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  • Chicagoland book club: 43 years after the big snow

    Chicagoland book club: 43 years after the big snow
    Things to know about our book club: Our book club began in Glenview during the big snow in 1967 when two mothers, snowed in with young children, decided to organize a neighborhood book club for much-needed intellectual stimulation. We started with six...
  • Roman Polanski, through his own lens

    Roman Polanski, through his own lens
    The director's movies, such as his Oscar-winning 2002 film 'The Piano,' may reflect his world view on morality and the role of the artist in society. |Reed Johnson Should great artists be treated differently from ordinary mortals? Does a musician,...
  • 'The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps' by William Styron

    'The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps' by William Styron
    The Suicide Run Five Tales of the Marine Corps William Styron Random House: 198 pp., $24 The business -- and I use the word advisedly -- of posthumous publication is a troubling one. We honor our dear dead. Yet there are certain kinds of attention...
  • Kippenberger retrospective at MOCA

    Kippenberger retrospective at MOCA
    A WICKED sculpture at the entrance to the retrospective exhibition of Martin Kippenberger's work at the Museum of Contemporary Art crystallizes the manic tone that made the German-born Conceptual artist such an influential force, beginning in the 1980s....
  • Barbara Kruger goes back to school

    Barbara Kruger goes back to school
    LA JOLLA -- As your eyes plot the final few steps down the central staircase in UC San Diego's new student center, they land on a red terrazzo text panel that reads: "Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror." Not exactly a soft landing but...
  • 'Masterpiece Comics' by R. Sikoryak

    'Masterpiece Comics' by R. Sikoryak
    In my favorite panel of R. Sikoryak's "Masterpiece Comics" (Drawn & Quarterly: 66 pp., $19.95), Superman -- recast as Meursault, the protagonist of Albert Camus' 1942 novel "The Stranger" -- attacks a priest in his jail cell while crying out: "Don't waste...
  • There will not be, we repeat WILL NOT be a David LaChapelle exhibition at BOXeight

     
    On Friday we received an e-mail alerting us that BOXeight's entry in the fashion week derby would be kicking off Oct. 22 with a party celebrating Flaunt magazine''s October issue, honoring renowned photographer David LaChapelle (whose work is featured on....
  • Elmer Ave Stays the (Punk Rock) Course for Spring 2010

     
    Elmer Ave's Spring 2010 runway show started out dramatically enough. A pair of models dressed in sexy, punky '40s USO get-ups climbed a tower of scaffolding ascending from behind an elevated catwalk erected inside downtown Los Angeles' cavernous Bank...
  • 'The Amazing Race': A Kafkaesque evening in Prague

     
    Rule No. 1 on "The Amazing Race": Don't ever give up. This week's episode of "The Amazing Race," the season's penultimate, found the four remaining teams navigating the streets of Prague at night as the producers threw all manner of......
  • Will Flight Time leap from 'The Amazing Race' to 'DWTS'?

     
    He may not have won the $1 million, but could "Amazing Race" also-ran Herbert "Flight Time" Lang be redirecting his competitive sights to a shiny Mirrorball trophy instead? The just-eliminated Flight Time (pictured, left), of the "Race's" popular Harlem...
  • Paris Fashion Week: Louis Vuitton makes it Werkstätte

     
    Reporting from Paris -- Last season it was New York City bike messengers, a year ago it was African royalty, and this time around, Louis Vuitton men's studio director Paul Helbers and artistic director Marc Jacobs found their inspiration in......
  • Jacket Copy

    Shiver me timbers R.L. Stine, author of the beloved "Goosebumps" series of creepy, crawly stories, is heading to "HorrorLand." The ghoulish theme park will be the springboard for 12 new tales, with Scholastic Books planning to release the first two...