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  • Edward Gorey's gothic tales from the vault

    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...
  • Review: 'And Then There Were None' at the Glendale Centre Theatre

    Review: 'And Then There Were None' at the Glendale Centre Theatre
    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...
  • New mystery and thriller books set amid the world wars

    New mystery and thriller books set amid the world wars
    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...
  • Remarkable Woman: Stacy Ratner

    Remarkable Woman: Stacy Ratner
    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....
  • The Bookworms

    The Bookworms
    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. Last...
  • Friends Evening Book Discussion Group

    Friends Evening Book Discussion Group
    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....
  • An entertaining "Mousetrap" from the Vagabond Players

    An entertaining "Mousetrap" from the Vagabond Players
    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...
  • 'The Mousetrap' asks who done it at Vagabond Players

    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...
  • Howard County Briefs

    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...
  • Agatha Christie's the BBC Murders is a killer show

    Agatha Christie's the BBC Murders is a killer show
    It takes all of about 90 seconds for your brain to plug into the matrix of “Agatha Christie’s the BBC Murders.” The four radio mysteries lavishly produced for the stage at Fort Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse were rescued from...
  • En escena en Fort Lauderdale: Los misterios de Agatha Christie

    En escena en Fort Lauderdale: Los misterios de Agatha Christie
    Si lo suyo son las novelas de misterio, de detectives y los crímenes por resolver, el Parker Playhouse tiene en escena una obra que le causará mucha curiosidad. Se trata de la ganadora producción llamada BBC Muders de Agatha Christie, una premiada...