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  • Banshee scores best direction award for 'The Crucible'

    Banshee scores best direction award for 'The Crucible'
    Last Monday night, the local theater community gathered for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards at the recently opened, multimillion-dollar A Noise Within venue in Pasadena. Among the winners was the Burbank-based Theatre Banshee company, which...
  • Celebrity Scoop: Kristin Bauer van Straten

    It takes a lot to ruffle her normally unflappable TV character, but Kristin Bauer van Straten is quick to note that this has been a tough year for the vampire Pam on HBO's hit series "True Blood." Her maker, Eric, has had his memory wiped by witches, who...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Observing Banned Books Week

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Since this week is Banned Books Week, and since one of my colleagues over at Glendale High School is fighting for Truman Capote’s "In Cold Blood" to be approved as a book to teach to advanced 11th grade English students,...
  • 11/8/2011-Andy Rooney

    11/8/2011-Andy Rooney
    Andy Rooney is my TV roll model, and he will be for the rest of my life. He joins the list of my other late, great roll models: Dr. Seuss, Sparky Schulz, Bill Mauldin, Doug Marlette, Jeff MacNelly, Tibor Gergely, H.A. Rey, Norman Rockwell, John Steinbeck,...
  • Feedback: What's your favorite book for the beach?

    Feedback:  What's your favorite book for the beach?
    "Tortilla Flat" by John Steinbeck. — Olayinka Hassan, Chicago "From the Grand Canyon to the Great Wall: Travelers' Best, Worst and Most Ridiculous Stories From the Road" edited by David Slenk. It's a travel book that includes stories from multiple...
  • Woody Guthrie's music welcomes new multitudes

    Woody Guthrie's music welcomes new multitudes
    Decades ago, Woody Guthrie wrote the sparse lyrics for a song he never got around to recording, “New Multitudes,” a plea to future generations to stay the course: “Give me my new multitudes/Gonna build my world over/Gotta have new...
  • A visit to Mark Twain's Hannibal, Mo.

    A visit to Mark Twain's Hannibal, Mo.
    It was long after dark when Henry Sweets brought me to Hannibal's Old Baptist Cemetery, "a graveyard of the old-fashioned Western kind." No moon. Ragged weeds, crumbling gravestones. We tried to tread lightly, but it had been raining, and mud grabbed...
  • Chicago's Feltre School

    Chicago's Feltre School
    Chicago's Feltre School offers discussion of the great works, in a no-commitment setting. One thing to know about our book club: The discussions are intelligent without being fussy, and fun without being frivolous. Author we'd most like to meet: Yann...
  • Chicagoland book club: South Loop book babes

    Chicagoland book club: South Loop book babes
    One thing to know about your club: We meet at one another's homes once a month in the Printers Row and Dearborn Park areas of the South Loop. We try to match the food we serve to the book we are reading. Every July, we read poetry to one another on the...
  • "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle," by David Wroblewski

    From Anton Chekhov's "Kashtanka" and Franz Kafka's "Investigations of a Dog," down through Jack London's "Call of the Wild" and "White Fang," and including Albert Payson Terhune's improbably massive canine oeuvre, right up to such iconic names as Lassie,...
  • Book place: Printers Row Fine & Rare Books

    Book place: Printers Row Fine & Rare Books
    The place: “There's something about being able to be transported out of the ordinary into the real,” says Printers Row Fine & Rare Books bookseller John LaPine of his love of literature. When you enter the Victorian-styled store, it feels like...