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  • Ridenhour Prize goes, for first time, to graphic novel

     
    For the first time, the Ridenhour Book Prize will be given to a graphic novel. On Monday, it was announced that Joe Sacco's "Footnotes in Gaza" will win the $10,000 award, which will be presented in April in Washington, DC.......
  • Liberty Hill Foundation to honor Walter Mosley

     
    The foundation Liberty Hill will present its Upton Sinclair Award to author Walter Mosley at its annual gala dinner on May 20. His novels have "powerfully tackled such monumental events in Los Angeles like the Watts riots," says Liberty Hill......
  • Michael Hiltzik: Utopia Unlimited

     
    The California gubernatorial election of 1934 referred to in my Sunday column, pitting the muckraking author Upton Sinclair against the world, is instructive as a prefigurement of what was to come. The economic backdrop was not much different from today'...
  • Oscar likes to keep it real

    Oscar likes to keep it real
    " The Duchess." "W." " Changeling." " Defiance." "Frost/Nixon." "Milk." " Valkyrie." "Che." What do these films have in common, other than succinct titles? All are based on real people and events, and all happen to have release dates timed to award...
  • The Net and the news

    The Net and the news
    It's an article of faith among newspaper journalists that our work is the foundation upon which television and radio news programs are built. After all, broadcasters don't spend nearly as much on reporting as their print competitors do. So you can imagine...
  • National critics society draws 'Blood'

    National critics society draws 'Blood'
    “There Will be Blood,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic tale of oil, power and greed, was named best picture of 2007 Saturday by the National Society of Film Critics. The complex and ambitious adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s “Oil!” also won best director for...
  • 'There Will Be Blood'

    'There Will Be Blood'
    "THERE Will Be Blood," the joint venture between actor Daniel Day-Lewis and director Paul Thomas Anderson, might be the most incendiary combination since the Molotov cocktail. Though it can be over the top and excessive, this morality play set in the...
  • Scripters tap 'Atonement,' 'Wild,' 'Country,' 'Blood' and 'Zodiac'

    Scripters tap 'Atonement,' 'Wild,' 'Country,' 'Blood' and 'Zodiac'
    The author-screenwriter teams behind "Atonement," "Into the Wild," "No Country for Old Men," "There Will Be Blood" and "Zodiac" have been named finalists for the 2008 USC Libraries Scripter Award. Scripter is presented annually by the USC Libraries to...
  • Digging up dirt

    THE APPEAL By John Grisham Doubleday, 368 pages, $27.95 John Grisham sometimes seems less a literary personality than a force of nature -- his books a showy kind of regularly reoccurring natural phenomenon, a sort of Halley's comet between hard covers....
  • Using architecture as a stage-setter for what progress leaves behind

    Using architecture as a stage-setter for what progress leaves behind
    With the possible exception of certain underwater adventures and outer-space stories, pretty much every movie relies on architectural symbolism, finding in the house where the hero lives, the saloon he drinks in or the city streets he caroms through in...
  • Part 3: The alternatives

    Anyone who is satisfied with the way Chicago protects its historic landmarks should hitch a ride to New York City in a tractor-trailer loaded with refrigerated steer carcasses. They'll arrive in the dead of night on the cobblestone streets of Manhattan's...