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Why we deserve better than "Fifty Shades of Grey"
Sep. 3, 2013
The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film could be a vast improvement upon its source material, but that hardly matters.
Could the Chicago-set 'Divergent' be the next 'Hunger Games?'
Aug. 29, 2013
The dystopian thriller "Divergent" is poised to become the next teen Hollywood blockbuster, but will it succeed?
Poet Rachel Jamison Webster and filmmaker Spencer Parsons read from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Aug. 14, 2013
In this week's installment of
poetry series, Poet Rachel Jamison Webster and filmmaker Spencer Parsons read from the monster's narrative in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein."
Chicago performers bring 'Negro Motorist Green Book' to life
Aug. 13, 2013
Local artists use a resource for black travelers during the Great Migration to create a performance and updated look at roadblocks faced by minorities.
Chicago Con veers from comics
Aug. 9, 2013
The convention is focusing less on comics, and more on pop culture in general. Some disagree with the change.
Mystery writer Barbara Mertz dies at 85
Aug. 8, 2013
The best-selling mystery writer from Illinois who wrote dozens of novels under two pen names has died.
11 inspiring Chicago women you should know
Aug. 7, 2013
A shortlist of extraordinary women who are making a difference in the Chicago area and beyond.
Libraries beyond the books
Jul. 24, 2013
From the outdoorsy to the artsy, here’s the most surprising stuff you can check out in area libraries. Return this story in three weeks, please!
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