| Apr 22, 2012
| 9:32 PM
We conservatives are always told, "You can't turn the clock back." You can turn it back! We've done it, beginning with Camden Yards (in Baltimore) and all the other retro ballparks. That says "The past was better." Words to live......
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:34 PM
An extended interview with Jesmyn Ward, whose novel "Salvage the Bones" won the 2011 National Book Award....
| May 9, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Want to see manuscripts of James Joyce's "Finnegan's Wake"? You can now: The Irish National Library has put its collection of rare Joyce materials online....
| Nov 6, 2012
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,...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Chicago's Court Theatre has announced its 2012-13 season. Bereft of new work or major reinterpretation, it seems notably less ambitious than in recent years, but will likely please those who like to see familiar, well-regarded titles.
The season begins...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 9:43 AM
The Capital Grille and The James Joyce Pub have signature cocktails. Why shouldn’t your home?
Every house should have a signature drink — one that reflects your personal style and comes out perfectly every time. With master mixologists rising...
| Dec 18, 2011
A movie doesn't have to be jampacked with cinema style to have a memorable fashion moment or two, and in the course of screening the slate of holiday-season films, we found all kinds of clothes, accessories, hairstyles and makeup worth a mention.
| May 18, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
| May 27, 2012
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...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 10:24 AM
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...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 12:30 PM
A 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...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Emily Skinner, whose Broadway credits include "Side Show," "Billy Elliott," "Dinner at Eight," "The Full Monty" "James Joyce's The Dead" and "Jekyll & Hyde" will play the diva mouse in "The Great American Mousical," which will receive a "development...