| Jan 25, 2015
| 10:18 AM
Just after sundown on a January evening 55 years ago — Jan. 29, 1960, to be exact — Zora Neale Hurston died at the segregated St. Lucie County nursing home where she had been transferred in late October after suffering the first of two...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:47 AM
Anyone who has attended Chicago jazz performances during the past couple of years probably has noticed her: a versatile young bassist who plays in far-flung bands and sings with uncommon delicacy and authenticity.
Last May, she played the world premiere...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:38 PM
Actors will bring to life a pajama-clad bunny and other characters from the beloved children's book "Goodnight Moon" this February.
"This is a show you have to see," said Debra Goldman, who directs the musical by the Highland Park Players.
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:08 AM
Nutrition to the Rescue!
A book called The Green Box League of Nutritious Justice, co-authored by Plantsville chef Peter Crouth, was recently honored by The Mom's Choice Awards, a globally recognized program that evaluates products and services...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 6:55 AM
They don't make American icons like Virgil Thomson and Leonard Bernstein anymore.
For decades during the last century, each artist reigned with unchallenged authority in his particular sphere, Thomson as the nation's most brilliant and erudite music...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 11:35 AM
Neither man nor Wingman can live on drinks alone, which is why we interrupt our regularly scheduled night-life column for a detour into the literary life, my other favorite pastime.
The two intersect more often than you might think. Central Florida is...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:00 PM
"Come on, it's only 10 minutes," said author Lorne Holden, speaking to me from her home in Stockbridge, Mass., on Monday afternoon. "You always have 10 minutes."
She was channeling the inner voice that she said chided her whenever she was tempted to...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 3:14 PM
Once again, our French allies have died fighting fascism.
The horrific killing of 12 people including journalists with the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and two police officers by three gunmen shouting "God is great!" in Arabic is not just the...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 1:28 PM
But I might need it. But it was expensive. But it was Mom's. But it still works. But it was a gift. But I might lose weight. But it might be worth something. But it's irreplaceable. But I don't have time to deal with it.
But, but, but.
And so the...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:27 AM
I understand how New Year's Day is supposed to work, that it is a time of renewal, for looking forward with promise and hope.
But I go the opposite way. New Year's is the time I look back on the year just passed and think, "Welp, that's 365 days...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: My spouse and I are first-time home buyers purchasing a new-construction home. We are both self-employed. Our closing is at the end of January 2015.
We're looking for 30-year fixed mortgage with 20 percent down...