| Mar 26, 2012
| 4:37 PM
On "The Good Wife," Alicia stands up to the old boy's network, but her feistiness could have dire consequences for Peter....
| Jun 16, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Victims in high-profile criminal cases are often lost in the heavy media coverage. How often do you hear about the kidnapped Lindbergh baby or the murdered family in “In Cold Blood”? But Caylee Anthony is different. She drowned four years...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91.
Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles,...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:59 AM
Ray Bradbury, the science fiction genius, has died at age 91. He wrote classics such as “The Martian Chronicles” and “Fahrenheit 451,” as well as dozens of fantastic short stories. My personal favorite was “Something Wicked...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 12:16 PM
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release April 24, 2012
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Apparently, we're in them midst of a short story boomlet. I know this because The New York Times told me so in a recent article, "Good Fit for Today's Little Screens: Short Stories."
I tend to put little trust in trend pieces. If I believed every...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:45 PM
With the Baltimore Ravens preparing for Super Bowl, it's time to turn to all thing purple, including books. Buildings in the city already are bathed in purple lights and folks here are wearing purple sweaters, scarves and shirts. So why not books? Here is...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Circle City Books in Pittsboro, N.C., has just completed an eye-catching mural: a side of a building covered in books. Huge, oversize books, with titles that even this myopic passerby could read.
What's on it? Forty-eight titles, some of which are...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 12:09 PM
C hristmas is for kids. Well that's what my mother always said. Perhaps the vision of the savior of the world coming to us as a helpless child reminds all of us of the need to pay special attention to the vulnerable humans that cross our path. Whatever...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Chicago has a plethora of holiday shows each and every year — and I’ll be reviewing enough of them over the next couple of weeks to put Rudolph in rehab. But based on many years of seasonal theater-going, here are 10 of our potential favorites...