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  • Absence of 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' might impact authors

    Absence of 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' might impact authors
    For fans of late night political comedy, this is a very bad year. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, the twin pillars of the genre, are vacating the hosting chair of their respective Comedy Central shows — Colbert to CBS where he takes control of David Letterman's former slot and Stewart to new creative pastures suggested by the recent film drama he directed during a summer hiatus of his show.
  • Tom Mankiewicz -- what a life, what a book!

    "IT'S GOT a great start and a great finish but it kind of falls apart in the middle. Most important, the lyric's a f--king lie. People who need people are not the luckiest people in the world. People who love people are. People who are loved. But people...

    Where do those Oscars wind up when the lights go down?

    Where do those Oscars wind up when the lights go down?
    "It's all a blur," winners like to say of that magic moment when their most esteemed peers (not to mention upward of 40 million television viewers) watch them take the stage at the Academy Awards to claim the ultimate show business prize — that...

    11 gossipy things Andy Warhol said about the writers of the 1970s

    11 gossipy things Andy Warhol said about the writers of the 1970s
    Artist Andy Warhol was an enigmatic figure, so when his diaries were published after his death they caused a sensation. Sometimes gossipy, other times insightful, and often mundane (he constantly notes the cost of taxi rides), they showed that the man who...

    From the Archives: Capote plays Santa

    From the Archives: Capote plays Santa
    Editor's note: For Christmas 1968, Truman Capote listed for the Tribune the books he would buy for his friends. Christmas is upon us, so we take a look back this week at a 1968 story Truman Capote wrote listing all the books he would buy for his friends....