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  • What's new in London since the last big royal wedding

    What's new in London since the last big royal wedding
    So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why. Here's one reason: They defy time. Start with just the...
  • PASSINGS: Frank Potenza, John Howard Davies, Jack Layton

    Frank Potenza Jimmy Kimmel's uncle and comic foil Frank Potenza, 77, a former New York City police officer who turned to comedy as "Uncle Frank" on his nephew Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talk show, died Tuesday. In a statement, ABC's"Jimmy Kimmel Live!"...
  • Ridgewood Book Club

    Ridgewood Book Club
    The Ridgewood Book Club has been meeting since 1968. The club is named for the subdivision in Western Springs where most of us still live. Our book club reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction. One of our members asks annually to have "Great...
  • 'American Idol' finale: Fans react to Phillip Phillips' triumph

     
    Phillip Phillips is the new winner of "American Idol." But most people online just want to make jokes about the "American Idol" winner's name and his "white guy with a guitar" status....
  • 'Star Trek' actor, 50th anniversary of iconic group, country stars coming to State Theatre

     
    "Star Trek" star William Shatner, the 50th anniversary of Peter, Paul and Mary, country duo Montgomery Gentry, Bill Cosby and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes are among the highlights of the State Theatre's new 50-performance season. The 2012-'...
  • Armando Iannucci talks political satire and new HBO series 'Veep'

     
    In the middle of a publicity blitz for “Veep,” the new HBO comedy series premiering Sunday that stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a frustrated vice president, Armando Iannucci is holed up at the Trump International Hotel on Columbus Circle in...
  • Book review: 'The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens'

    Book review: 'The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens'
    The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens Edited by Jenny Hartley Oxford University Press: 458 pp., $34.95 This is the bicentennial year of Charles Dickens' birth. We need no reminder of his eminence as novelist, but there are celebrations of his other...
  • Book review: 'The Passages of H.M.'

    Book review: 'The Passages of H.M.'
    The Passages of H.M. A Novel of Herman Melville Jay Parini Doubleday: 454 pp., $26.95 "The time for me hasn't come yet: Some men are born posthumously," Nietzsche wrote in "Ecce Homo." It's a statement that might have provided comfort to Herman...
  • Review: 'Devine Intervention' shows there's life in afterlife

    Review: 'Devine Intervention' shows there's life in afterlife
    In Martha Brockenbrough's heaven, old people show too much leg playing leap frog, and the church choir covers classic rock. Clearly, Brockenbrough is not a follower of the New Testament. That's good news for heathen readers who will delight in the...
  • The holidays: time to sparkle

    The holidays: time to sparkle
    This time of year the outpouring of flash and sparkle is unavoidable; basic black velvet and silk, inevitable. We are encouraged to dress up with silver in the form of bugle beads or bangles that flash at the wrist. And gold? Don't get us started with the...
  • A new season at City Lit, including stage version of 'Peyton Place'

    City Lit, the long-standing company that specializies in literary adaptations, has announced its 2012-13 season. The company's 33rd season consists of “Frankenstein” by Bo List, adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley (opening in October);...
  • 'Smash' will return, but showrunner Theresa Rebeck departs

     
    "Smash" will return for a second season, but minus creator/executive producer/showrunner Theresa Rebeck, a source close to production confirmed....