| May 21, 2011
Time somehow moves more slowly in Key West.
It all starts with the final approach.
Heading south from the congested traffic and urban sprawl of Miami, the speed limit is a leisurely 45 mph on U.S. Highway 1 from Florida City, where mainland Florida...
| Feb 5, 2012
Berlin: Put Berlin next to Paris and you have both sides of the coin: romance, which occasionally appeals, and eros, which never fails. "Berlin is sexy," said the German capital's openly gay Mayor Klaus Wowereit, and it's been that way since the...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Our book club has only three members. We work at the same company, which allows for ongoing discussion of the book as we read. We've been together for almost four years and are on our 38th book.
Sometimes our book selection inspires field trips....
| Oct 25, 2010
| 5:36 PM
"Muriel Spark: The Biography"
By Martin Stannard
W.W. Norton. 656 pages. $35
By nearly any measure Muriel Spark was a major 20th-century writer -- of longer fiction (twenty two novels); short fiction (sixty+ stories, published and republished in six...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town.
| Nov 4, 2011
| 10:18 AM
Most arts organizations have carefully worded mission statements, filled with arty buzzwords and forged by groups. Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater's mission statement was written by one woman and just gets right down to it: "to eradicate racism."
| Sep 29, 2011
Veterans of the mating wars will recognize the scene, from one agonizing side or another. There has been a single date — an awkward date that began with the tactless suggestion that the woman's dress resembled a birthday cake — but it...
| Apr 23, 2012
"Me and the DuBois have different notions," says Blair Underwood's uncommonly desirable Stanley in director Emily Mann's accessible, enjoyable and — on occasion — revealing new Broadway production of Tennessee Williams'"A Streetcar Named...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the lineup for its Next Up festival in June. Presented in rotating repertory June 5-24 in The Steppenwolf Garage will be:
- “Life and Limb” by Keith Reddin, directed by Emily Campbell. Jurgen Hooper...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:48 AM
Director David Cromer's production of Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" at the Goodman Theatre next season has its star: Diane Lane.
She’ll play opposite Finn Wittrock as the drifter Chance Wayne, recently on Broadway in ”Death of a...
| May 1, 2011
A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
| Apr 29, 2011
It may be hard for those who grew up watching "Will & Grace" to imagine the shock and excitement when Mart Crowley's "The Boys in the Band" caught fire off-Broadway in 1968, becoming one of the most discussed, derided and defended dramas of its era.