| 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...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 4:47 AM
English novelist Charles Dickens is one of the greatest authors of all time.
His classic ‘‘A Tale of Two Cities’’ begins with one of the most famous opening lines in history. ‘‘It was the best of times, it was the...
| 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...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Book Trader Café
1140 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 787-6147
It was the best of times, and nobody was going to let it be the worst of times.
In any case, it wasn't wurst: it was turkey, with homemade Russian dressing and savory slaw on seedless onion...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Shakespeare, Molière, musical romps, contemporary classics, comedies of all Jordi Galcerán's descriptions, cutting-edge new work — theater in Southern California is varied, plentiful and far-flung, from the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Each novelist requires circumstance — a situation to describe, from which a conflict arises — and the ivy-covered college hall or dormitory room provides such context readily. It would take research and, thereafter, expertise to write about...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:28 PM
The Southland Scribes is a group of dedicated writers who meet twice a month in Orland Park. We have 11 members, including a retired teacher, a retired nurse, a former journalist, an attorney, a dog trainer and a part-time actor/clown. More...
| 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.
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:28 PM
"Misfits" star Joseph Gilgun guest stars in this Saturday's episode of "Ripper Street" on BBC America.
The episode, "In My Protection," gives a nod to Charles Dickens classic "Oliver Twist," with Gilgun playing a Fagin-like character named Carmichael who...
| Jan 9, 2013
For once, Chicago has beaten New York in a competition that the Windy City had no desire to win. Chicago ended 2012 with more homicides than New York. No one cheers for that.
Chicago, with only a third of New York's population, ended 2012 with 506...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:55 AM
The Friends of the Library offers lovers of used books shelves and shelves of good quality books in the lower level of the Petoskey District Library.
Among the offerings are contemporary fiction, nonfiction, biography, travel, self help, art, cookbooks,...