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  • Goodbye, Mrs. Vines

    Not long after we moved to Emmaus, we discovered Martha Vines. She was the children's librarian at the borough library, and it was immediately obvious that she had been put on Earth to be this very thing. It is a rare combination of patience and passion...
  • Orchestra Hall's 2014-15 jazz season lineup released

    Orchestra Hall's 2014-15 jazz season lineup released
    Orchestra Hall has presented jazz since the early days of the 20th century, but only in the past two decades has the music been championed as part of a bona fide series. Major and emerging stars have been booked for the series' 21st annual season,...
  • Florida Film Festival: Water documentary wins big

    Florida Film Festival: Water documentary wins big
    A documentary about bringing clean water to the world was the big winner at this year's Florida Film Festival. "SlingShot" won the grand jury award as well as the audience prize for best documentary at the 23rd annual festival. "SlingShot" is the...
  • Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future

    Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future
    In the West Town loft that Jessica Charlesworth shares with husband, Tim Parsons, along the back wall, on a row of metal filing cabinets, a kaleidoscope of Post-it notes waved in a soft draft, each a kind of dispatch from the future. I leaned in to...
  • With Help Of Winning Coaches, Depressing Date Gets New Shine

    With Help Of Winning Coaches, Depressing Date Gets New Shine
    HARTFORD — As the UConn men's basketball coach, one who would later say he isn't going anywhere, stepped up to speak outside the State Capitol on Sunday, thousands of UConn fans began chanting, "Ol-lie! Ol-lie!" No lie, the earth rumbled and it...
  • Taking up painting not just for ex-presidents

    Taking up painting not just for ex-presidents
    Liberal Evanston is not a place where George W. Bush might expect to hear a kind word. But among the paint-spattered easels in a painting studio at the Evanston Art Center, the former president got a few. Not necessarily for his paintings, portraits...
  • Review: St. Matthew Passion at Harris Theater

     Review: St. Matthew Passion at Harris Theater
    When John Nelson conducted J.S. Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" for the first time in Chicago three years ago, he did so hoping the response would warrant his presenting all three of the composer's big sacred choral masterpieces in rotation each year...
  • New UCF quarterback faces thankless task of replacing Blake Bortles

    New UCF quarterback faces thankless task of replacing Blake Bortles
    May the most highly rated quarterback win the job. Or will he be the most ill-fated? Whoever it may be, the new starting quarterback at UCF might have the most unenviable job in college football this season. Seriously, how do you replace Blake...
  • Freud might be a good analyst for Pacquiao-Bradley II

    LAS VEGAS — They are asking all the wrong people here to predict the outcome of Saturday night's fight between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley. Sportswriters? Are you kidding? This analysis demands a bit more depth than arguing the merits of the...
  • Kankakee's quest to be cool

     Kankakee's quest to be cool
    When you hear the name "Kankakee," what comes to mind? Hip music festivals? Cool farmers market? New yoga studio? Gourmet vegan cuisine? Artist-in-residence? If you answer all of the above, you must have met Bill Yohnka. Yohnka is a 38-year-old...
  • Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'

    Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'
    Moving downward from the shoulder, the arms of Neil Shubin, fish paleontologist, are built like this: one bone, two bones, lots of bones, digits. The same is true for a bird's wing, a leopard's forward leg and the front fins of Tiktaalik, the ancient...