| May 24, 2012
| 10:28 AM
John and Leila Juracek's British friends tell them their 1929 Tudor Revival house in Baltimore's Homeland neighborhood is more like an English cottage than the country cottages in England.
The L-shaped exterior is of 18-inch-thick stone dressed in ivy...
| Mar 29, 2013
Novelist Ralph Peters will deliver the lecture, "The Price of Historical Illiteracy: Wishful Thinking and the Death of Strategy," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's College, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. The lecture is the first in a new...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Twelve years after his death on tax day 2000, Edward Gorey — writer, illustrator, Victorian aesthete born half a century too late — has earned an adjective all his own: "Goreyesque."
The word is used, increasingly, to refer to anything that...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Entering the Glendale Centre Theatre feels like a cozy step back in time. Visitors are greeted by memorabilia from the theater's 65-year history, furnishings from the past and a casual familial warmth later underscored by Executive Producer Tim Dietlein's...
| Jul 22, 2012
Mysteries and thrillers set in the years surrounding and during our two world wars have become a cottage industry. From Ken Follett's "Eye of the Needle" in the 1980s to recent novels by Charles Todd and Jacqueline Winspear, the standouts blend enough...
| Dec 9, 2012
Around the time she turned 35, Stacy Ratner had one of those moments that can propel you to action or into existential despair.
"You think, 'OK, I live in a big city, I could get hit by a bus any minute. What is the last thing I did?'" she said....
| Mar 9, 2012
| 5:29 PM
We have been together for more than 30 years. We're a mixed group from Oak Park — married, singles and a few former Catholic priests.
For our 25th year celebration we rented a villa in Tuscany. We still smile and enjoy talking about it.
| Mar 9, 2012
| 6:35 PM
The group has been meeting at the Mount Prospect Public Library since January 1990 and has been featured in "The Book Group Book" edited by Ellen Slezak.
Recently we read Helen Simonson's "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" and had a very good discussion....
| Jan 9, 2013
| 12:52 PM
By now, 60 long years after Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” opened in London, the whodunit is more of a fixture than a stage show.
It apparently cannot ever be stopped on that side of The Pond, where it has surpassed the 25,000th...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" opened in London in 1952 and continues to run there. The world's longest running play also remains popular with community theaters around the globe. As the Vagabond Players production demonstrates, this murder mystery...
| Jan 18, 2013
Free tax help
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 22, appointments for income tax preparation for county residents will be taken. The service, offered at county senior centers and co-sponsored by AARP and the IRS, starts Feb. 1. Electronic filing is available at...