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  • What are the best movies based on books?

    What are the best movies based on books?
    Less than a year after “The Great Gatsby” was published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald was paid $16,666 for the film rights. “Come and see it all!” beckons the trailer for the silent film. “And enjoy the entertainment thrill of...
  • Counting down to Lit Fest

    Counting down to Lit Fest
    (This selection is edited for clarity and length.) Tom Acitelli What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Oddly enough, the 1860 Republican convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln. Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?...
  • Mothers in literature

    Mothers in literature
    Should we condemn Mrs. Bennet, the hilariously inept matchmaker in Jane Austen's “Pride and Prejudice,” for repeatedly sabotaging her daughters' prospects with her own uncouth behavior and transparent gold-digging? Or should we commend her...
  • The Biblioracle: In memory of Warwick Deeping

    The Biblioracle: In memory of Warwick Deeping
    Between 1920 and 1930, there were three writers with at least five books in the list of 10 best-selling books, according to Publishers Weekly. Two of them are Zane Grey and Sinclair Lewis. The other is Warwick Deeping. Warwick Deeping? --------------...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Support 'the heart of a city'

    "A library should be the heart of a city." Steven S. Choi, mayor of Irvine, said this in his Jan. 29 article in the Orange County Register. This is a theme that has been repeated many times by those who know the benefits of libraries, who know that even...
  • Vincent Kartheiser, from 'Mad Men' to 'Pride and Prejudice' onstage

    Vincent Kartheiser, from 'Mad Men' to 'Pride and Prejudice' onstage
    Vincent Kartheiser will swap his sharp suits for ruffles and coattails. The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis announced that the “Mad Men” star will play Mr. Darcy in its summer production of “Pride and Prejudice.” The adaptation by...
  • Review: Transfixing 'Fill the Void' looks at love by arrangement

    A mother and daughter anxiously scan the aisles of an Israeli supermarket. They're not looking for fresh produce but rather a clandestine glimpse of a young man a matchmaker has proposed as a potential husband for the daughter. The mother's eye is...
  • 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...