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  • Step inside Edward Gorey's weird, beautiful world

    Step inside Edward Gorey's weird, beautiful world
    Poor Basil. He was assaulted by bears. And Kate? She was struck by an ax. Xerxes was devoured by mice, Victor was squashed by a train, and little Neville met what may be the most painful and terrible fate of all. He died of ennui. Demented and...
  • Dennis Farina in 'Authors Anonymous,' one of his final films

    Dennis Farina in 'Authors Anonymous,' one of his final films
    The 86th Academy Awards were presented on March 2, and if you were among the estimated 43.7 million people watching the event on television you heard Jared Leto give an emotional speech accepting his best supporting actor Oscar and listened to John...
  • World of SEALs revealed in photo exhibit

    World of SEALs revealed in photo exhibit
    Many years ago, when she was relatively new to the world of photography — to the world, actually, since she was only 7 years old — Stephanie Freid-Perenchio went on a family vacation to Yosemite National Park and, oh, let's let her tell the...
  • Music of Michael Miles, spirit of Pete Seeger

    Music of Michael Miles, spirit of Pete Seeger
    Michael Miles opened a thick envelope filled with sheets of paper and said, "Here, have a look at these." Near the top of the pile was a copy of a typewritten letter that he received in November 1988: "Only today I was able to get to listen to your tape...
  • Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend

    Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend
    When I think of General George Armstrong Custer, which admittedly I rarely do, I think Errol Flynn. Lou Gehrig? Why that would be Gary Cooper's face that comes to mind. Abe Lincoln? Daniel Day-Lewis. Mary Todd Lincoln? Sally Field. Malcolm X?...
  • Union League drafts exceptional artist in Theaster Gates

    Union League drafts exceptional artist in Theaster Gates
    The formal arrival of Theaster Gates took place on the final day of January in the large and art-filled main dining room on the second floor of the Union League Club, where he was honored as a Distinguished Artist. The club crowd was the largest in...
  • Author retracing Nelson Algren's old haunts

    Author retracing Nelson Algren's old haunts
    If you believe in ghosts — and you would not be alone: a Harris poll late in 2013 reported some 42 percent of Americans do believe in ghosts — it would have been a good idea a couple of weeks ago for the ghost of Nelson Algren to have...
  • A new picture emerging for Newcity

    A new picture emerging for Newcity
    "What's your favorite movie, Brian Hieggelke?" "'Citizen Kane,'" he said. "Oh, God," said his wife, Jan, standing nearby in the couple's book- and art- and sunlight-filled apartment in the Printers Row neighborhood in the South Loop. Brian had...
  • Irish, Japanese musicians 'forge a new path'

    Irish, Japanese musicians 'forge a new path'
    It is very difficult to say "Happy St. Patrick's Day" in Japanese. "There is no direct Japanese word for St. Patrick's Day," one scholarly Japanese friend tells me. "However, there are a number of written languages in Japanese, and one of these is...
  • Literary Saloon: Words that will never leave you

    Literary Saloon: Words that will never leave you
    Miles Harvey has written a book that will ever be on my Best Books I've Ever Read list, 2000's “The Island of Lost Maps.” Also on that list is Alex Kotlowitz's “There Are No Children Here,” published in 1991. -------------------...
  • Once there were giants

    Once there were giants
    Last Sunday, as you might remember since your brain is no longer frozen, was the nastiest of winter days. Still, a handful of people braved the snow and wind and cold and slick roads to make their way to the Museum of Science and Industry. "It's a...
  • From billions to zero: Story of pigeon extinction

    From billions to zero: Story of pigeon extinction
    Three pigeons were sharing what was left of a piece of pizza that was lying on the sidewalk on East 53rd Street near Woodlawn Avenue on Tuesday morning, between the hours we human beings usually eat breakfast and lunch. No one walking past or around the...