| Mar 29, 2009
Ten years ago, David Roussève found himself at risk of contracting "churning-it-out syndrome." A Los Angeles transplant, he worried that the kind of narrative-driven, deeply personal yet politically resonant dance-theater works that had brought him...
| Nov 27, 1989
WASHINGTON -- In a secret campaign to spread its influence beyond Lebanon and Iran, the Shiite extremist group Hezbollah has established a network of operatives in West and Central Africa, an area that may be providing new bases for terrorist acts against...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:40 PM
With her prison memoir "Orange is the New Black," and the Netflix series that followed, Piper Kerman may have spun gold from the youthful crime that nearly ruined her life more than a decade ago, but the heroin trafficking case that upended her Ivy League...
| Sep 16, 2013
In a new twist on an old adage, Stephenie Park's motto might well be, "If at first you do succeed, try, try again."
In 2003, the Chicago-area native and current Wicker Park resident moved to Benin, where she served with the Peace Corps to help farmers...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:33 PM
The annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival will not go on as scheduled this month after organizers said they could not raise enough money to hold it.
The Annapolis festival has celebrated African-American history and honored the legacy of slave Kunta...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Abikanile "Bika" Mack-Williams, an attorney in the state public defender's office in Baltimore, died Sept. 14 of heart failure at a friend's Hanover home.
She was 26 and lived in Owings Mills.
"Her death was accidental. She had a pre-existing heart...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:32 AM
What does a great city-sponsored music festival look like?
A superb example comes in the form of the 15th annual World Music Festival Chicago, which since its inception has offered a combination of outdoor events downtown and indoor performances in some...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Jimmy Buffett, Bon Jovi, the Beatles and Chicago tribute bands, free rides including zip-lining and bungee jumping and a craft fair will be among the fun at the Fall on the Green Festival in Oak Lawn.
The village's 18th annual festival will be held...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Beaver Creek Christian Church, the Rev. Mark Curran will preach at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on “Living in Christ.” Sunday school follows worship.
Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will lead the 10 a.m. service...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 1:10 PM
WHAT: The West African country of Mali provides the background for one of the current exhibitions at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Titled "Studio Malick," the exhibition features Malick Sidibe's photographs, taken during a time of political and cultural...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Want to do something to make a difference during your summer vacation? It is easy: try a service vacation. Here are some voluntourism opportunities to consider:
· Florida Keys – Visitors who want to add an enriching element to their...