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It's the most frightening time of the year: Halloween is upon us again. Whether you dress up for a night on the town or turn out the lights to avoid trick-or-treaters, the Book Bag has you covered. Scaring up a good read will be the least of your worries....
Tags: Jorge Luis Borges, Erica Jong, Hypothermia, Halloween
The feeling has become familiar, walking down aisles marked with signs: "Up to 40 percent off." "Store Closing. Everything Must Go." Consider some of the recent closures in the Baltimore area: Circuit City. CompUSA. Linens 'n Things. A.C. Moore Arts &...
Tribune Movie ReporterIf everything goes right for Hollywood over the next four months, you'll be running from multiplex to multiplex thinking, "Ah, finally, an overload of great movies!" Such a scenario has yet to play out, ever, yet you may find yourself scrambling just the...
Special to SunSpotThere are certain staples of college literature classes. Profound novels by Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Dickens and other titans of British and American literature, for example. Books that provide a perspective on class and racial...
Sun Staff++++++++++++++++++++ || ||   || || Celebration: Will Englund gets a hug from wife Kathy Lally after learning that he and Gary Cohn (right) won a 1998 Pulitzer Prize. Their editor was Rebecca Corbett (center). (photo by Larry C. Price : Sun Staff) --...
Hartford CourantSad news about the death of Nora Ephron at 71. Here's my interview with her in 1992 on her directing debut, "This Is My Life." BY FRANK RIZZO Nora Ephron is after those flashes of truth in movies, when suddenly there's a shock of recognition and...
Jacket CopyA new book festival will launch this summer in a hard-to-reach but beautiful part of Washington state....
Our story Our book club started meeting 48 years ago and we've been discussing books ever since. The original members were young, married women who'd just had their first children and wanted to stay intellectually active. Over the course of almost five...
Tags: Tom Stoppard, Isabel Allende
Jacket CopyThe lineup for the 2012 National Book Festival in Washington DC has been announced....
"Does she or doesn't she?" — the innuendo-filled catchphrase for Clairol from 1956 easily could have been conceived by "Mad Men's" Don Draper. It was not, of course, but rather was penned by one of the few female copywriters of her day. Jane Maas,...
Tags: Music, Patricia Neal, Book, World War II (1939-1945), Concerts
Special to Tribune newspapersIt takes a certain kind of genius to create a century full of characters — including an unforgettable Thomas Cromwell and an impetuous Henry VIII — and give each a distinctive voice and a fully formed personality. Simon Slater more than...
Tags: Hope Davis
There is a hierarchy of personal catastrophe, an informal but definitive ranking of all the terrible things that can happen, moving through categories that might be labeled "Worst Thing" to "Next-Worst Thing" to "Next-to-Next Worst Thing" and on down...
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