Entertainment Stories from August 13, 2022
3D 'Little Engine That Could' highlights chalk art festivalAug 13, 2022 2:42 PM - A striking 3D chalk and tempera-paint rendition from the Golden Books classic "The Little Engine that Could" was the highlight of the Draw Des Plaines Chalk Fest in front of the Des Plaines Public Library Saturday.
'South Park' enjoys a silver anniversary of satireAug 13, 2022 8:30 AM - Reaching the age of 25 is usually a sign of hitting adulthood, a signal to put away all childish things. Not for "South Park" and stars Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman. The Comedy Central staple about four bratty, perpetually bundled-up youngsters in an unhinged Colorado cartoon town celebrated its silver anniversary by trundling along, fueled by poo jokes and razor-sharp social satire.
Book review: Fake pregnancy transforms lonely salarywoman's lifeAug 13, 2022 7:20 AM - Shibata-san is tired of cleaning up after the men at her office, so she improvises an astonishing lie: "I'm pregnant." So begins Emi Yagi's debut novel, "Diary of a Void," a bleak, acerbic, melancholy story of a woman who fakes a pregnancy to fight back against a workplace culture that expects women to tidy up and do all the menial chores around the office.
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