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  • Murder mystery close to perfection

    Murder mystery close to perfection
    I've been to many local theatrical productions. I usually take my seat at a performance with an air of hopefulness about me, wondering at each show if I might be pleasantly surprised. Thus, I was completely unprepared for the high level of quality...
  • On Theater: Production captures playgoers

    Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" gave a new meaning to the term "staying power." The mystery play opened in London in 1952 and is still running after more than 25,000 performances. It's been long absent from local stages, but currently the Westminster...
  • Composers Institute trains future artists each year at the Virginia Arts Festival

    Composers Institute trains future artists each year at the Virginia Arts Festival
    The Virginia Arts Festival brings in an important lineup of international performers each year. Working almost behind the scenes is another festival event helping to produce the next generation of composers. The John Duffy Composers Institute held during...
  • 'Murder on the Orient Express': David Suchet takes Poirot to the dark side

    Much like his most famous TV character, David Suchet knows what you're thinking. Actually, though, you don't have to be Hercule Poirot to know that many viewers may be wondering why anyone would remake Agatha Christie's most famous mystery, "Murder on...
  • Design by the book

    Design by the book
    You have to study the piece called "Inversion" for a minute to fully appreciate the joke. Jim Rosenau, an artist based in Berkeley, Calif., has crafted a fully functional and aesthetically appealing bookshelf from five volumes. Three tomes are used for...
  • 10 things you might not know about the unhinged

    10 things you might not know about the unhinged
    As actor Charlie Sheen brings his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" show to Chicago on Sunday, we won't perform any diagnosis but simply state that many people wonder whether his recent hijinks suggest he has become unhinged. In his honor, let's take 10 looks at...
  • A lifetime bond over books

    A lifetime bond over books
    Every Christmas when I was a child and even as a young adult, I knew which present I would open last. Deep under the tree, covered with fallen needles and those home-made paper ornaments you save for the lowest branches, lay a large box. Originally used...
  • Mystery Writers announce nominees for 2011 Edgar Awards

    Mystery Writers announce nominees for 2011 Edgar Awards
    The Mystery Writers of America announced the 2011 nominees for the Edgar Allan Poe Awards on Wednesday, which also marked the 202nd birthday of the award's literary namesake. While Chicago-based nominees were absent from most categories, both Sara...
  • Dodd: Blame Treasury for AIG loophole

     
    by James Oliphant Sen. Christopher Dodd, accused by Republicans of writing a loophole in the economic stimulus bill that enabled the $165 million in bonuses to be paid to executives at American International Group, Wednesday blamed the Treasury Department...
  • 10/10/10: Ten cultural masterpieces for the decaphilic

     
    It's technically not a holiday, but Oct. 10, 2010 (10/10/10) is a day to remember for numerology enthusiasts and almanac buffs alike. In observance of this non-holiday, Culture Monster has put together a list of cultural masterpieces that somehow...
  • Halloween reads: Four spooky comic books for All Hallow's Eve

     
    HALLOWEEN 2010: As much as we love scary movies, sometimes we'd rather curl up with a good book when Halloween rolls around — a good comic book, that is. We trembled our way through underground legend Charles Burns' creeptastic new ‘X'ed Out' and...