| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Each day from now through Hanukkah and on to Christmas, we'll post an author's reflection on giving books as holiday gifts. Follow us on Twitter @ChiTribBooks to be alerted to new posts and tell us about your book-related holiday memories by using...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Late in life, when writers are more inclined to take the bigger, sadder, more complicated view of our long haul on this planet, William Shakespeare wrote (or more likely co-wrote) what variously are called the romances, the late plays or last plays. I...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Sharing the roads
Dear motorists, we love you. We go to the same church as you. We shop at the same stores as you. We are you. For a few hours each week we morph into road cyclists. We battle the wind and road debris; all while having only the armor and...
| Dec 5, 2014
Ho, Ho, Ho(dor)! It's the time of year for geek-friendly holiday shopping. Whether you're shopping for fans of “Game of Thrones,” “Star […]...
| Nov 11, 2014
“Strange Magic,” a musical animated feature film inspired by William Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” is coming to theaters in […]...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
William Shakespeare once asked, "What's in a name?"
Well for Stacey King, a name means everything.
The former Bulls big man-turned-TV announcer has popularized a number of monikers and phrases over the years.
When Derrick Rose was running...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 11:06 AM
“Saga, Vol. 1” by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
$9.99 at amazon.com
For anyone who needs some truly original sci-fi weirdness in her life. —Megan Crepeau
“The Portable Dorothy Parker&...
| Nov 21, 2014
Disney has released the first trailer for the upcoming Lucasfilm animated musical “Strange Magic,” offering a glimpse of the movie's […]...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 9:45 AM
A literature scholar has discovered a William Shakespeare First Folio, one of the rarest and most valuable books in the world, at a library in a small French town, the Guardian reports. The book, printed in 1623, had been in the collection of the Saint-...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 12:37 PM
The show: William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at Hartford Stage.
What makes it special?: The first show Darko Tresnjak has directed since receiving the Tony Award in June.
First impressions: Though set in Elizabethan England, Tresnjak's production —...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:55 AM
"There is perhaps no subject, unless it is religion, on which the opinions of men have more widely differed, than on that of theatrical exhibitions," began an article in The Courant in 1795.
The author of that unidentified piece sure got that right...