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  • Advocate Interview: Composer Arthur Hernandez

    Advocate Interview: Composer Arthur Hernandez
    New music lovers: If you’re free Thursday afternoon, head up to the 11th floor of Hartford’s G. Fox Building, where composer Arthur Hernandez will premiere his Four Passages Approaching Eternity for string orchestra, piano, celesta, and...
  • New York City's spots for book lovers

    New York City's spots for book lovers
    On the third floor of a big, gray building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, silver-haired docent Julie Chelminski recently stepped up to the middle of a hushed room and faced 15 spellbound tourists. "On the walls of this room there were 9,000 drawers,"...
  • It's A Gray Area: Take in a bit of history with your theater

    Do you want to treat yourself to great theater for a truly modest price? Get tickets for the upcoming production of "The Hiding Place," based upon Tim Gregory's original adaptation of the autobiography by Corrie ten Boom. The show will be performed at...
  • Ruth Lilly dies at 94; Eli Lilly & Co. heiress

    Ruth Lilly, a prolific philanthropist who was the last surviving great-grandchild of pharmaceutical magnate Eli Lilly, has died at age 94. A family spokesman said Lilly died Wednesday in Indianapolis. Over the course of her life, the Indianapolis native...
  • 'Curiosities of Literature: A Feast for Book Lovers'; 'Close Calls With Nonsense: Reading New Poetry'; 'The Whole Five Feet: What the Great Books Taught Me About Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everything Else'

    'Curiosities of Literature: A Feast for Book Lovers'; 'Close Calls With Nonsense: Reading New Poetry'; 'The Whole Five Feet: What the Great Books Taught Me About Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everything Else'
    Curiosities of Literature A Feast for Book Lovers John Sutherland Herman Graf/Skyhorse Publishing: 288 pp., $22.95 This totally silly literary miscellany is "loosely inspired" by Isaac D'Israeli's 1791 bestseller "The Curiosities of Literature." It is...
  • Patti Smith's memoir of a rock-poet

    Patti Smith's memoir of a rock-poet
    Nostalgia is never more suspect than when the person romantically harking back is too young to have experienced the era firsthand. But reading Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids," a tender recollection of her coming of age as a singer-songwriter alongside...
  • Paperback Writers: What made Dylan roar?

    Paperback Writers: What made Dylan roar?
    The Welsh poet Dylan Thomas died in New York on Nov. 9, 1953, at age 39. Already a celebrity, Thomas was turned into a legend. Did he die as a result of 18 double whiskies drunk neat in the White Horse Tavern? Or was the cause half a grain of morphine...
  • A crucial chapter for the storied Chelsea Hotel

    The Chelsea Hotel had a beleaguered look. A tenant had draped several banners across the legendary establishment's red brick facade: "Stanley Bard is my hero," one banner proclaimed. The signs referred to the hotel's part-owner and longtime manager who...
  • Calendar: events for March 2008

    ARIZONA Sedona International Film Festival & Workshop This central Arizona fest, now in its 14th year, has a roster of 130 films and includes appearances by Helen Hunt, who makes her directorial debut with "Then She Found Me"; actor Diane Ladd; director...
  • Clinton campaign's dying light

    'Do not go gentle into that good night. ... Rage, rage against the dying of the light." When Dylan Thomas wrote those lines in 1951, he did not intend them as political advice. But if he were alive today, he'd surely admire Hillary Clinton's...
  • Blagojevich's dead Brit poet tour

     
    by Frank James So which dead British poet will Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich turn to next? At his press conference today following his impeachment, the first ever of an Illinois governor, it was Alfred Lord Tennyson's "Ulysses:" "That which......
  • The year rap got drunk: 2009's best hip-hop songs about booze

     
    The last 12 months are likely to be remembered for their eclectic cultural sweep -- as the year Tiger Woods was sucked into a vortex of groupie hell, Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme came tumbling down and “The Real Housewives of......