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  • Review: 'The Last Days of California' by Mary Miller

    Review: 'The Last Days of California' by Mary Miller
    Some family road trips wind toward campsites or amusement parks or Grandma's house, but in Mary Miller's debut novel, "The Last Days of California," the Metcalfs — Mom, Dad, 15-year-old Jess (our narrator) and 17-year-old Elise — are en...
  • Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase

    Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase
    For most viewers, Olympic figure skating can be a subjective and murky sport, the difference between medals and also-ran status found in small gradations not visible to the naked eye. But in Wednesday night’s prime-time short skate from Sochi,...
  • 'That Awkward Moment' Wins Over Social Media on Super Bowl Weekend

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and redict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
  • 'House of Cards' Searches on Google Turn Up Pirate Links as Top Results

    Netflix's "House of Cards" season 2 has already been pilfered by Internet pirates -- and Google searches for the buzzy political thriller currently surface links to illicit streaming websites, before a link to Netflix's own website. In a Google search...
  • Obama's mortifying embrace of checkbook diplomacy

    How stupid can you be and still be a U.S. ambassador? I went to Wikipedia to find out. I looked up George Tsunis, President Barack Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Norway, who embarrassed himself at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign...
  • Internet Facts? No Wonder Kids Are Cynics

    Internet Facts? No Wonder Kids Are Cynics
    Maya Angelou may have said "there is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic," but in today's world, it is difficult to grow up as anything otherwise. At school, we learn about ecosystems and the fragile interaction of species; how the greenhouse effect...
  • I Think I Can, I Think I Can!

    I Think I Can, I Think I Can!
    I knew from the start when I had this idea that I’d use the classic Little Golden Book cover of “The Little Engine That Could.” I went online for reference and was surprised to read about the book's complex history and see how many cover...
  • Industry Coalition Rebrands As CreativeFuture to Mobilize Against Online Piracy

    The industry coalition Creative America, set up by studios and guilds to combat piracy, is renaming itself CreativeFuture following the hire of Ruth Vitale as its executive director. The org will highlight the value of creative content as well as the...
  • Congress in middle of Hollywood copyright clash with Silicon Valley

    Congress in middle of Hollywood copyright clash with Silicon Valley
    WASHINGTON — The fight began as a lawsuit between two bloggers over a rude hand gesture, but when lawyers representing two of California's signature industries showed up in federal court in Boston, it became part of a growing battle between...
  • Without Preckwinkle, anti-Rahm forces have bubkes*

     
    Laura Washington writes today that liberals opposed to Mayor Rahm Emanuel have been talking big about Emanuel's vulnerability in his bid for re-election next year, but-- So far, it’s hakn a tshaynik — Yiddish, Wikipedia says, meaning, “...
  • South Plantation High's production of Grimm's Fairy Tales a memorable and enchanting experience

    Do you remember the feeling of wonder and awe surrounding fairy tales when you were a kid? The mystifying magics, dreadful dungeons, and forbidden forests that characterized your nostalgic fantasies were also what made South Plantation High’s...
  • NATO Three Stooges?

     
    Church, Chase & Betterly I haven't found time yet to attend any of the 'NATO 3' trial in Cook County Criminal Court, but from what I've read it really looks as though these mopey wanna-bes were too baked and aimless......