| Apr 12, 2013
The seventh annual Emily Schindler Memorial Triathlon will be held Saturday, April 20, at the Community Center in Severna Park. The 800-yard swim, 9.5-mile bike ride and 3-mile run will be held at the SPY Aquatics Center, 623 Baltimore/...
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Scotland Yard wants to pull up stakes.
One of the world’s most famous police forces unveiled plans Tuesday to sell off its iconic office tower with the revolving “New Scotland Yard” sign out front, a well-known landmark seen in...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 6:35 AM
"Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century"
On view through June 2, Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 432-2800, britishart.yale.edu
Think of "Edwardian Opulence," an exhibition on view...
| Dec 24, 2011
When we think about the year-end holidays, books often are at the center of our memories. Maybe we received a special book as a gift, and it became a cherished memento. Or maybe we read a book about the holidays each year, as a treasured part of our...
| Nov 27, 2011
Last summer, while browsing in a used bookstore in San Luis Obispo, I discovered something I thought no longer existed — an Agatha Christie novel I had not read. Anyone monitoring my vital signs would have thought I had discovered the next Gnostic...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 3:18 PM
Cornell Woolrich (1903-1968) knew his way around two things: rock-hard prose and stone-cold corpses.
He was a wizardly writer of mysteries, a man who could ratchet up the menace and dread by steady, excruciating degrees. His sentences were of the...
| 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 19, 2011
| 3:24 PM
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...
| 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.
| Jul 28, 2012
| 5:08 PM
In the early days of their marriage a few years ago, Chicago attorney Brett Nolan and his wife, the thriller novelist Gillian Flynn, were having drinks with a group of friends when Flynn posed a surprising question. "Does anybody have any idea," she asked...