| Aug 1, 2013
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...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Chicago's Remy Bumppo Theatre Company has announced its 2013-14 season.
The ensemble based, Equity-affiliated company begins the year with the U.S. premiere of a new adaptation by Tim Luscombe of Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey," slated for October. In...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Eight years ago, novelist Shannon Hale read an interview with a writer who was on the verge of publishing her first book.
“Ohhh,” Hale sighed sympathetically. “It doesn’t sound like she has writer friends.”
| Aug 2, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Joan Collins, the 80-year-old "Dynasty" star, reportedly asked to be removed from Shirley Jones' tell-all autobiography in a scene involving the offer of an orgy.
Jones recently published "Shirley Jones: A Memoir." In the book, the "Partridge Family"...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 2:24 PM
"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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:40 AM
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the next face to grace the 10-pound note will be Jane Austen's, the Bank of England announced Wednesday.
The author of the classic novels "Pride and Prejudice," "Emma" and "Sense and Sensibility" is expected...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Singer Kelly Clarkson, the first "American Idol" winner, bought a ring at auction that belonged to author Jane Austen, but the British government won't let her take the ring out of the country.
The gold and turquoise ring cost the "Tie It Up" singer...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Here's evolution for you: Jane Austen may be set to replace Charles Darwin on the British £10 note.
That's according to the retiring governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, who has said that the author of "Pride and Prejudice" is "quietly...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Welcome to Russia, Edward Snowden! Here’s a disturbing Russian novel, just to give you a sense of what you’ve gotten yourself into.
The NSA leaker, stuck in a legal limbo in Moscow's international airport for a month now, was able to meet...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Eight years ago, a New York journalist named Peter Braunstein, then 41, forced his way into the apartment of a 34-year-old Manhattan woman by pretending to be a firefighter. He proceeded to drug the woman, a former colleague, and sexually assault her...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The '70s were a tough time to be a chimpanzee in America. Sure, some costarred with Clint Eastwood in movies and on TV in the inexplicable "BJ and the Bear," but the relationship between humans and primates was not a kind one in the scientific world, as...