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Critics say these are the best books translated into English from foreign languages this year

Through fiction, British boarding schools and American gym classes have been exported around the world. But what about stories from rural Poland, or the Norwegian coast, or Chinese mega-cities? For readers interested in books from beyond the English language, the prestigious Man Booker …

Just in time for Halloween: An ingenious twist on an old-school ghost story

Jeffrey Hatcher's spooky adaptation of Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw" creeps its way into Actors Co-op's Crossley Theatre just in time for Halloween.<p>In ghost stories, isolation, both physical and psychological, is typically key. In "Screw," the story revolves around a nameless Governess hired …

Roger Ebert Remembered in Chicago By Family and Friends

Friends, family, fans and colleagues gathered at the Chicago Theatre last night to pay tribute to the late film critic Roger Ebert, in a memorial …

Bill Clinton, Then and Now: The Esquire Interview

In a sprawling discussion of his past and our common future, the former president compares his administration's early years with Obama's and talks about what he believes — in health care and next year's midterms — is about to happen<p><b>In his most extensive interview</b> since Barack Obama took office, …

John Goodman: The ESQ&A

The actor talks about Argo, the Coen Brothers, New Orleans, and never quite getting it right<p><i>Published in the October 2012 issue</i><p>Late lunch at Palm Too restaurant, midtown Manhattan.<p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> The mayor made them put the calories on the menu.<p><b>JOHN GOODMAN:</b> Somehow it doesn't faze me. But let me get a …

Ricky Gervais: The ESQ+A

The comedian talks about Churchill, Caligula, Gandhi, being invited back to the Globes, and why he'll never host the Oscars. And honesty.<p><i>Lunch at the executive dining room in the HBO building, New York City.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> You look fabulous. If you turn sideways, I don't know if I can even see</b> …

John C. Reilly: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about Carnage and We Need to Talk About Kevin and his unique mug and keeping a low profile anyway. Also: where to get a good hat in Chicago.<p><i>Published in the December 2011 issue</i><p><i>Lunch at the restaurant at the Bowery Hotel in downtown New York.</i><p><b>JOHN C. REILLY [Walking in a little late]:</b> …

Bill Murray: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about inaccessibility and freedom, commitment and fatherhood. And Wes Anderson. And citrus fruit.<p><i>Published in the June/July 2012 issue</i><p><i>Friday, early evening in the basement of Murray's house in Charleston, South Carolina. Raab got into town around noon.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> Your name came up …