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  • Helen Fielding Q&A: Bridget Jones is back, without Mark Darcy!

    Helen Fielding Q&A: Bridget Jones is back, without Mark Darcy!
    It's been 17 years since "Bridget Jones's Diary" first hit the scene, turning freelance journalist Helen Fielding into a best-selling author and screenwriter. Her latest installment, "Mad About the Boy," follows Bridget, now 51, as she copes with the loss...
  • Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood to move 'Into the Forest'

    Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood to move 'Into the Forest'
    Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood will star in "Into the Forest," a story of two sisters set in the not-too-distant future against the collapse of society. Jean Hegland's novel will be adapted by writer-director Patricia Rozema. Page will also be...
  • Jennifer Armstrong

    Jennifer Armstrong
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? I think of home! I grew up in the southwest suburbs, went to college at Northwestern, and came back for a few years in the early '00s. Because of all this, I also think of really good pizza. Who is an...
  • Lori Rader-Day

     Lori Rader-Day
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Home, since I live here. But when I moved here in 2001, I couldn't believe that I actually lived in Chicago. I mean Lived In Chicago. My husband and I had to keep reminding ourselves it was real. I'd lived...
  • Michael Lenehan

     Michael Lenehan
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? The lake. Lake Shore Drive. The portage between the Chicago and DesPlaines rivers, where the Great Lakes connect (almost) with the Gulf of Mexico--the reason Chicago exists. Who is an author you'd like...
  • Enjoy summer reading on the cheap

    Enjoy summer reading on the cheap
    Although no one advocates the value of a good book more than a newspaper writer, there are ways to enjoy that summer beach read on the cheap. From websites devoted to finding free digital books to special library sales, here are some ideas for cutting...
  • The history of Charles Dickens (sort of) via the Smiths (sort of)

    "As everybody knows," sings Charles Dickens, "I started writing prose." Under the 19th-century facial hair is English actor and musician Mathew Baynton. He presents the life and works of Charles Dickens in a three-minute pop song that sounds like it...
  • Why conservatives can applaud same-sex marriage

    Yesterday afternoon the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, following this week's Supreme Court ruling that declared Proposition 8 unconstitutional, lifted the stay on same-sex marriage in California. Promptly, Kristin Perry and Sandy Stier,...
  • What would Jane Austen think of a 12-foot wet Darcy statue?

    When Jane Austen wrote "Pride and Prejudice," she didn't imagine a sexy Mr. Darcy emerging from a pond in a dripping-wet white shirt. Yet thanks to the filmmakers behind the 1995 miniseries of the novel, viewers got to see Colin Firth, as Darcy, do...
  • Blame the Nook? Barnes & Noble chief executive resigns

    William Lynch, the chief executive of Barnes & Noble, resigned Monday. The news was announced late in the day Eastern time, effective immediately. Lynch had been CEO since 2010. Should we blame the Nook? Barnes & Noble's efforts to battle the Amazon...
  • Sculpture of Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy rises from London lake

    Remember the moment in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" when Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy emerges from the water? Swimmers in London’s Serpentine Lake have a large-scale reminder of the brooding and dashing Darcy --...