| Sep 15, 2013
Like many people in the publishing world, Amy Grace Loyd always wanted to be a writer. But unlike most of her colleagues, Loyd has managed to make her ultimate goal — publishing her own fiction, rather than someone else’s — a reality....
| Oct 18, 2013
1. "Doctor Sleep" by Stephen King (Scribner, $30). King's long-awaited sequel to "The Shining." Last week: 1
2. "The Longest Ride" by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central, $27). The lives of two seemingly unconnected couples converge. Last...
| Nov 15, 2013
When is enough enough?
When will the bookshelves finally buckle and break under the weight of books about John Fitzgerald Kennedy, this country's 35th president?
There have been, by various estimates, more than 40,000 books written about him and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Thanks to the popularity of his "Goosebumps" novels, R.L. Stine, 69, is referred to by many fans as the Stephen King of children's books. He says that when he does book tours, he often meets people who said his books "traumatized" them when they were...
| Oct 20, 2013
Earlier this month the pre-Halloween episode of “The Simpsons” opened with an elaborate three-minute segment directed by Guillermo del Toro, in which Bart joyfully skateboards up the tentacle of a gruesome, towering creature, its eight eyes...
| Sep 22, 2013
On the weekends in the early ‘80s, my dad would often take me and my sister to Trumbull Inn, a bar in Colorado’s South Platte River basin where he drank beer and played horseshoes (I know it seems strange to urban sensibilities that parents...
| Nov 3, 2013
Confession time, fellow readers, fellow bibliophiles, fellow bookaholics. Over the last month or so I've been reading my favorite book-centric publication (you're reading it) and holding back a rising tide of panic.
| Oct 20, 2013
Days are shorter, shadows longer: Halloween approaches. We're dedicating this issue of Printers Row Journal to all sorts of tricks and treats — monsters and murder, witches and spies. Since a remake of Stephen King's “Carrie” opened in...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:58 AM
CBS Corp. has expanded its licensing arrangement with Amazon.com, ensuring that classic shows from the CBS library will be available to Amazon's Prime Instant Video service subscribers.
The new deal, announced Wednesday, extends the licensing period for...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:49 AM
“Carrie,” one of Broadway's most infamous flops, is making its first appearance in Chicago. The campy musical, recently revived off-Broadway where it flopped again, will be the summer production of Bailiwick Chicago at the Richard Christiansen...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:16 AM
The 30th annual Miami Book Fair International — which brought cultural cachet to South Florida long before the Art Baselers came to town in their skinny jeans and funny glasses (funny jeans and skinny glasses?) — opens its arms in that way...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 9:23 AM
"Carrie" was unable to spook the unflappable "Gravity" at the box office this weekend, as the hit 3-D space drama easily claimed No. 1 for the third week in a row.
Heading into the weekend, industry projections indicated the two films would be in a...