| May 28, 2011
— What makes Jane Fonda say "wow"? A bigger-than-capacity crowd of more than 200 booksellers waiting to hear about her latest, "Prime Time: Creating a Great Third Act," a rousing manual for aging well.
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| Jun 13, 2011
"The Book of Mormon," the exuberantly foul-mouthed hit show about comically mismatched missionaries in AIDS-ravaged Africa, won the award for best musical, along with eight other awards, and Nick Stafford's "War Horse," starring a life-size puppet of a...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 6:10 AM
Retired U.S. Army General Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright will be in Grand Rapids Monday night for the annual dinner meeting of the Economics Club of Grand Rapids.
Both are making their second appearance at the club's dinner but are appearing...
| Jun 15, 2011
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| Mar 10, 2011
| 7:12 PM
When pop stars Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Nelly Furtado and 50 Cent recently said they'd renounced millions of dollars they'd received for performing for members of Libyan strongman Moammar Kadafi's family, they drew attention to a growing and controversial...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 5:23 PM
The easiest target on Broadway for the last six months has been Spiderman the Musical.
This week, the web slinger showed them all as celebs came out en masse for his official opening night.
Even Bill Clinton showed up to see what the hype was all about....
| Jul 25, 2011
| 5:39 PM
Tweeting may help you keep up on current issues or follow the shenanigans of celebrities, but it’s not often attributed as helping people’s dreams come true.
But that’s exactly what happened to Ballard’s Sharon Feliciano....
| Jul 31, 2011
As Chicago prepares for the 20th edition of Lollapalooza next weekend, here are 10 notes about music festivals:
1 Creedence Clearwater Revival was the first big-name band lined up for Woodstock, the mother of all rock music festivals. The group's signing...
| Jan 4, 2009
Find the right color palette for you and stick to it.
In a time of reduced resources, we all need a strategy for looking great. Don't go into the mall or your closet blind; find out if the blue for you is teal, sky, sapphire or ice using style...
| Oct 6, 2008
| 3:53 PM
He’s been called the prophet of architecture. I know him as Frank. Thirty years ago when I was a cub reporter, I wrote the first story about him that appeared in a “popular” magazine—meaning not an architecture magazine. I was (and am) married to an...
| Jan 27, 2010
Paul Theroux's contribution to the revival of contemporary travel writing is so seminal that casual readers may be inclined to forget that most of his rather astonishingly prodigious output has been literary fiction.
"A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta" is...
| May 31, 2009
Occasionally, like a trail of water finding a path through stone, honesty seeps into a political event. Proof came a few days ago at an Orange County gathering for Meg Whitman's campaign for governor.
Mary Bono Mack, the Palm Springs congresswoman,...