| Nov 6, 2012
| 8:14 AM
Clark Brody, who served as principal clarinet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under four music directors, from his hiring in 1951 until his retirement in 1978, died Saturday, at 98. He and his wife Donna lived in Evanston.
At the invitation of then...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 9:55 PM
| Jan 23, 2012
| 11:28 AM
Seeing E. Faye Butler — a Chicago musical-theater diva of the first and most ebullient rank — walk out on stage in prison stripes and headscarf, with a ball and chain around her ankles, is quite the jarring sight. And although Frank Higgins'...
| Oct 9, 2012
Q: I really did enjoy everyone celebrating Julia Child's birthday. But, I do remember another chef that was on television before her, James Beard. I remember seeing his cooking shows and I guess there are no tapes or films that were saved, or maybe...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Mallory Caise, who is 28, hip, wide-eyed and unfailingly polite, pushed her way through the thicket of librarians. She wore a black polka-dot dress and clutched a pile of folders to her chest. She moved slowly, knocking into people, apologizing every...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 10:27 AM
It's a busy time in the nation's capital, where the National Cherry Blossom Festival continues through April 14. If you venture to Washington this spring or any time, consider paying a visit to Florida House, now celebrating 40 years as our home away from...
| Jun 1, 2013
One of the best films I saw at Cannes earlier this month lasts all of 21 minutes and was shot last summer in Chicago by an Iranian writer-director of quiet but enormous talent.
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh's "Needle" concerns a 6th-grader, played by Florence...
| Apr 5, 2013
Stephen Wade's affection for the Chicago in which he grew up and that he left long ago is passionate and palpable in the introduction to his astonishing book, “The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience.”...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 3:09 PM
One question I often get asked is....
Chad, How many days a week should I work out? I wish I had a dollar for every time someone asked me that question, I'd have — a lot of dollars.
Let me first answer your question with a question. (Something...
| Mar 25, 2008
When Arnold D'Angelo was born almost 78 years ago, his book-loving dad named his new son after the British historian Arnold Toynbee.
"My father was a voracious reader and a great admirer of Toynbee," D'Angelo said. "And I became addicted to books, as...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:21 AM
Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, 91, died Wednesday from heart failure, his manager, Russell Gloyd, told CNN.
Brubeck's heart stopped while he was en route to the hospital with his eldest son for a regular checkup, Gloyd said. His son became alarmed about...