| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:52 AM
If you’re not a subscriber to Hartford Stage and you want those tickets for the world premiere of the show featuring Mikhail Baryshikov — or tickets to other shows that will be part of the 2012-13 season — here’s your chance....
| Sep 14, 2012
| 1:01 PM
A new edition of Michael Harrington's "The Other America: Poverty in the United States," an eloquent appeal to the American conscience, has been published on the occasion of the book's 50th anniversary.
"The Other America" is a masterpiece, a powerful...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 5:37 PM
Charles Dickens once said, "What greater gift than the love of a cat."
Barbara Oliphant would agree. Her cat Wollie just walked for three days to get home to her. Barbara and Wallie met last summer. She felt sorry for it because it was thin and not...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Need a brain escape after election day?
Award-winning British stage and screen actress Miriam Margolyes will perform her celebrated production of “Dickens’ Women,” where she portrays 23 of the author’s best-loved characters, on...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:16 PM
And so the Christopher Nolan rendition of Batman — started in “Batman Begins” (2005) and continued in “The Dark Knight” (2008) — comes to an end, in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
It stands proudly alongside...
| Oct 28, 2012
The 28 years of horse racing's traveling carnival, also known as the Breeders' Cup, have been a tale of more than two cities; 10, actually, if you count Los Angeles and New York twice each for their separate participating tracks.
The history of this...
| Oct 29, 2012
The Western Maryland Hospital Center Auxiliary will host a fall fest Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the hospital center’s auditorium.
There will be many vendors, including Longaberger, Miche, Origami Owl, Tastefully Simple and Journey to...
| May 11, 2012
Thanks to the indefatigable Ann Murray, Chicago enjoys a weekly gift of classical music under the world's largest Tiffany glass dome.
And Al Booth's dream lives on.
Those Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are the brainchild of the late, legendary Elias...
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:17 PM
LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose.
Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum.
The museum never happened.
| Jul 30, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof — Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman star in this 1958 adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. at Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad St.
Fat City — Stacy Keach and Jeff Bridges star in this 1972...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:56 PM
"Kaffir Boy" by Mark Mathabane was the book that impacted me the most.
— Denise Hill, Chicago
"Advise and Consent" by Allen Drury and "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell.
—Nikki Rosati, Franksville, Wis.
"A Clockwork Orange," by...