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  • Vampire literature

    Vampire literature
    Sink your teeth into this lit Vampire folklore dates back 3,000 years, with the oldest myths coming out of Mesopotamia, though cultures from ancient Egypt to China had stories of creatures...
  • 'Life of Death' manages a resuscitation

    'Life of Death' manages a resuscitation
    It's not the ghosties and ghoulies and things that go bump in the night that make Halloween terrifying. Rather, it's coming face-to-face with our own mortality. Two current productions, adapted from beloved horror writers, take aim at the thin veil...
  • Why you should read genre books

    Why you should read genre books
    I'm usually reading four or five books at a time. At the moment, I'm in the middle of Husain Haddawy's enchanting translation of “The Arabian Nights” (forget Cervantes and Sterne — this is where postmodernism begins); Jean-Luc Marion's...
  • A woman becomes a battlefield nurse

    "The Walnut Tree" by Charles Todd, William Morrow, 256 pages, $16.99..   July 1914, France. Lady Elspeth Douglas lives in England. She is visiting Madeleine Villard, a former classmate who lives in Paris. Elspeth has always had a crush on Madeleine's...
  • For the record

    Book ban: An Oct. 28 editorial on a high school library's ban on Stephen King's "Different Seasons" mentioned that two of the stories in it had been made into movies: "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Stand by Me." A third story, "Apt Pupil," was also...
  • Marvel Announces Landmark Wedding in Astonishing X-Men!

    Marvel Announces Landmark Wedding in Astonishing X-Men!
    After I read the following press release from Marvel Entertainment, the first thing that came to mind was "it's about time!" Read it and then catch up with me at the bottom of the post: Save The Date—Marvel Announces Landmark X-Men Marriage...
  • Q&A: Irvine Welsh

    Q&A: Irvine Welsh
    Saturday at the Windy City Story Slam’s fourth All-City Championships, six finalists—who emerged victorious from a lineup of a dozen top local storytellers at last week’s kick-ass semifinals competition—take the stage to see who...
  • Novelist James Patterson preaches the power of kids' books

     Novelist James Patterson preaches the power of kids' books
    James Patterson has written so many books, he's lost track of the exact number. Ask him how many novels he's penned for 2012 alone and he shrugs, then guesses: "Twelve or 13?" Often derided as a "factory" for being so prolific, Patterson has written more...
  • Richard Dawson, ''Family Feud'' Host, Dies At 79

    Richard Dawson, ''Family Feud'' Host, Dies At 79
    (Reuters) - Richard Dawson, an actor and TV host best known for his work on the game show "Family Feud" and sitcom "Hogan's Heroes," has died from complications of esophageal cancer. He was 79. The British-born actor died on Saturday atRonald Reagan...
  • Unconventional

    Unconventional
    A nation of predominantly couch-bound television watchers got some bad news tonight, as President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination and delivered the following line: "America's not about what can be done for us, it's about what can be done by...
  • Motion picture academy invites 176 new members

    Motion picture academy invites 176 new members
    This post has been updated, as indicated below. The  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 176 new members into the organization on Friday, including Octavia Spencer, Terrence Malick, Matthew McConaughey, Kristen Wiig, Kerry Washington,...
  • Versatile comic Jim Gaffigan adds 'author' to his resume

    Versatile comic Jim Gaffigan adds 'author' to his resume
    When Jim Gaffigan plays the Chicago Theatre this weekend, it will be a homecoming of sorts for the Northwest Indiana native. His comedy makes no effort to hide his love for the simple things of Midwestern life. He talks openly about his love of food and...