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  • Review: 'The Cuckoo's Calling' by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

    Review: 'The Cuckoo's Calling' by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
    Human nature being what it is — a swampy mess of meanness, envy and spite, in case you were wondering — are we surprised that a lot of people would have been thrilled if "The Cuckoo's Calling" were a terrible book? Or, to put it another way:...
  • Appreciation: Elmore Leonard's unique voice lives on in 'Justified'

    Elmore Leonard, the highly popular and well-regarded crime novelist who died Tuesday at age 87, also left his mark on television. Compared with his books and the movies that continue to be wrought from them, it’s the smallest of the marks he made:...
  • On Theater: With SCR's cue, season begins

    With South Coast Repertory's golden anniversary season inaugural leading the way, local theater companies — professional, community and collegiate — are lining up to present their initial productions in the 2013-14 season. At SCR, which...
  • 'Riddick': Diesel-powered cheesy fun ★★★

    'Riddick': Diesel-powered cheesy fun ★★&#9733
    From the dusty annals of a science-fiction franchise belonging to another age, that of "Pitch Black" (2000) and "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004) and several video game variations, here's a modestly scaled summer picture continuing the legend that time...
  • Review: Vin Diesel and 'Riddick' are killer sci-fi fun

    Review: Vin Diesel and 'Riddick' are killer sci-fi fun
    From the dusty annals of a science-fiction franchise belonging to another age — that of "Pitch Black" (2000) and "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004) and several video-game variations — comes a modestly scaled summer picture continuing a...
  • ATF: ITV Adds Digital, Film And Format Deals in Asia

    SINGAPORE -- ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the sales and distribution arm of UK commercial broadcaster ITV, has unveiled a number of digital distribution and format deals in Asia. In Singapore it signed a multi-year output agreement with Mediacorp to...
  • Review: 'Never Go Back' by Lee Child

    Review: 'Never Go Back' by Lee Child
    Tom Cruise is a tiny, annoying fellow. Jack Reacher is huge and taciturn. So aside from the plot, Christopher McQuarrie's "Jack Reacher" film — a decent actioner, but no "Bourne Identity" — has nothing to do with Lee Child's Reacher novels....
  • Another Disney Girl gone wild -- Miley provides the sleaze at the VMAs

    "WE NEVER really grow up. We only learn how to act in public," said singer Bryan White. OR NOT. I was compelled out of a sense of duty to watch at least part of MTV's Video Music Awards. I would rather have stuck with the new PBS production of Agatha...
  • World Book Night announces 2014 picks

    World Book Night announces 2014 picks
    If in general it's better to give than receive, the rule ought to hold true for books -- and giving is the basis of World Book Night, in which millions of books are distributed, for free, by willing volunteers. World Book Night launched in Britain and...
  • Amy Timberlake

     Amy Timberlake
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? I walk everywhere in Chicago — I’ll walk for hours in one direction or another. One of the things I love about the city is that if you walk in the city, you never know what you’ll find...
  • Edward Gorey's gothic tales from the vault

    Edward Gorey's gothic tales from the vault
    Twelve years after his death on tax day 2000, Edward Gorey — writer, illustrator, Victorian aesthete born half a century too late — has earned an adjective all his own: "Goreyesque." The word is used, increasingly, to refer to anything that...
  • New mystery and thriller books set amid the world wars

    New mystery and thriller books set amid the world wars
    Mysteries and thrillers set in the years surrounding and during our two world wars have become a cottage industry. From Ken Follett's "Eye of the Needle" in the 1980s to recent novels by Charles Todd and Jacqueline Winspear, the standouts blend enough...