| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:38 AM
“Groundhog Day” opened in theaters 20 years ago, and was greeted by much head-scratching, even among Bill Murray fans. This was not a movie about Murray and his rodent nemesis from “Caddyshack.”
The Nietzschean story, which...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. With apologies to Robert Frost, ice wouldn’t stand a chance in the world of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, which lit the match on another incendiary holiday spectacle on Sunday at Amway Center. TSO...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Arguing over poetry's cultural relevance is a little like debating the potential effects of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, says Poetry magazine editor Christian Wiman. “For many people, poetry will remain remote,...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Jay-Z, Sonic Youth, Guns N' Roses, Ghostface Killah, Slayer, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Britney Spears, The New Pornographers, Mobb Deep, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Prefab Sprout, Pink, The Beatles, Van Halen, Big Star, Bob Dylan,...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Last week, in a valiant effort and one that deserves to be applauded, the mayor and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas took the point in an effort to raise money to expand the at-risk youth basketball program known as Windy City Hoops.
“For me, as a...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:10 PM
When Richard Blanco was named as the 2013 inaugural poet, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith said in an email that the White House had made an ideal choice, citing the scope of his poems, "their beautiful fidelity to private experience, to...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 5:57 PM
On a sunny South Miami morning, Richard Blanco took the podium at a groundbreaking ceremony for his latest project on Sunset Drive. It was spring 2008, and Blanco had directed the renovation of the busy avenue, urbanizing the stretch that serves as the...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Dec. 12 appeared like any other manic Monday. I drove my girls to LCHS, went to Starbucks, and continued my struggle with chapter 12 of the book I’m working on, searching for the right words that would give readers an “ah-ha” moment....
| Nov 19, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Gordon Clapp, best known for his role as Det. Greg Medavoy in the TV series "NYPD Blue," will play poet Robert Frost in the solo show "This Verse Business," based on the writings and recordings of Frost, Nov. 29 to 30 at 8 p..m,. at Kirby Theater at...
| Oct 20, 2012
Largely free of the manure odors that kept me from a life in agriculture, Faulkner Farm puts on quite a pumpkin patch, replete with red barns, hayrides, a pumpkin catapult, corn mazes and, best of all, a fine tri-tip sandwich, the only thing really...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:14 PM
I'm living an austere lifestyle as I write these words. At least, as austere as possible under the circumstances.
My Twitter and Facebook accounts are logged off. My iPhone, which harbors my Hotmail account and text messages, is in my pocket untouched....
| Jan 8, 2012
The quietest room in Hollywood may be the office where John Williams composes. In a bungalow on the Universal Studios lot, steps from the production company of his most frequent collaborator, director Steven Spielberg, Williams works alone at a 90-year-...