| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...
| Mar 14, 2014
This week, as the Ides of March approaches — the March 15 anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar, a determined but ultimately fruitless attempt by Roman senators to stop their government from sliding toward dictatorship — the...
| May 15, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Rafael Nadal was pushed to three sets for the second consecutive match before ultimately prevailing to set up an Italian Open quarterfinal against Andy Murray.
The top-ranked Nadal dropped behind a set and a break against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, then...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Today’s Movie Quote Quiz features two themes, one very topical film and several random movie quotes. It has two movies from the 1930s, so I hope some oldtimers join in, although I know plenty of younger people have seen these,......
| Mar 22, 2014
| 3:00 PM
A 10-year-old student from Noble Avenue Elementary School in North Hills visited the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels last week on a diplomatic mission.
Jersey Vargas, a fourth-grader, was about to leave for Rome and a possible visit with Pope...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
ROME - Venerable Italian helming duo Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, whose "Caesar Must Die" won the 2012 Berlin Golden Bear, will shoot "Maraviglioso Boccaccio," an adaptation of Giovanni Boccaccio's 14th century classic "The Decameron," with cameras set...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Using a cast of seven to present Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," a play with dozens of characters, unquestionably requires a lot of the actors. At Orlando Shakespeare Theater, director Tina Packer also expects a lot of her audience. Actors change roles...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Lent, a religious season that is about so much more than avoiding chocolate, is drawing near.
For many in the Christian faith, Lent is a time to reflect on the awful journey toward death that led to Jesus' crucifixion. One question that arises often on...
| Mar 8, 2014
Nearly 50 years after it was attributed to the great Italian artist Caravaggio, a haunting early 1600s portrait of St. Francis found hanging in a Roman church began to attract doubters.
Less than two decades later, the discovery of a previously...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:02 AM
It's Monday night and Miley Cryus' mega-ballad "Wrecking Ball" is playing in G-major, morphing the Billboard hit into a demonic electronic haunt that shakes the walls at Glendale's industrial club, Complex. A crew of loyal karaoke aficionados move...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:12 AM
Reporting From Vatican City -- Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for two former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, marking the first time in the church’s long history that two ex-popes have been canonized at the same time.