| Mar 23, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Sometimes I wonder how many books I've read in my four decades. Thousands, anyway — maybe tens of thousands — since the first one, about a choo-choo, when I was not quite 3. Right up to Anne Carson's “Autobiography of Red,”...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 6:59 AM
Piraeus, the port of Athens, Greece. is popular both as embarkation/disembarkation point for Eastern Mediterranean and Greek Isles cruises, as well as a stop (sometimes overnight) on voyages in that part of the world that originate and end in other ports....
| Dec 16, 2012
| 2:38 PM
The DNA of a battle that helped turn the tide of a war going horribly wrong for America lay buried just six inches below the surface in a Kent County cornfield.
For nearly two centuries, the musket balls, canister shot and other artifacts from intense...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 4:35 PM
By Carrie Swearingen In his first American-grown production, untamed and often controversial Spanish director Calixto Bieto routes the Goodman Theatre’s production of Tennessee Williams’ cosmic …...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Welcome back, Phil. Welcome back, Ernie. A couple of former champions who had drifted away because of scheduling issues are back for this week’s Byron Nelson Championship, joining defending champion Keegan Bradley to help restore some of the...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:13 PM
It was a very surprising answer to a common question, at least for singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson.
When asked Thursday during a phone interview how life has been treating him, he responded: "Everything is really good. I have no complaints at all...
| May 4, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Richard Chamberlain treats fellow actor Heather Tom abominably. Without apology. Night after night.
On stage, that is.
The tall, silver-haired veteran of stage and screen is heading the cast of “The Heiress,” the classic drama by Ruth and...
| Mar 9, 2012
Late Sunday night, there was a radiant light in the face of the Chicago actress Carolyn Hoerdemann. "This all reminds me of the early days of the European Rep," she said, ebulliently, referencing one of Chicago's most influential avant-garde troupes of...
| May 15, 2010
"The Summer Cottage:
Retreats of the 1000 Islands"
The relatively unknown Thousand Islands is an archipelago of nearly 1,900 islands in the St. Lawrence River on the U.S.-Canadian border in northern New York and southern Ontario. Ever...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 1:24 PM
For Caroline Kennedy's 50th birthday, several of her close friends presented her with poems to mark the occasion. They understood the significance of poetry in her life, how she learned to understand it by looking through volumes, deciphering marks in...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Rose Kennedy was a woman who took a special interest in what her granddaughters wore and how they wore it, her granddaughter Caroline says in her recently published poetry anthology.
At a lunch on Wednesday, Caroline Kennedy described the time she and...