| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Early on in "The Salinger Contract," the new book from acclaimed novelist and West Rogers Park native Adam Langer, the protagonist, a character also named "Adam Langer," stumbles across the truth about J.D. Salinger. He discovers why Salinger seemingly...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:24 AM
In one episode of the sitcom “Seinfeld,” George Costanza tries to impress his girlfriend by joining a book club. The first book he has to read is “Breakfast at Tiffany's,” by Truman Capote. For George, the novella is a slog:...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Theatre at the Center, the Equity company, in Munster, Ind., said Thursday it will stage the world premiere of a new musical based on the TV show "The Beverly Hillbillies."
Part of the 2014 season, "The Beverly Hillbillies: The Musical" (adapted from...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:07 AM
“Dying is easy; comedy is hard,” British actor Edmund Kean is said to have observed as he lay on his deathbed. Harder still is dissecting why something makes us laugh. And hardest yet might be parsing the genius of a humorist such as Ring...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 4:25 PM
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Diahann Carroll is no theatrical Rip Van Winkle, although one might think that was the case, going by early reports of her recently announced return to Broadway next spring opposite Denzel...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 9:49 AM
"In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote, 1966
This book is life-changing because it is a true story, detailing the murder of the Clutter family. It cataloged the events leading up to the murder all the way through the executions of the confessed killers....
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:31 AM
A set of 100 photographs by the late Irving Penn is being donated to the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington.
The photos, which are being given by the Irving Penn Foundation, include rare street photographs dating from the 1930s and '40s,...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Anthony Madrid lives in Chicago. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, Poetry and Web Conjunctions. His first book is “I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say.”
Rebecca Makkai is...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"I'm not a film fanatic. If I never saw another movie in my life, it wouldn't bother me. Acting is what I do to make money, but it's certainly not my lifestyle. Compared to world affairs, to peace conferences, making a movie is absolutely nothing!"
| Mar 20, 2013
| 3:30 PM
NEW YORK — Early in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," the new Richard Greenberg adaptation of the 1958 Truman Capote novella, Emilia Clarke's Holly Golightly climbs into bed with Fred, our narrator, played here by Cory Michael Smith. She passes out fast....
| Mar 21, 2013
| 6:50 AM
"Breakfast at Tiffany's," the beloved novella by Truman Capote, has hit Broadway with a rising star in the role of Holly Golightly -- HBO's "Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Carke.
The new stage version, by playwright Richard Greenberg, opened this...