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  • Melissa McCarthy leads 'Identity Thief' to biggest opening of 2013

    Melissa McCarthy stole the show at the box office this weekend, proving she has the star power to attract moviegoers to theaters even during a blizzard. "Identity Thief," her comedy co-starring Jason Bateman, easily ran away with the weekend's No. 1...
  • Review: 'Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish' by David Rakoff

    Review: 'Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish' by David Rakoff
    David Rakoff's "Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish" is a beautiful yet strange object: The title emerges through holes punched in the cover like a child's code key, punctuating a fetching portrait of a red-haired woman done by the Canadian...
  • Authors A-C

    826CHI 826CHI is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students. 826chi.org Tom Acitelli Tom Acitelli is author...
  • Authors M-Q

    Anthony Madrid 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 Rebecca Makkai is...
  • Is Banksy's New York City residency over?

    Is Banksy's New York City residency over?
    The Banksy-bonanza in New York City is stalled -- at least temporarily. So far this month, the prankster British street artist has put on a colorful, frenetic treasure hunt of sorts with his monthlong “artists residency,” “Better Out...
  • Book Review: 'Fall Higher' by Dean Young

    Book Review: 'Fall Higher' by Dean Young
    Fall Higher Dean Young Copper Canyon Press: 105 pp., $22 "All the new thinking is about loss," Robert Hass begins his 1979 poem "Meditation at Lagunitas." Structuralism had put poets in a bind by arguing that words are meaningless symbols assigned...
  • Rex Reed Talks Turkey (and About Turkeys) at Quick Center

    Rex Reed Talks Turkey (and About Turkeys) at Quick Center
      Outspoken movie critic and columnist Rex Reed at will speak 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29 as part of "Open Visions Forum" lecture series at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. His lecture is entitled "Hollywood Notebook:...
  • Mehlman makes 'New Power Gays' list

    Ken Mehlman has been an open member of the club for less than a year, but he's already made its "who's who" list. The Baltimore native who served as a campaign manager for President George W. Bush in 2004 and chaired the Republican National Committee...
  • Candace Bushnell Carries on

    Candace Bushnell Carries on
    Candace Bushnell single-handedly created the modern chick-lit genre in 1997 with Sex and the City, a collection of essays based on her fabulous New York life, which included plenty of gossip, cocktails and designer bags and shoes. Of course, that book...
  • Meet Marcus Samuelsson

    Meet Marcus Samuelsson
    Just when the chef memoir had started tasting a little overly familiar — the long struggles to cook their food their way, the breakthrough review, the stove burns, the final 60 pages where nothing much happens but happiness and prosperity —...
  • Online post about refusal to pay fatal accident claim goes viral

    An online rant by a man whose sister was killed in a car crash in Baltimore went viral this week after he accused Progressive Advanced Insurance Co. of siding with the driver whose car hit his sister's vehicle in June 2010. Matt Fisher's Monday post on...