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  • On Theater: Something old, something new at Vanguard

    A pair of classics and a pair of world premieres highlight the upcoming 2012-13 theater season at Vanguard University. Currently, the Costa Mesa college is winding up its first of two summer professional shows under the American Coast Theater Co., "The...
  • Restaurants in these suburbs satisfy all cravings

    Restaurants in these suburbs satisfy all cravings
    From Burbank to Peotone and from Joliet to Chicago Heights, these Southland suburbs offer a wide range of ethnic specialties, American classics, contemporary fare and one-of-a-kind offerings ready for the tasting. And, there's a bit of history thrown in...
  • Restaurants, Food & Spirits

    Restaurants, Food & Spirits
    This list is not all-inclusive. American Contemporary Allgauer's Doubletree Hotel, 5000 W. 127th St., Alsip, 708-272-4223 Open all day to accommodate hotel patrons and the public, Allgauer's is casual yet sophisticated and with recent renovations it's...
  • Biblioracle: Book reviews don't compute

    Biblioracle: Book reviews don't compute
    In a previous column I discussed the practice of "sockpuppetry," where authors create fake online personas to pump up the ratings of their own books and trash those of their rivals. Recently, two additional stories have come to my attention that cast...
  • Grammar: A myriad of uses

    Grammar: A myriad of uses
    The playwright Noel Coward once said, "People are wrong when they say opera is not what it used to be. It is what it used to be. That is what's wrong with it." His quote springs to mind when I hear folks lament that English isn't what it used to be....
  • Suburban theater for the week of Nov. 23-29

    "Little Women": Ann Noble made her mark as a playwright with 1995's Irish family melodrama "And Neither Have I Wings to Fly." So it's fitting that she turns her hand to a beloved — if also decidedly melodramatic — American family novel in this...
  • On Theater: Another convert to SCR's 'Carol'

    On Theater: Another convert to SCR's 'Carol'
    After watching South Coast Repertory's "A Christmas Carol" usher in the holiday season for the past 32 years, it was singularly gratifying to see my (almost) 6-year-old granddaughter enraptured by her first visit to the local tradition. Little Riley...
  • Concord, Mass., is the location of famous graves - inside and out of local cemeteries

    Concord, Mass., is the location of famous graves - inside and out of local cemeteries
    CONCORD, Mass. - The "Shot heard round the world" hit and killed someone. The man who wrote that line decades later desired a simple burial and instead rests under a massively gaudy headstone. Concord is best known as the site of the first battle of...
  • How to spend a long weekend in Boston

    How to spend a long weekend in Boston
    BOSTON - I'm always amazed by how many people who consider themselves travelers have never visited Boston. True, having lived there for most of my formative years, I'm a bit prejudiced, but I've been to almost every city worth visiting and I can...
  • On Theater: Touch of comedy lightens serious 'Boy'

    On Theater: Touch of comedy lightens serious 'Boy'
    A few years ago, the Newport Theatre Arts Center produced Donald Margulies' "Sight Unseen," a play about a famous artist returning to his roots that had premiered at South Coast Repertory. Currently, NTAC is offering Margulies' "Brooklyn Boy,"...
  • Favorites of 2011: Chicago-area authors

    Favorites of 2011: Chicago-area authors
    At the end of this year, we stop to recognize the wonderful work put out by authors living in or originally from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Here is the list of our favorite titles from 2011: "The Year We Left Home" by Jean Thompson An Iowa...