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  • Chicago theater openings for the week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 4

     Chicago theater openings for the week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 4
    FRIDAY | "Shining City" | In Conor McPherson's ghost story, presented by the newly renamed Irish Theatre of Chicago, a man says he's seen the specter of his dead wife. Through Jan. 4 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 866-811-4111 or...
  • British crime writer P.D. James dies at age 94

    British crime writer P.D. James dies at age 94
    British crime writer P.D. James, creator of poetry-writing detective Adam Dalgliesh, has died at the age of 94, her publishers said on Thursday. "We will all miss her," Charles Elliott, her editor at Knopf, said in a statement. "Her books were in a...
  • Reading Harry Potter provides clues to brain activity, CMU researchers say

    Reading Harry Potter provides clues to brain activity, CMU researchers say
    Reading sets off a flurry of brain activity, and Carnegie Mellon University researchers are using Harry Potter books to better understand what happens when we connect words and phrases with the ideas, representations and interpretations associated with...
  • Printers Row Picks: The best books of 2014

    Printers Row Picks: The best books of 2014
    We picked the best books from 2014 that stood out amongst the rest in a year filled with good literature. Here are our picks. The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses by Kevin Birmingham (Penguin, $29.95) Sex and anarchy! A...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Nov. 30 Graphic Novels HopeWorks will launch its graphic novel discussion group, HopeWorks and Friends, with a discussion of "Batwoman: Elegy" on Nov. 30. The group is, free, open to all adults and meets the last Sunday of every month....
  • The best books for the science fiction fan

    The best books for the science fiction fan
    Fantasy and science fiction books can be hazardous terrain during gift-giving season, especially when those who don't read them try to find gifts for those who do. Everyone recognizes the wan half-smile that results when, say, someone who grew up...
  • Cixin Liu's 'The Three-Body Problem' a compelling sci-fi journey by way of China

    "The Three-Body Problem" by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu; Tor (400 pages, $25.99) If you delight in science fiction that delivers the shock and thrill of something strange, Cixin Liu's "The Three-Body Problem" is your novel this year. It combines...
  • Warming up: Butterbeer hot again at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    Warming up: Butterbeer hot again at Wizarding World of Harry Potter
    Universal Orlando has warmed up to hot butterbeer. The beverage, part of the Harry Potter lore, is now a year-round fixture at both of its theme parks. Two cooler versions — one frosty, one frozen like an Slurpee — debuted alongside the...
  • Theater review: 'A Christmas Story: The Musical' from Orlando Repertory Theatre

     Theater review: 'A Christmas Story: The Musical' from Orlando Repertory Theatre
    Orlando Repertory Theatre specializes in theater for children but "A Christmas Story: The Musical" is equally likely — perhaps more likely — to please young theatergoers' parents. Adults of a certain age will be filled with nostalgia for the...
  • At the Adler, paintings that fired outer space imaginations

    At the Adler, paintings that fired outer space imaginations
    His name sounds like one you'd give a character in a parody of patrician privilege. But the real story of Chesley Bonestell, pronounced BON-uh-stell, has nothing to do with mixing G&Ts or being one of the strongest doubles partners at the club....
  • Season's screenings: TV plans blizzard of holiday programs

    Deck the halls and rev up the DVR. A veritable blizzard of holiday-themed fare is about to blow into your television sets. Yes, once again the broadcast networks and cable channels have pieced together a vast lineup of specials, movies and animated...