Dome'? Written by — and tweaked for TV by — Stephen King
    When asked how he came to write the Season 2 premiere of "Under the Dome," the television adaptation of his 2009 sci-fi novel that returns to CBS on June 30, Stephen King is refreshingly candid. "I knew that George R.R. Martin had written a few episodes...
  • Sinatra's 1st New Jersey driver's license fetches $15,757

    PHILADELPHIA Frank Sinatra's first New Jersey driver's license with his last name misspelled sold for $15,757 while a collection of correspondence between "Gone with the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell and a Wyncote, Pa., fan went for $14,087. And Marilyn...
  • 'Atlantis Gene' Movie Adaptation in the Works at CBS Films

    CBS Films has acquired the movie rights to A.G. Riddle's trilogy of "Atlantis" science-fiction novels. The first book in the trilogy, "The Atlantis Gene," centers on a brilliant geneticist and an international counterterrorism agent who must team up to...
  • Kids dabble in Roth's dystopian universe at Camp Divergent

    Kids dabble in Roth's dystopian universe at Camp Divergent
    NAPERVILLE — "I'm going to show you guys some cool self-defense stuff today," a muscular young man named Mike Corey tells the group of kids clumped around him on the Naper Settlement lawn one bright morning earlier this month. "Everybody has...
  • Delta Rae's local performances inspired its new 'Bethlehem Steel'

    "There's no more steel left in Bethlehem," sings Brittany Holljes of Delta Rae on the band's new song, "Bethlehem Steel." The Southern rock band from Durham, N.C., joins a list of artists including Grammy Award-winning country artist Nanci Griffith,...
  • Hurtling along in Bong Joon-ho's train movie 'Snowpiercer'

    Survival, when the odds are desperate, breeds a certain mania, a kill or be killed ethos that we've seen played out in countless post-apocalyptic movies. By their very nature, these are dark, depressing, violent affairs beset by plagues, pestilence and...
  • Fate is Often the One to Blame for a Film's Success or Failure

    As the box office numbers roll in this summer, the media is asking the usual rude questions: Who is really responsible for the hits and misses? How big will be the profits and losses? These are valid questions, except for the fact that they only lead...
  • The food of Diagon Alley: Frog in the hole to Scotch eggs

    The food of Diagon Alley: Frog in the hole to Scotch eggs
    There were tabs, notes and markings placed throughout each of the seven Harry Potter books by Universal Orlando's culinary team.  Each signified a possible idea for a food or drink offering for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley,...
  • Universal Orlando employees going to Diagon Alley previews

    Universal Orlando employees going to Diagon Alley previews
    Universal Orlando employees will begin previewing the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley on Wednesday night, the first of four planned sessions that run through Saturday evening at Universal Studios theme park. A week ago, it was...