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Elizabeth Taylor

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  • Recap: Stockett on race, the new movie and her next book

    Recap: Stockett on race, the new movie and her next book
    Early on, there were signs that the Chicago Tribune Author Talks program with Kathryn Stockett, who crafted the best-selling novel "The Help," would be an event. A large literary happening, in fact. An early indicator: Tickets sold out in a matter of...
  • Elizabeth Taylor's Bel-Air home on market for $8.6 million

    Elizabeth Taylor's Bel-Air home on market for $8.6 million
    The longtime Bel-Air home of actress Elizabeth Taylor has come on the market at $8.6 million. Owned by Taylor since 1981, the 1960s ranch house with brick motor court sits on 1.27 acres. The 7,000-square-foot home features a wood-beam ceiling and wood-...
  • 'Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar' by Richard Ford

    "Work, as you will see, is imagined broadly in these stories - as labor, as chores, as business, as duty, as habit, as memory, as art, and as priestly avocation," writes Richard Ford in his introduction to this wonderful anthology of stories about work,...
  • Richard Zanuck dies at 77; Oscar-winning producer

    Richard Zanuck dies at 77; Oscar-winning producer
    One day in 1962, the Hollywood legend Darryl F. Zanuck turned to his 27-year-old son, Richard, seeking advice. Whom, the elder Zanuck asked, should he appoint head of production of 20th Century Fox, which had fallen on hard times and was losing...
  • Trib Nation at Printers Row Lit Fest 2011, June 4-5

    Trib Nation at Printers Row Lit Fest 2011, June 4-5
    I was just finishing up the Page 2 note for Wednesday and wanted to fill you in on details about the Printers Row Lit Fest and the Trib Nation tent where you can hang out and talk with us that weekend. First off, the Chicago Tribune’s Printers...
  • Young adult books at Printers Row Lit Fest

    Young adult books at Printers Row Lit Fest
    Calling young readers - and grown-ups who read those types of books. Printers Row Lit Fest is the place for you! Our programming this year reflects the explosion in wonderful books for young readers who are beginning to develop their own taste in...
  • Around Town: Conrad's gone -- where to eat?

    Now that Conrad’s is closed, folks are wondering. Where to eat? Where will we eat at midnight? Where will the Presbyterians eat after church? Where will Paco go for lunch? (Paco’s Barbershop is awesome. Confidential to Vons: We can...
  • The Story Behind Writing The Story

    The Story Behind Writing The Story
    How often does one encounter a book set on the 2100 block of Sheffield Avenue? And the crime at the heart of the book takes place on my birthday, and is covered in the Chicago Tribune. The novel hits every hot button -- a retired orthopedic surgeon is...
  • Wish to read our Algren Award winner's award-winning story?

    Wish to read our Algren Award winner's award-winning story?
    The Nelson Algren Short Story Prize 2011 goes to Billy Lombardo, for his beautifully written story, “Clover." Here's an interview with him after the award. Lombardo, a teacher at the Latin School of Chicago, is a resident of Forest Park, and...
  • Stocking stuffers for all types

    Bachelor uncle who complains that the last good book he read was "Seabiscuit": "The Eighty Dollar Champion" by Elizabeth Letts, about a Dutch immigrant, the plow horse he rescues and their partnership as a show-jumper team. (Re-gift bonus: neighbor's...
  • Book review: 'Loose Diamonds … and Other Things I've Lost (and Found) Along the Way' by Amy Ephron

    Book review: 'Loose Diamonds … and Other Things I've Lost (and Found) Along the Way' by Amy Ephron
    Shelve this one under a category that should be named ''bouquet memoirs.'' Books like Amy Ephron's "Loose Diamonds … and Other Things I've Lost (and Found) Along the Way" are a nosegay of life essays whose pronouns are mostly "I" and "we," but are...