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  • 10 romantic shows to binge-watch over Valentine's Day weekend

    10 romantic shows to binge-watch over Valentine's Day weekend
    If binge-watching the second season of "House of Cards," Netflix's misanthropic political thriller, isn't your idea of romance, take heart: There are plenty of other shows that celebrate love in its myriad forms available for you to binge-watch this...
  • Review: 'My Life in Middlemarch' by Rebecca Mead

     Review: 'My Life in Middlemarch' by Rebecca Mead
    Memoir has become popular enough to spawn a variety of subgenres, from chronicles of childhood abuse to accounts of late-life dementia. The literary memoir, featuring the coming-of-age stories of writers, has birthed its own derivative specialties. One of...
  • 'Puncture Wounds'

    'Puncture Wounds'
    From the title, it's a pretty good bet you won't confuse this with a Jane Austen story. That's also confirmed by the presence of action staple Dolph Lundgren, playing a criminal with a vendetta against a war veteran (Cung Le). The ex-soldier's PTSD isn'...
  • Stage 773 announces 'Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival' line-up

    Stage 773 has announced the line-up for the second annual “Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival,” a festival dedicated to the geekier sect of the Chicago funny scene, representatives for the venue said on Monday. Including sketch, improv, stand-up and...
  • A Valentine's Day trifecta: Kenneth Turan's DVD picks of the week

    A Valentine's Day trifecta: Kenneth Turan's DVD picks of the week
    If you love movies, and you love romance, the DVD world has lots of new releases you can sample, depending on the kind of romantic you are. If you are a traditionalist, there is the "Keepsake Edition" of the BBC's 5 1/2-hour 1995 version of Jane Austen'...
  • Romance novel roundup

    Romance novel roundup
    The Last Man on Earth by Tracy Anne Warren, Signet Select, 352 pages, $7.99 "Never mix business and pleasure" is an adage that advertising professionals Madelyn Grayson and Zack Douglas throw out the window in "The Last Man on Earth," a contemporary...
  • Happy birthday, Jane Austen!

    Jane Austen was born on this day in 1775. Happy 238th birthday, Jane Austen! Austen, of course, was the author of novels that have endured and delighted for centuries. Her biggest hits are "Pride and Prejudice," "Emma" and "Sense and Sensibility" --...
  • Amazon workers in Germany strike during busy holiday season

    Amazon workers in Germany went on strike Monday, protesting the working conditions at the online retailer's shipping centers. The workers' union, Ver.di, also sent a delegation to the company's Seattle offices. "The Amazon system is characterized by low...
  • Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016

    Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016
    LONDON -- Paper or plastic? No, not what kind of bag do you want your purchases in; it's what kind of money you’ll use to pay for them, at least in Britain. The Bank of England announced Wednesday that, beginning in 2016, it will start issuing...
  • Britain to start issuing plastic currency, replacing paper notes

    Britain to start issuing plastic currency, replacing paper notes
    A new plastic currency that can withstand a spin in the washer will begin circulating in Britain in 2016, replacing paper bills with ones made of polymer, the Bank of England said Wednesday.  Britain’s central bank announced the switch the plastic...
  • Hey everybody, let's 'shelfie!'

    Hey everybody, let's 'shelfie!'
    The word “shelfie” finished far behind “selfie” and other neologisms recently when the Oxford Dictionaries announced their nominees, and the winner, of the Word of the Year for 2013. Like the selfie (which had a recent moment...