| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:27 PM
On the fifth floor of the Chicago Tribune Tower is a square windowless room accessed by a single door.
This room is called, with a regrettable lack of imagination, the Book Room.
It will not surprise you to learn that it is filled with books. Day...
| Sep 29, 2011
Patti Smith: Camera Solo
October 21 – February 19
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford, (860) 278-2670, thewadsworth.org.
Rock-and-roll-band-fronting poet Patti Smith, who turns 65 at the end of the year, has been...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 2:49 PM
If beauty is indeed truth, as John Keats claimed, then this story ought to be true: the logo on the back of your iPhone or Mac is a tribute to Alan Turing, the man who laid the foundations for the modern-day computer, pioneered research into artificial...
| May 18, 2009
Jane Campion has been many things, including the only woman to win the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or and an inspiration, she only recently found out, to Quentin Tarantino, who confided that her success with "The Piano" emboldened him to feel "you...
| May 10, 2008
In debt up to his chin, with a case of writer's block worsening by the minute, Sean Wyman, 33, is an exile from his own life. Recently divorced, he has pulled up stakes in Oxford and moved into his new girlfriend Abigail's house in London, where the study...
| Sep 22, 2009
It happens every time filmmaker Jane Campion makes a "period piece." The director of The Portrait of a Lady, The Piano and the new 1820s-set drama Bright Star is thrown by the very costumes that she has decreed those starring in her "costume drama" must...
| Sep 25, 2009
John Keats' life, love and death make him a romantic cliche and a fine subject for a period romance in Bright Star.
Consider -- his now-revered poetry was scorned in his lifetime. He was genteel yet poor, dependent on the kindness of friends. He died...
| Jul 19, 2009
'Moon Handbooks: Cleveland'
Poor Cleveland. For years, the city has been the object of bad jokes by late-night comedians. Nowadays, though, attitudes seem to be changing. Author Douglas Trattner goes so far as to write that Cleveland "has...
| Aug 27, 2009
All release dates are subject to change. "Limited" means limited markets for that date -- i.e. not Central Florida -- wider release dates also included where known. Oct. 9
Couples Retreat (Universal) Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Faizon...
| Aug 13, 2009
| 11:11 AM
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