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  • Shedding light on the man behind the books

    Shedding light on the man behind the books
    Step back, Scrooge. There's another Dickens hit in town — but only for a few days. Step lively if you want to snag a ducat before it departs. "Dickens' Women," first performed by star and co-creator Miriam Margolyes in 1989, closes out a...
  • Apple announces its best e-books of the year selections

    Apple announces its best e-books of the year selections
    Apple announced its best e-books of the year Thursday. The company has come up with a best-of list at years' end since the launch of the iBookstore in 2010. This year marks the debut of the interactive category "Best Multi-Touch Book," specifically...
  • The story of gin: A spirited interview

    The story of gin: A spirited interview
    As we roll into the final holiday parties of the year, spirits are high -- and flowing. “The Book of Gin” by Richard Barnett traces the history of gin, which was once believed to prevent plague, ease the pains of childbirth and treat a lack of...
  • Singing aside, Light Opera Works' 'Oliver' is wanting

    Singing aside, Light Opera Works' 'Oliver' is wanting
    It's tough to go wrong with “Oliver” at the holidays. You've got tousle-haired urchins, pathos, Fagin, melodrama and power ballads — orchestrated with a whiff of the sounds of Dusty Springfield's Swingin' London — and a...
  • Lifeline announces new season

    Lifeline Theatre, a venerable Off-Loop theater on Chicago's North Side, has announced its 2013-14 season. Mainstage productions slated include (in the fall) Karen Tarjan's adaptation of the novel "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara; a new adaptation...
  • Westminster Dog Show champion Banana Joe takes Broadway

    Westminster Dog Show champion Banana Joe takes Broadway
    Banana Joe, the lovable affenpinscher who won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, has chosen Broadway for a victory lap.  The pooch was scheduled to make a cameo appearance Wednesday evening in the Broadway...
  • Under a literary spell

    Under a literary spell
    As Lucy Kobbs turned the final page of the seventh and last book in the "Harry Potter" series, she took a pencil to the wall beside her bed and memorialized the end of an era: 7/22/07, 3:20 a.m. "It's one of those books that will stick with me for life,"...
  • A case for reading out loud to (older) children

     
    I still read out loud to my son. He is in fifth grade and an avid reader. He plows through books and is currently devouring "The Hobbit" which he calls "addicting." But he still likes it when I read out loud to him before bed. I've always read to him. I...
  • O.C. shooting: Violent death of aspiring actress remains mystery

     
    Since her days as a high school free spirit, Courtney Aoki developed a tougher exterior, with a heavy-metal edge. Tattoos began covering her body, including one of a black widow on her chest with the number 13. Her Facebook page......
  • O.C. shooting: The stage 'was her home,' instructor says of victim

     
    Courtney Aoki envisioned herself as an actress when she participated in a summer stock program at the Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. It was a program designed to help propel at-risk teens into a world of acting and to......
  • O.C. shootings: Friends, former teacher shocked at woman's death

     
    When shooting victims Courtney Aoki was a freshman at Renaissance High School for the Arts in Long Beach, she had an appreciation for literature that was rare for a teenager, said J.C. Marquez, her English teacher....
  • Review: Ruth Rendell's thought-provoking 'The St. Zita Society'

    Review: Ruth Rendell's thought-provoking 'The St. Zita Society'
    -------------------- The St. Zita Society A Novel Ruth Rendell Scribner: 272 pp., $26 -------------------- If you're unfamiliar with Ruth Rendell, if you've somehow managed to miss her 60 or so books, if you've never experienced the frisson...