| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Nathan Rabin is the head writer for The A.V. Club. His books include “The Big Rewind” and “My Year of Flops.” He also collaborated on “Weird Al: The Book.” He has written for the Wall Street Journal,...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Since her first novel, "Durable Goods" (1993), Chicago author Elizabeth Berg has carved out a place as one of America's most beloved chroniclers of female friendship. Best known for the best-selling "Open House," an Oprah's Book Club selection in 2000,...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Whether you're a hard-core gardener or simply have a curiosity about plants, two new titles from London-based Reaktion Books are sure to command your attention.
"Oak" by Peter Young and "Geranium" by Kasia Boddy are the first two titles in Reaktion's...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — It's easy to imagine that "Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes," a vast, dense and beautifully installed new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, began as a kind of parlor game. You can almost picture the curators, Jean-Louis...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:31 AM
Architectural treasures don't generally come to mind when you think of Fort Lauderdale.
MOD Weekend 2013 aims to change that.
Exquisite examples of the city's midcentury modern design come into sharp focus at events in North Beach Village on...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 8:02 AM
It's heartening to see area college and university music programs taking up the slack with respect to significant recent American operas Chicago's professional opera companies have ignored.
A little more than a week ago, student singers and orchestra...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:42 AM
LOTE began 20 years ago as an offshoot of parenting classes held at the elementary school. Now those fourth graders are all 30+ years old, and we still all live within walking distance of one another.
"Ladies of the Evening" was coined when we all had...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Today's Birthday (06/08/13). Mars and the New Moon in your sign auspiciously launch your new year. Energy and confidence increase. Profitable opportunities abound into 2014. With care, your nest egg grows. Balance with playtime outdoors. As Frank Lloyd...
| Jun 1, 2013
A few of my friends are trying to be optimistic about it, but there's no doubt that hotter summer weather is just around the corner.
If you're not tubing along the peaceful Ichetucknee River near Gainesville or lounging in a swimming pool, then it's...
| May 25, 2013
| 11:29 AM
"Who's got a gag for me today?"
Early on in "CO-MIX: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics and Scraps." Art Spiegelman's upcoming career-spanner that's due out in September, we see a drawing of a much younger Spiegelman saying this to four tiny characters...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:51 AM
For set designer Alexander Dodge, it often starts with an image.
In the case of the visual inspiration of Hartford Stage's production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," it was the suggestion of a garden maze by director Darko Tresnjak. The result is...
| May 19, 2013
| 6:37 AM
Photographers, it's time to take your best shots for Orlando's annual Historic Preservation Board calendar.
The board has produced this generously sized, black-and-white beauty since 1991 to raise awareness about Orlando's historic resources — our...