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  • Young author group abuzz over @MayorEmanuel

    Young author group abuzz over @MayorEmanuel
    News spread quickly after Dan Sinker, the man behind the wildly popular Twitter account @MayorEmanuel, announced Young Chicago Authors as the charity of his choice to receive a $5,000 donation from Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel.
  • Paperback Writers: Sunlight and shadow in 'Los Angeles in the 1930s'

    Paperback Writers: Sunlight and shadow in  'Los Angeles in the 1930s'
    Created by FDR in 1935, in the depths of the Great Depression, the Federal Writers' Project (a small part of the wider Works Progress Administration) was a make-work agency that gave jobs to about 6,500 writers, editors and researchers before closing shop...

    Summer reading: Fiction, poetry

    Busy Monsters William Giraldi W.W. Norton: $24.95 When a mediocre writer's bride-to-be leaves him to search for a legendary giant squid, he treks across the continent seeking counsel from nefarious creatures on how to win back her affections. (August)...

    Black History Month movie: 'Intruder in the Dust'

    Hollywood never provided a richer picture of the Jim Crow South than Clarence Brown's "Intruder in the Dust," a fresh, inspired adaptation of William Faulkner's 1948 novel. It's not a message movie about racial injustice. It's about the American...

    Charles Newell is on an amazing theatrical roll at Court Theatre

    Charles Newell is on an amazing theatrical roll at Court Theatre
    Charles Newell's office is spotless. Unnervingly tidy. Standing in it makes you feel as though you have intruded on a magazine photo shoot about anal-retentive work environments. His desk, which looks out onto 55th Street in Hyde Park, gleams: There's not...