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  • Philip Levine dies at 87; former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner

    Philip Levine dies at 87; former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner
    Philip Levine, a former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, died Saturday in Fresno. He was 87.  Timothy Skeen, a friend of Levine’s, confirmed the death. Skeen, also a poet, coordinates the masters of fine arts program at Cal State...
  • Super Bowl snacks have Arizona theme

     Super Bowl snacks have Arizona theme
    Whether you're down with the New England Patriots or upholding the Seattle Seahawks, you and your friends and family can chow down on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 1) with harmonious gusto. Because no matter which team you root for, everyone will get behind a...
  • Ackermans' Midcentury style back in demand with book, film, events

    Ackermans' Midcentury style back in demand with book, film, events
    Prolific Midcentury designers Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman are the focus of a new flurry of attention. The Ackermans worked in a variety of media, including ceramics, mosaics, tapestries and woodcarvings, introducing items into the market starting in 1953....
  • Does Harper Lee really want her novel published -- and do her wishes matter?

    Does Harper Lee really want her novel published -- and do her wishes matter?
    Suspicion and doubt have clouded the announcement last week by HarperCollins that it would publish a second novel by Harper Lee, author of the classic "To Kill a Mockingbird." "Go Set a Watchman" isn't a new work; it was the first manuscript Lee offered...
  • Broadway Spouses Audra McDonald, Will SwensonTo Star In Williamstown's 'Moon for the Misbegotten'

    Broadway Spouses Audra McDonald, Will SwensonTo Star In Williamstown's 'Moon for the Misbegotten'
    Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and her spouse Tony Award-nominee Will Swenson will star in Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer in the Massachusetts Berkshires.The production will run...
  • Don't get tongue tied by tough money questions

    Unless your children are giving you the silent treatment every day, sooner or later you'll get questions like these: "Are we poor?" "How much money do you make?" And, "Will we have to move if dad doesn't get a job soon?" Those types of money questions...
  • In literature, new attention to old age, dying

    In literature, new attention to old age, dying
    "O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark …" —T.S. Eliot, "Four Quartets" The Angel of Death — also known as the Old Ferryman, the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse or Mr. G. Reaper himself — is cutting a wider swath than...
  • Top 3 Books: Hardcover fiction

    ETTA AND OTTO AND RUSSELL AND JAMES By Emma Hooper (Simon & Schuster $26) Otto finds a note left by his wife in the kitchen of their farmhouse in windswept Saskatchewan. Eighty-three-year-old Etta will be walking 3,200 kilometers to see the ocean, but...
  • Who says professional tax work has to be ... well, taxing?

    DEAR JOYCE: Before I married, had three lovely children and stayed home to be a full-time mom, I worked as an accountant. I love numbers but have always wanted to be my own boss and make a higher income. Suggestions? -- P.J.J. Have you considered...
  • How unrequited love can make us more creative

    How unrequited love can make us more creative
    When Sam Smith accepted his fourth Grammy last Sunday, he acknowledged an unusual muse. "I want to thank the man who this record is about, who I fell in love with last year," Smith said of the inspiration for the hit song "Stay With Me." "Thank you so...
  • Tribune archive: Interview with E.L. James, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' author

    Tribune archive: Interview with E.L. James, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' author
    The “Fifty Shades of Grey” film has racked up more than $130 million in domestic box office receipts in two-and-a-half weeks. And critics have had a fine time indulging in literary masochism by reading through the source material, the...