| Jan 17, 2012
| 10:28 AM
Carrie Fisher has done an excellent job of reinventing herself, evolving from ingenue actress to tell-it-like-it-is writer and humorist. And she has a lot to say, mostly about her odd but compelling life — enough to add a Part 2 to her memoirs....
| Nov 25, 2011
| 9:25 AM
Attention all book groups: "The Tiger's Wife" is an ideal book for discussion, and not only because of the handy reader's guide included, or because of the nifty conversation between Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan and Tea Obreht, called one of the 20...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 10:51 AM
En una Hollywood obsesionada con las novedades, lo que sobresale es que las estrellas de hoy todavía tratan de imitar el estilo de bellezas clásicas como Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe y Rita Hayworth, que dominaban las alfombras rojas en la década de...
| Jan 29, 2012
A special kinship exists among newspapers, books, writers and readers. The written word and ideas are their bloodlines.
We are very excited therefore to announce the creation of a new literary journal and membership program called Printers...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 7:07 AM
For this Valentine's season, the folks at Bay Theatre are offering A. R. Gurney's 1989 off-beat near-classic, "Love Letters." This two-person play is ideally suited to Bay's intimate space, as well as its intention of extending the Valentine season...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
| Feb 15, 2012
Iago and Captain Hook may be among the foulest villains in literature, but there are so many more duplicitous demons from which to choose! Who’s your favorite?
Join the conversation by telling us here. We’ll gather your responses for a...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 1:58 PM
On Sunday, Feb. 19, "The Simpsons" marks an extraordinary feat -- its 500th episode.
The characters, which began as droopier versions in 20-second cartoons on "The Tracey Ullman Show," have evolved, as creator Matt Groening and star Dan Castellaneta...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Dear Members of Printers Row,
What a nice ring to that phrase!
On behalf of my colleagues here at the Chicago Tribune, I'm delighted to welcome you to this great new adventure: Printers Row.
This is the first of your weekly newsletters, and a step in...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:42 PM
On Sunday, Hollywood celebrates itself and honors its own. All eyes (or most of them anyway) will be on the presentations of the Academy Awards.
But do the Oscars always end up in the right hands? Opinions abound on this topic, and what follows is only...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 4:06 PM
A calm, cold breeze runs throughout the marble-encased, maze-like corridors of Forest Lawn's Great Mausoleum, where the who's who of Hollywood have come to permanently rest. But that changes once you reach its deepest and oldest cobweb-covered crevice...