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  • Film critic Peter Rainer reflects on a 30-year career

    Film critic Peter Rainer reflects on a 30-year career
    Peter Rainer, noted Christian Science Monitor film critic, Bloomberg News columnist and reviewer for NPR's FilmWeek, reflects upon his three-decade career in "Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era." Rainer,...
  • Two good thrillers, one odd premise

    Two good thrillers,  one odd premise
    Good thrillers begin at home, at least when it comes to Chicago crime writers. The spring list of new genre novels shows local writer Michael Harvey working at the top of his form, with "The Innocence Game." -------------------- This piece first...
  • After Santa Monica shooting, KCRW staffers back on the air, healing

    After Santa Monica shooting, KCRW staffers back on the air, healing
    On Monday afternoon, three days after the Santa Monica shooting rampage in which John Zawahri killed five people, it was not business as usual at radio station KCRW. Some of the staff has sought out counseling. Others have taken time off work to heal...
  • NSA surveillance puts George Orwell's '1984' on bestseller lists

    NSA surveillance puts George Orwell's '1984' on bestseller lists
    Big Brother is watching. And people are reading. Thanks to the ongoing National Security Administration surveillance scandal, George Orwell's "1984" is enjoying a surge in popularity, landing at No. 4 on Amazon's list of "Movers and Shakers." Sales of...
  • 6/12/2013-Business As Unusual

    6/12/2013-Business As Unusual
    I suspect all the governors in America would like to lure Connecticut businesses to their states. We've got some of the biggest, most successful companies ever conceived by businessmankind. And, we have the smartest, most skilled, motivated workforce in...
  • Is it time to quit being nice about what 'NewsHour' has become?

    Is it time to quit being nice about what 'NewsHour' has become?
    (Updates at end with response from NewsHour) With the word Tuesday that "NewsHour" was shutting down offices and laying off employees, it's time to ask the question: Just how much of the this one-time PBS bedrock is actually left? In fact, let's go a...
  • Founding Father frenemies Hamilton and Burr 'Duel With the Devil'

    History may be written by the victors, but Alexander Hamilton became a victor by writing history. He died at the hands of lifelong rival Aaron Burr in a famous duel, yet posterity has been kinder to Hamilton because of the power of his pen. During his...
  • Last stand for the printed page

    Last stand for the printed page
    Bob Katzman of Bob Katzman's Magazine Museum in Skokie first called last summer. He really wanted a story, he explained, because, well, he had such a great story to tell: He had 140,000 magazines and newspapers, flags from around the world, buttons that...
  • And now... Happy Blumesday!

    And now... Happy Blumesday!
    Today is Blumesday--not a typo, as it turns out, but a holiday concocted to celebrate the beloved young-adult author Judy Blume. Bloomsday, which honors James Joyce's "Ulysses," took place on Sunday.  As NPR reports, Blumesday was created by writers...
  • Miss Utah flub steals spotlight from Miss USA winner Erin Brady

    Miss Utah flub steals spotlight from Miss USA winner Erin Brady
    The morning after Miss USA 2013 took her crown, Miss Utah's flub in the competition was taking the spotlight. It happened Sunday night in Las Vegas, in the dangerous swamp known as the "interview." A question was posed to Miss Utah Marissa Powell by...
  • Are drones along the border (all day, every day) cost-effective?

    Are drones along the border (all day, every day) cost-effective?
    In its current form, the so-called Gang of Eight immigration bill increases funding for border security by up to $6.5 billion. When it comes to technology and equipment, the Senate bill doesn't go into much detail on how the government should spend its...