| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Justin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, has died. He was 88.
Kaplan died Sunday at Mount...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:52 AM
In just a dozen seconds, two pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the finish line area of the Boston Marathon last year, creating a tailspin that lasted for days. On Friday, the police officer killed during the manhunt for the bombers was memorialized as the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Before his poetry reading Wednesday night, James Franco, who has been in town rehearsing for his Broadway debut in "Of Mice and Men" with director (and Steppenwolf ensemble member) Anna Shapiro, spoke to the Tribune about his side job as a poet, his...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:41 AM
BARHAMSVILLE – Barhamsville reflexologist and fashion designer Leslie Babbitt-Belcher, better known as “Babbitt,” has integrated a new medium, “wearable art,” both on canvass and with her designs.
| Feb 23, 2014
Are we a musical state? We are indeed. But our performances and organizations tell only part of the story. In some ways, the vitality and range of Connecticut's musical history is best indicated by the large and ever-lengthening roster of notable music...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
With the wild success of both the UConn men's and women's basketball teams, there is reason to celebrate of late, so why not give fans another opportunity to raise a glass.
In Cambridge, Mass., the Boston Brew Tour beckons. This one is for the adults....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Lark Play Development Center and Playwrights of New York have named scribe Eric Dufault as the 2014-15 recipient of the PONY Fellowship, the hefty annual grant program that has a track record of identifying rising talent early, including Katori Hall...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:12 AM
Attention, college graduates: If Chicago's hot Wrigleyville, Wicker Park or Bucktown neighborhoods aren't for you, consider Naperville.
That is, if you don't want to live in major city. Editors at Livability.com, which focuses on small- to mid-sized...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 12:29 PM
A new musical from the writer-composer and director behind Tony winner "In the Heights," another by the creatives of Off Broadway-to-Broadway transfer "Passing Strange," a new play by a Pulitzer winner and a tuner that teams "Hairspray" songwriters with a...
| Apr 27, 2014
How many musicals can you name that have been centered on a sport? And how many succeeded? "Damn Yankees" remains the champ with 1,019 performances, but there have been other attempts at making sport figures sing.
>>"Lysistrata Jones" in 2011 centered...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Those instant cameras that Polaroid popularized in the mid-20th century (“Meet the Swinger! The Polaroid Swinger!”) are now right where they belong: in a museum in Las Vegas.
You’ll find the museum in the two-story Polaroid Fotobar...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:18 PM
There may be no atheists in foxholes, but there soon will be a few humanists. The U.S. Army has heeded the plea of Maj. Ray Bradley that he (and others of his kind) receive a “preference code” similar to those accorded to members of...