| May 14, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Alot of people apparently thought it was a good idea. Five teachers in the Rialto Unified School District developed the program, which was intended to improve the critical thinking skills of eighth-graders. And administrators signed off on it.
| May 15, 2014
| 2:36 PM
When you enter the small sitting room in André Previn's Upper East Side apartment, the cluttered space resembles a virtual survey exhibition of the 85-year-old composer's far-flung career and personal life.
In plain sight on a table in the back were his...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Wrapping up its third season, Naperville's BrightSide Theatre will present "Cabaret" Friday to June 29 at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall on the North Central College campus, 31 S. Ellsworth Ave.
"Cabaret is a multi Tony- and Olivier Award winning...
| Apr 25, 2014
Francine Prose's new novel, "Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932," plays out in a Paris of lovers, spies, artists and transvestites. Duplicity and deception underlie the gaudy surface variety of Parisian society. Even the city itself wears a...
| Apr 18, 2014
Here are three new books to check out that explore the role of women in comics.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday Chicago Tribune and by digital edition via email....
| May 30, 2014
They're everywhere these days, the Russians. By "Russians" I mean Russian-Americans, about 3 million of whom reside in the United States. And by "everywhere," I mean locales as unexpected as Pikesville, Md., (where they're 19.3 percent of the population),...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:04 AM
Baroque Band: The New York-based Spanish violinist Joan Plana, concertmaster of the Chicago period-instrument ensemble, leads the season finale, a program of Italian Baroque concertos. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.; 7:...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Defenders of President Obama's release of five Taliban terrorists from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl cite as justification Israel's history of swapping hundreds of Palestinian prisoners for one or two...
| Jun 13, 2014
Every year around Father's Day, I recall several personal stories my father, now long gone, told me during our trip to the Normandy battlefield 30 years ago. Since this summer is the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Europe in World War II, the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Now in his second season as music director, David Danzmayr is well on his way toward establishing his Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra as one of the leading suburban orchestras in the Chicago area. One way the gifted young Austrian conductor is achieving...
| Jun 10, 2014
The article states: "Some say the [Ukraine] land grab carries uncomfortable echoes of the border-crossing aggression that Moscow and Washington joined forces to defeat in World War II." ("Obama, Putin talk briefly at D-day 70th anniversary event," June 6)...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:19 PM
They were happily married and unhappily American.
Six months ago, Jerad and Amanda Miller left home in Indiana on a cross-country road trip with their two cats to start a new life in Las Vegas. Amanda, 22, had a part-time job at Hobby Lobby; Jerad, 31,...