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  • Japan's Studio Ghibli Envisages Short Break, not Imminent Closure

    TOKYO -- Veteran Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki discussed the famed animation house's future in a documentary broadcast by the TBS network on its "Jonetsu Tairiku" program on Sunday evening. Suzuki talked about the need for "big changes in all...
  • What About Another Science Center?

    Are the parents of inner-city children from Bridgeport, New Haven and Waterbury going to take the time and expense to bring their children to the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford? I doubt it. Instead of pumping millions of dollars into the Science...
  • Music streaming services unleash a torrent of digital playlists

    It's a question we pose daily, and with increasing frequency in an age of digital bounty and instant entertainment: "What am I in the mood for?" We ask it of office mates at lunch, friends before taking in a movie, with family on weekends. We stare at the...
  • Books Inspiring Global Tours, Journeys

    Books Inspiring Global Tours, Journeys
    Book lovers who head out to visit authors' homes, museums and gravesites are part of a new chapter in travel called "literary tourism." Some focus their storied journeys on places and events featured in works of fiction, (think "Da Vinci Code" tours...
  • Dick Smith Dead: 'Godfather of Makeup' Dies at 92

    Dick Smith, known as the "Godfather of Makeup," has died at age 92. Smith's protege, Rick Baker, tweeted of the legend's passing on Thursday morning. The master is gone. My friend and mentor Dick Smith is no longer with us. The world will not be the...
  • An epic, posthumous novel from Oscar Hijuelos to be published

    An epic, posthumous novel from Oscar Hijuelos to be published
    When he died of a heart attack last year at age 62, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos had been at work for more than a decade on an epic and potentially career-defining novel. It was a fact unknown to all but a few people closest to him....
  • Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'

    Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'
    Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died. He was 89 and had been in failing health. A...
  • Read & Write: 3 more authors on favorite book characters

    Read & Write: 3 more authors on favorite book characters
    Chicago-area authors continue to tell us about their favorite characters from childhood books as a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication. Here's what they said....
  • Go Away With ... Steve Hofstetter

    Go Away With ... Steve Hofstetter
    Comedian Steve Hofstetter was a regular guest on shows such as "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Comedy All-Stars" and "Comics Unleashed." Now, the entertainer is hosting and executive producing his own series, "Laughs," on Fox. Besides traveling...
  • Don't quote me on that — unless I said it

     Don't quote me on that — unless I said it
    "You learn to be your best self by sometimes being your worst self." Who said that first? As far as I know, I did, and I said it for the first time Tuesday, the day I decided to run a little experiment in misattribution in the quote-happy land of...
  • Richard 'Dickie' Jones, Voice of Disney's Pinocchio, Dies at 87

    Voice actor Richard Percy "Dickie" Jones died July 7 in his Northridge, Calif., home of apparent natural causes, although he had suffered an earlier fall. He was 87. The Texas-born Jones began as a child actor and maintained his career into his 30s,...