| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:49 PM
Another bestselling author, another summer series for CBS.
With "Under the Dome" -- based on a Stephen King novel -- having just returned for Season 2, the network is hoping for another hit next year with "Zoo," a thriller adapted from the bestseller by...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:15 AM
In 1985, Chicago's tempo was changing. Both politically and culturally, the city on the make was on the move.
Harold Washington, marking two years in office, was weathering the intense difficulties that came with being the city's first African-...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 2:15 PM
Looking for something to do this week? Check out our list of everything going on from 12/5-12/11.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
New Year’s Eve
The Young Turks (series debut; 7 p.m.; Current)
| Aug 10, 2011
| 12:06 PM
To kids who watch the "Madagascar" movies, Cedric the Entertainer is Maurice, the aye-aye. To those who kick back at comedy clubs, he's an original from "The Kings of Comedy."
He's also hosting and producing NBC's "It's Worth What?" Tuesdays.
| Aug 18, 2011
| 12:34 PM
| Dec 4, 2011
Thank J.K. Rowling for starting the kid's book craze with "Harry Potter" and Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" saga for perpetuating the trend that has more adults reading children's titles than ever before. The year 2011 has seen an explosion of books...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Club members are all colleagues at Infogix Inc., a software company in Naperville. Before we started our literary endeavor four years ago, we were a TV watching club. We would watch the show "24" and then discuss it over lunch. The writers'...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 2:34 PM
Electronic readers will make their debut this week at Anne Arundel County public libraries, when 200 e-readers become available for patrons to take home.
E-reader technology allows a user to have hundreds of hours of reading materials on a portable,...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Though E.L. James has received recent headlines for the phenomenal sales of "Fifty Shades of Grey," stalwart James Patterson remains the highest-earning author, according to Forbes.
The magazine estimates that Patterson made $94 million last year,...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:41 PM
1. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn (Crown, $25). Nick is the No. 1 suspect in his beautiful wife's disappearance, but could this golden boy really have killed his beloved? Last week: 1
2. "The Inn at Rose Harbor" by Debbie Macomber...
| May 28, 2012
James Patterson has written so many books, he's lost track of the exact number. Ask him how many novels he's penned for 2012 alone and he shrugs, then guesses: "Twelve or 13?"
Often derided as a "factory" for being so prolific, Patterson has written more...