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  • Culture Clash adds more bite in 'Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival'

     Culture Clash adds more bite in 'Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival'
    The clickety-clack of an old-timey film projector fills the Kirk Douglas Theatre as grainy, black-and-white footage depicting Los Angeles, 1959, scrolls across the back wall of the stage. Police sweep through Chavez Ravine, home to villages of Mexican...
  • Katie Ernst finds jazz in Dorothy Parker's poems

    Katie Ernst finds jazz in Dorothy Parker's poems
    Anyone who has attended Chicago jazz performances during the past couple of years probably has noticed her: a versatile young bassist who plays in far-flung bands and sings with uncommon delicacy and authenticity. Last May, she played the world premiere...
  • REVIEW: 'Circle-Machine' by Oracle Theatre

     REVIEW: 'Circle-Machine' by Oracle Theatre
    Oracle Theatre's latest intriguing meditation on the perils and promises of populism takes its inspiration from several sources, most notably Charles Mee's "Full Circle," which Tina Landau directed at Steppenwolf in 1998 under the title "The Berlin...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Try a different perspective on for size

    What if you could change your perspective for one evening? The new Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries program series "Through the Eyes of…" is an opportunity to see through the lenses of other people who have diligently developed a unique point...
  • Downers Grove library circulation dipped slightly in 2014

    Downers Grove library circulation dipped slightly in 2014
    Circulation at the Downers Grove Public Library dipped slightly as it underwent demolition of rooms, removal of ceilings and walls as part of a major renovation project in 2014. "Overall we've held pretty steady," said Nicole Wilhelms, adult and teen...
  • ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ adds Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan

     
    “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner is leading a trio of new actors joining Bryan Singer's upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Turner […]...
  • From the archives: Fanny Butcher on Virginia Woolf

    From the archives: Fanny Butcher on Virginia Woolf
    Editor's note: On the anniversary of Virginia Woolf's birthday — she would have been 133 years old Jan. 25 — we look back on Tribune critic Fanny Butcher's review of "A Room of One's Own," first published on Nov. 30, 1929. "A Room of One's...
  • 'American Sniper' expected to hold down No. 1 spot at box office

    'American Sniper' expected to hold down No. 1 spot at box office
    Despite three new releases, "American Sniper" will likely hold down the top spot at the box office. The war drama shattered several box office records and surpassed tracking expectations over the busy four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. In its...
  • Meridian students' micro-film accepted to literary festival

    Meridian students' micro-film accepted to literary festival
    Four Meridian Middle School boys have become time travelers, or maybe time wrinklers, in a sense. They managed to shove weeks of work into 90 seconds, and shrunk an entire award-winning book into that same frame. For that accomplishment, their 90-second-...
  • 'Whipping Boy' digs up childhood bully and a fascinating story

    'Whipping Boy' digs up childhood bully and a fascinating story
    Revenge is a dish best served between the cold, hard covers of a book. That is the lesson of Allen Kurzweil's "Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully." Kurzweil, a bestselling novelist and children's book author, is an engaging...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: JC Steinbrunner

    Me, My Shelf and I: JC Steinbrunner
    JC Steinbrunner doesn’t shy away from 3,000-page tomes. In fact, several of the books in his Civil War–centric collection could serve double duty as doorstops. The painter and founder of the Salon Series — who lives in Lakeview with...