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  • Elizabeth Peña dies at 55; actress in 'The Incredibles,' 'La Bamba'

    Elizabeth Peña, the husky-voiced, Cuban American character actress who brought grit and sensuality to her portrayals, including her breakout role as a revolution-minded maid in the Paul Mazursky satire "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" and a battered wife in the Luis Valdez drama "La Bamba," has died. She was 55.
  • Attention, pulpheads! The Miami Book Fair returns

    Attention, pulpheads! The Miami Book Fair returns
    Once again challenging the conventional wisdom that people don’t read books — or worse, that people in this golden age of YouTube and Dancing With the Stars don’t have time to read them — the Miami Book Fair International returns...

    Sayles stays rooted in change

    Sayles stays rooted in change
    Late on a weekday afternoon, we called John Sayles, the independent's independent, the pragmatist's pragmatist. He was on the outskirts of Boise, in the passenger's seat of a rented Prius, beside Maggie Renzi, his longtime partner and producer. He's tall,...

    The Chicago Tribune's favorite books of 2011

    The Chicago Tribune's favorite books of 2011
    As 2011 comes to a close, we take a minute to reflect on the year's best in the world of publishing. Here is the list of our favorites, all published this year: FICTION "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain This gorgeous novel portrays the whirlwind...

    A trip through West Virginia's hidden history

    A trip through West Virginia's hidden history
    West Virginia may be known in popular song as "Almost Heaven," but it's a state that's seen more than its share of hell. A vicious gunfight in the streets of a small town, two men assassinated on the courthouse steps in front of their wives, coal company...