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  • Epithets edited out of 'Tom Sawyer,' 'Finn'

    Epithets edited out of 'Tom Sawyer,' 'Finn'
    In the new edition that combines Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," two words will be changed. The classic novels, being rereleased next month in one book by NewSouth, will replace a slur against blacks that...
  • Review: "Louis D. Brandeis: A Life" by Melvin I. Urofsky

    Review: "Louis D. Brandeis: A Life" by Melvin I. Urofsky
    Professor Melvin Urofsky’s comprehensive and highly readable biography of Louis Brandeis conveys the vast scope of Brandeis’s fascinating life with energy, verve and immediacy. Urofsky covers everything from Brandeis’s youth in...
  • Reel China: Land of cinematic opportunity

    Reel China: Land of cinematic opportunity
    Born in northern China and raised in Beijing, Sally Liu came of age in the 1990s and dreamed of becoming a filmmaker. With the world's most populous nation swelling with thousands of new cinemas, big-budget productions proliferating and box-office grosses...
  • War memoir skewers leaders

    War memoir skewers leaders
    Surely Kim Barker is the only foreign correspondent to sum up Afghan President Hamid Karzai as "whiny and conflicted, a combination of Woody Allen, Chicken Little and Jimmy Carter," with a national government that "seemed about as effective as a student...
  • How we did it

    To analyze attempted child abductions by strangers in Chicago and Cook County, the reporters linked computerized police records with court and U.S. Census data. Reporters also pored through thousands of pages of court and police files, and interviewed...
  • 'Will Eisner' by Michael Schumacher

    'Will Eisner' by Michael Schumacher
    Although he neither coined the term "graphic novel" nor invented the form, Will Eisner ranks among America's most celebrated and influential sequential artists. The creator of "The Spirit" (a comic book hero who solved crimes without recourse to...
  • Book Review: 'A Journey: My Political Life'

    Book Review: 'A Journey: My Political Life'
    Former British prime minister Tony Blair's memoir "A Journey: My Political Life" is a political biography of unusual interest. As a book, it's unusual because he wrote it himself, which makes this volume unique among the English-speaking world's recent...
  • Berlin Film Festival focuses on Iran

    Berlin Film Festival focuses on Iran
    As the Berlin International Film Festival kicked off last week, the upheaval in Egypt was on everyone's lips here in the German capital. But it was the bitter aftermath of Iran's 2009 populist uprising that truly infused this year's Berlinale. The...
  • Not Just for Kids: 'Shine'

    Not Just for Kids: 'Shine'
    Shine A Novel Lauren Myracle Amulet Books: 359 pp., $16.95, ages 14 and up When it comes to sex and drugs, teen interest and parental tolerance tend to run in opposite directions. Simultaneously titillating and taboo, alluring yet off-limits, underage...
  • Reel China: Targets an elusive film fan — the Chinese American

    Reel China: Targets an elusive film fan — the Chinese American
    For years, Chinese films shown in U.S. theaters have fallen into two distinct camps, both driven by largely white patrons: martial-arts movies for young men, such as Jet Li's "Hero," or critically acclaimed art-house fare, such as Kaige Chen's "Farewell...
  • Reel China: U.S. film producers are engaging the Chinese

    Reel China: U.S. film producers are engaging the Chinese
    China bought $91.9-billion worth of U.S. goods last year, including boatloads of medical devices, precious metals and electrical equipment. But when it comes to America's most celebrated cultural export — Hollywood movies — crossing China's...