| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:47 AM
"Poets die adolescents," Robert Lowell wrote, and it's supposed to be romantic. Personally I think it sounds like hell. Just imagine: never growing out of your teenage rawness to the world, your pathological vulnerability to insults and beauty, your...
| Jul 4, 2014
Who I am
Anna Heinemann from Oak Park.
"Shiver" by Maggie Stiefvater, "Graceling" by Kristin Cashore, "Cinder" by Marissa Meyer and "Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal,...
| Jul 24, 2014
Our club: Founded in 2008, the Windy City Wine and Book Club is a group of 18 fun-loving, passionate, career-oriented and diverse women.
How we got started: Our founding member, Anne Uible, decided to start the club shortly after graduating from the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:12 AM
About a month ago I quit Amazon cold turkey, and I feel great.
I have bought nothing from Amazon since May 16. Not a book, not a DVD, not an MP3. After years of purchasing pop culture from the mega e-retailer at an embarrassing pace — even as I...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Ever since the lineup of the Cannes Film Festival was announced last month, gossip sites have been salivating over an unlikely scenario: a red carpet run-in between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. The "Twilight" co-stars and former off-screen couple...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Fickle Fish Films, the production banner operated by "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer, has optioned the movie rights to Mindy McGinnis' debut novel "Not a Drop to Drink."
The survival story, which was published last year, is set in a world where fresh...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:30 AM
What kid (or even a parent or grandparent) wouldn't want to attend gladiator school, learn how to make gelato and craft their own Carnival mask?
All these activities and more are part of an 11-day family adventure, designed for children ages 8 and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"Travel is one of the best ways of knowing that we're all one as human beings on this planet," says actress Frances Fisher. "I grew up traveling. When I had my baby (Francesca Eastwood), it seemed natural to take her everywhere with me. She loved it!"...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 6:00 PM
NEW YORK — Matthew Bourne was standing in the bedroom of Tchaikovsky's home outside Moscow two years ago when he decided it was finally time to tackle "Sleeping Beauty."
"It had a single bed and a very ordinary wooden table, looking out the window...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:55 PM
"Insurgent," the sequel to the upcoming dystopian action-adventure movie "Divergent," now has a director: Robert Schwentke will helm the second installment of the film series starring Shailene Woodley and based on the bestselling young-adult book...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Teen sci-fi should rule the box office this weekend, with the highly anticipated "Divergent" poised for a strong launch of a new franchise.
"Divergent," from Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment, could generate $55 million or more in ticket sales from...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:22 AM
“Divergent” stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James ziplined — yes, actually ziplined — onto “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday night to debut the […]...