| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Like the 22 books that preceded it, Markus Zusak's “The Book Thief” was chosen for the Chicago Public Library's One Book, One Chicago fall selection based on its literary merit and universal themes that would appeal to the widest range of...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 2:09 PM
Shaun Williams knew it was coming, but he still got sticker shock from his grocery bill in the days after son Ishaq arrived home from Notre Dame for what was supposed to be a brief three-week break in May.
"I definitely had to adjust my shopping," said...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 9:30 AM
"It is a great advantage to a president, and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man."
-- Calvin Coolidge
WASHINGTON -- Energetic in body but indolent in mind, Barack Obama in his frenetic campaigning for a...
| May 18, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
| May 23, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Brad Oscar ( Broadway’s “The Producers”) will be Tevye and Joanna Glushak (Broadway's "Sweet Smell of Success," tour of "Young Frankenstein") will be Golde in “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Barrington Stage Company’s main...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 8:13 AM
NEW YORK — Seeing as he grew up in the county of Surrey in southeast England and was called one of Britain's rising stage actors at an early age, you might expect that Andrew Garfield has Sir Laurence Olivier as one of his role models.
| Jun 5, 2012
| 12:10 PM
I remember this time last year when it came time to review the theater season in Connecticut. I felt pretty discouraged. Sure there was plenty of fine work but few shows really knocked my critical socks off with the kind of productions that you...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"Charm ... If you have it, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have." -- J.M. Barrie.
WELL. New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has plenty of "else" to fall back on -- his career, his money, an...
| Feb 17, 2013
Mikhail Baryshnikov remembers studying a short story by Anton Chekhov, "Man in a Case," which was required reading in Russia when he was 14.
"I feel deeply personal towards this piece," says the actor-dancer-arts entrepreneur in his sleek modern...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 5:19 PM
There's no specific quality that makes one destination more romantic than others. While some travelers want access to luxuries and fine dining, others search for a beautiful sunset in a rustic environment. The important thing is being with the right...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 4:33 PM
John Malkovich will give the annual message for World Theatre Day in Paris at a March 22 kickoff gala of events leading up to the 50th annual celebration on March 27. Here's the text he'll deliver....
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Ok, “Smash,” we get it. Marilyn Monroe was a sultry slinky sex kitten who was eaten alive by her own deep insecurities, and Ivy Lynn and Karen are asking themselves "What would Marilyn do?" in the 5 episode recap of "Smash."...