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  • 7 West tries to do a bit of everything

    7 West tries to do a bit of everything
    Since it opened in a great Towson location in November 2009, the 7 West Bistro Grille has become a popular lunch destination for lawyers and other professionals working within walking distance. As it happens, Towson doesn't have many places for a sit-down...
  • Some reasons to visit Philadelphia now

    Some reasons to visit Philadelphia now
    W.C. Fields' gravestone doesn't really read, "On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia." But the comic actor loved to poke fun at his native city. When I was a student in Philly way back when, I did too. There wasn't much to do. It seemed like every...
  • Impressions of an American in Paris

    Impressions of an American in Paris
    PARIS - The Musee du Louvre is ornate, palatial and extremely large. The sprawling art museum on the Right Bank of the Seine River was one of our first stops on our Paris visit. It is home to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the No. 1 attraction in the...
  • Time for a teacher's conference with Mr. Boone

    Time for a teacher's conference with Mr. Boone
    Learning last year that Bob Boone, one of my former teachers at Highland Park High School (never mind when), was still teaching creative writing to children and adults filled me with the kind of joy you get when you return to your hometown decades later...
  • Jamaica Kincaid talks about 'See Now Then'

    Jamaica Kincaid talks about 'See Now Then'
    On the surface of her first new novel in a decade, the vaguely autobiographical, startlingly ambitious "See Now Then," author Jamaica Kincaid seems to tell a simple story about a New England family that is falling apart. Mr. Sweet, a musician and...
  • James Wood champions realism in new book of essays

    James Wood champions realism in new book of essays
    There's a certain type of reader — often also a writer, with a leaf-fring'd MFA — who has it all figured out. The realist novel is a scam, a factory producing cardboard imitations of bourgeois life. This is the person at the party who mentions...
  • The mediocrity of Gass' 'Middle C'

    The mediocrity of Gass' 'Middle C'
    Here's a long awaited novel by one of the godfathers of contemporary American modernism (or "post-modernism," as some critics and scholars call the continuation of the American modernist tradition). William H. Gass, a new-fangled genius, along with John...
  • A few whiskeys later, a book

    A few whiskeys later, a book
    The authors of "The Guys in the Gang: And Other Stories" have the same name as a very famous author, and on the back flap of this book's jacket, there they are in 1999 in Dublin, posing with a statue of the very well known writer James Joyce — who,...
  • Winter agenda: Events for the season

    Winter agenda: Events for the season
    STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
  • Elliott Carter dies at 103; inventive American composer

    Elliott Carter dies at 103; inventive American composer
    Elliott Carter, the great American composer who was born in the horse-and-buggy era but whose music persistently looked ahead by reflecting and unabashedly celebrating the intricacies of modern life, died Monday of natural causes at his home in New York,...
  • Holiday Guide 2012: Dozens more concerts and 'Carols' for your Chicago December

    Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no avoiding the holidays, and that's true on local stages as well as the shopping malls. But even the Scroogiest of souls could find something to celebrate in the gifts of theater, dance, and music offered up this season by...
  • Live video chat with Will Self on 'Umbrella' and more, Tue. Jan 15

    Live video chat with Will Self on 'Umbrella' and more, Tue. Jan 15
    Novelist, journalist, sometime bad boy and frequent literary provocateur Will Self is hard to miss in England. He's 6-feet-5, for starters; what's more, he's terrifically prolific, publishing literary works of fiction and nonfiction almost every year. His...