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  • 'Rich Boy' by Sharon Pomerantz

    'Rich Boy' by Sharon Pomerantz
    Though a friend likened "Rich Boy" to "The Great Gatsby" in its depiction of a young man living under the illusion that money can buy happiness, for me it evoked "An American Tragedy," Theodore Dreiser's great dramatic novel about a young man's struggle to the top rung of the American social ladder.
  • Chicago Literary Hall of Fame holds benefit

    Chicago Literary Hall of Fame holds benefit
    TV reporter Janet Davies, wearing a beige jacket and leopard boots, stood behind a wooden podium in a darkened room overlooking Millennium Park on October 12. "Remember, like Chicago voting, bid and bid often," she said, encouraging an audience of...

    'The Artist': Critics speak up to praise silent film

     
    In a time when CGI spectacle and dizzying 3-D effects dominate the box office, an unlikely new silent black-and-white movie — by a French filmmaker, no less — is captivating critics. "The Artist," written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius,...

    Esquire, adding fiction ebooks, goes back to the future

     
    Esquire returns to its roots with a new short fiction series while making it new, e-book style.

    Sounds Like a Long-Term Plan

    Sounds Like a Long-Term Plan
    James Diener is almost certainly the only head of a music label who’s reading—for pleasure—the world’s hundred best books. Right now, he’s slogging through Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, a novel that’s a century and a universe removed from his world....