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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...
Tags: Zahav, Pita Bread, Culture, Arts, Liberty Bell
Tribune reporterA Chicago man was sentenced to life in prison for breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment in 2008 and killing her boyfriend before stabbing her multiple times. Christopher Jackson, 34, and the woman had broken up a few months before the...
Tags: Judges, Punishment, Injuries and Wounds, Murder, Justice System
John Cage was a leading avant-garde composer for 40 years, but he also made spare watercolors, drawings and prints, plus the occasional painting, especially in the final decades of his life. Infused with the same spirit that characterizes his work as a...
Tags: John Cage, Fine Artists, Artists, Ingrid Bergman, Music Industry
First, there is the confounding name: MB Financial Park, which sounds like the headquarters for a midlevel insurance firm but is an entertainment complex where one can go from restaurant to comedy club to bowling alley without moving the car. Once you...
Brother Felix was a cross between Attila the Hun and Saint Francis of Assisi. I was his Achilles' heel. He taught honors English at Mount Saint Michael. By the end of my freshman year I could write the heck out of anything. Brother insisted I keep a...
For a handful of people, Clarice Lispector's "A Breath of Life" being published in English for the first time is very good news. Sadly, that handful is fairly small. Lispector, an extraordinarily gifted writer who revolutionized Brazilian letters, was...
So you're an admirer of James Joyce's "Ulysses"? Well, thank Trieste for that book. Why? Gordon Bowker's "James Joyce: A New Biography" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 608 pp., $35) shows readers how living in that seaport city in northeastern Italy helped...
Tags: Authors, Italy, Anatole France
-------------------- Where the Heart Beats John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists Kay Larson Penguin: 477 pp., $29.95 -------------------- In the late 1940s and early 1950s, composer John Cage underwent related crises in his...
I got a fascinating email in my in box this morning, and wanted to spread the word about a project being spearheaded by the legendary director-provocateur Lars von Trier. Anyone in the world can get involved. Trier wants people around the world to...
email@example.comPerusing the Hagerstown City Council briefs, I just discovered that —although it might change in the near future — they currently don’t sell beer at the city golf course. Well, that would seem to explain everything, wouldn’t it?...
Tags: Golf, The Herald-Mail
Lest you think the bullying and foot-stomping of Congress most resemble a tantrum-prone bunch of second-graders, think again. Data compiled by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan group focused on greater transparency in Washington, has shown that...
When Christina Kondos receives her bachelor's degree at Caltech's commencement Friday, she will represent a tiny and little-known minority at the prestigious science and engineering campus in Pasadena. Kondos is the only one in her graduating class of...
Tags: Culture, Science, Applied Physics, Literature, Engineering
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