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  • Remarkable Woman: Stacy Ratner

    Remarkable Woman: Stacy Ratner
    Around the time she turned 35, Stacy Ratner had one of those moments that can propel you to action or into existential despair. "You think, 'OK, I live in a big city, I could get hit by a bus any minute. What is the last thing I did?'" she said....
  • 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....
  • Barbara D'Amato

     Barbara D'Amato
    What do you think of when you think of Chicago? When I think of Chicago, I think of Lower Wacker and the tunnels leading off of it. I love the idea that there is a whole network of streets down there where the sun never shines. The streets in the...
  • 'The Childs Child' by Ruth Rendell is sluggish and obvious

    'The Childs Child' by Ruth Rendell is sluggish and obvious
    If there were a Mount Rushmore of English crime fiction, it would feature the chiseled faces of Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, P.D. James and Ruth Rendell. (Yes, all women, but that's another essay.) Of this august quartet, Rendell is perhaps the...
  • 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...
  • Counting down to Lit Fest

    Counting down to Lit Fest
    (This selection is edited for clarity and length.) Tom Acitelli What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Oddly enough, the 1860 Republican convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln. Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?...
  • 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...
  • Scotland Yard may move its famous headquarters

     
    Scotland Yard, one of the world's most famous police forces, unveiled plans Tuesday to move from its iconic headquarters in central London to a smaller building around the corner. The Yard, also known as the Metropolitan Police Service, has proposed the...
  • ABC's 'Whodunnit?' puts amateur gumshoes to the test

    ABC's 'Whodunnit?' puts amateur gumshoes to the test
    "Whodunnit?" is not your granddad's game of "Clue," nor is it a fusty version of an Agatha Christie novel. "CSI" creator Anthony E. Zuiker, for his first foray into unscripted TV, has come up with a show he's dubbed a "cinematic murder mystery of...
  • 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...
  • David Suchet bids farewell to Agatha Christie's Poirot

    David Suchet bids farewell to Agatha Christie's Poirot
    GALMPTON, England — The final push to the top of his personal Everest consisted of about 50 dainty steps, in the precise and idiosyncratic gait he has perfected over 25 years. David Suchet paced up to the door of the house, glanced around, gave...
  • Comic-Con: Rob Thomas says he wants ‘Veronica Mars’ to be ‘a Bond franchise’

     
    The cast of “Veronica Mars” is still shooting the show's big-screen comeback, but writer Rob Thomas, Kristen Bell and the […]...