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  • Martin Poll dies at 89; veteran producer best known for 'Lion in Winter'

    Martin Poll dies at 89; veteran producer best known for 'Lion in Winter'
    Martin Poll, 89, a veteran producer best known for "The Lion in Winter," the Oscar-winning 1968 film that starred Katharine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole, died Saturday in New York. He had pneumonia and kidney failure, according to his son, Jon. Hepburn...
  • The other Elizabeth Taylor

    The other Elizabeth Taylor
    After enduring my share of Richard Burton and Michael Jackson jokes and about the “real Elizabeth Taylor,” it wasn’t until 15 years ago that I finally found my retort: The real Elizabeth Taylor was not the actress but rather the...
  • Winter books preview: Radiant heat of words fights chill

    Winter books preview: Radiant heat of words fights chill
    Chicago will loosen winter's gloomy grip by exerting some powerful literary muscle. In the next three months, award-winning Chicago-based writers such as Don De Grazia, Nami Mun and Stuart Dybek will give readings. And don't miss a local mystery author...
  • Pop Culture 101: Final Exam 2011

    Pop Culture 101: Final Exam 2011
    Were you paying attention to the pop culture in 2011? It was certainly an eventful year, with pop stars and talk show hosts grabbing headlines and a colorful cast of Republican presidential hopefuls jockeying for position. Here's a little test to make...
  • Visiting out West? Here's a SoCal traveler's cheat sheet

    Visiting out West? Here's a SoCal traveler's cheat sheet
    For most of the last 20 years, it’s been my job to leave Los Angeles and bring home tips on travel elsewhere. But let’s face it: Elsewhere can get expensive. And there’s a lot of elsewhere here already. So a year ago, I turned my...
  • "Queen of America" by Luis Alberto Urrea

    "Queen of America" by Luis Alberto Urrea
    Just as Teresita Urrea, the "Saint of Cabora" and adored healer, emerges from the pages of "Queen of America" with warmth, passion and wisdom, Luis Urrea exudes his own charm. Luis Urrea, born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, based his...
  • Printers Row Live

    Join us to hear Mexican-American poet, novelist and essayist Luis Urrea discuss his latest book, "Queen of America," with Literary Editor Elizabeth Taylor. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11; Chicago Tribune, 435 N. Michigan Ave.; $15; TribNation.com/events
  • Novel conjures enchanting heroine

    Novel conjures enchanting heroine
    "Don Tomas Urrea arrived astride Caballito Urrea. ... He wore his frilled white shirt and his tight black jacket cut high at the waist and embroidered with a shining scorpion on the back. Delicate red needlework etched the smallest red roses at each...
  • Join us Jan. 11 to meet Mexican-American author and poet Luis Urrea

    Join us Jan. 11 to meet Mexican-American author and poet Luis Urrea
    Everybody loves Luis Urrea – including those who only¬† know him as the author, Luis Alberto Urrea. The author of 14 books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist “The Devil’s Highway,” a non-fiction saga of immigrants lost in the...
  • Carrie Fisher shares her checkered past in 'Wishful Drinking'

    Carrie Fisher shares her checkered past in 'Wishful Drinking'
    She survived drugs, booze, parental issues, complex relationships and a metal bikini, not to mention the electroconvulsive shock therapy that helps her cope with bipolar disorder. And Carrie Fisher has a lot to say about all of it. In 2006, the actress...
  • 'Writer, M.D.' edited by Leah Kaminsky

    'Writer, M.D.' edited by Leah Kaminsky
    Anton Chekhov's famous line, "Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other," inspires this collection of writing by physicians. And it is an inspired collection, with famous literary...