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Tribune NewspapersThe classic authors who appear as fictionalized characters in "Wild Nights!" (Ecco, 256 pages, $24.95) aren't the ones most of us met in Intro to American Literature. Edgar Allan Poe copulating with a one-eyed amphibian? Mark Twain pursuing pubescent...
A Jury of Her Peers American Women Writers From Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx Elaine Showalter Alfred A. Knopf: 608 pp., $30 The title of this, the "first literary history of American women writers ever written," explains Elaine Showalter, comes...
Tags: Adrienne Rich, Murder, Justice System, Carson McCullers, History
The New York TimesHospitality is the way of life in Key West. The generous reception of guests dates back to the 1820s when ship salvagers and Cuban cigarmakers settled on the island. In more recent times, Key West has been both a sanctuary for aging hippies in...
Tags: Atlantic Ocean, Death, Key West, Restaurants, Jimmy Buffett
Wood Pond PressThe Connecticut River snakes through the Pioneer Valley, through historic towns (Deerfield and Montague) and bustling cities (Holyoke and Springfield). The heart of the valley is considered to be Northampton and Amherst, site of the five colleges that...
The finalists in the World Trade Center competition have sharpened their jibes as officials bear down on choosing one. DANIEL LIBESKIND Birthplace: Poland, 1946. Career Change: Studied music before turning to architecture. Big Project before WTC:...
Tags: Eyewear, Family, Death, Architecture
Tribune staff reporterIt has been more than two decades since Amy Dickinson left the upstate New York dairy farm where she was born and raised, but for a few minutes a few days ago she might as well have been a little girl again. She was visiting Lincoln Park's Farm in the Zoo...
Tags: Washington, DC, Television, Disneyland Park, Ann Landers, Family
Special to the TribuneThe final concert of a Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra season is a time for many of its apprentice musicians to strut what they've learned in a few short years. A working knowledge of some of orchestral repertory's greatest hits is expected, as is a firm...
Tribune music criticRavinia kicked off its Osvaldo Golijov residency Tuesday night with the composer regrettably absent but the Borromeo String Quartet very much present. The Argentinian-born American composer isn't due to arrive until early next week when he will...
Tags: EMI Group Ltd., Music Industry
Special to the TribuneThe first major work by Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown was the 1998 Broadway musical "Parade," a depiction of a hate crime in Atlanta from the early 20th Century. It fared better with critics than audiences. Much more...
Special to the TribuneEven in a time of Renaissance for the vocal recital, American art song still seems to get short shrift. When one does hear vocal works in recital by homegrown composers, it's usually confined to older, lighter standards such as Gershwin's "Summertime,"...
Tags: Music Industry, Samuel Barber, Toni Morrison
Special to the TribuneT he first 20 minutes of "Autumn in New York" are so bland and tedious, rife with obvious direction and blatant exposition, it feels like a low-budget smoocher scripted for a couple of soap-opera stars instead of a big-budget romance with heavy hitters...
The Hartford CourantMy theory is that God created winter so we would actually look forward to housework. About this time every year, I'm ready to put a hose into my living room window and turn the nozzle to full blast. The place is full of tracked-in grit, stale air,...
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