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  • Confronting artist Kara Walker

    Confronting artist Kara Walker
    Kara Walker will be difficult. This gets whispered to you by enough people in the art world and you start to believe it: She's humorless! Confrontational! Intimidating! David Mamet intimidating! And this week, before the Thursday opening of “...
  • Jessica Yu's 'Last Call at the Oasis' made her a water activist

    Jessica Yu's 'Last Call at the Oasis' made her a water activist
    If you want to say that Jessica Yu burst onto the film scene in 1993 with her short "Sour Death Balls," you'd be almost literally right. The film is almost 10 minutes of people trying to handle the disgusting confection. Yu's work wins accolades,...
  • An invisible man, live on stage

    An invisible man, live on stage
    Can you do a play about an invisible man? About an African-American whom others simply refuse to see? Ralph Ellison, it seems fair to surmise, thought probably not. Not well, anyway. Not something that would do justice to the moment, shortly after the end...
  • Specializing in the outdoors: It's summer at the Morton Arboretum

    Specializing in the outdoors: It's summer at the Morton Arboretum
    When people talk about the Morton Arboretum, the too easily overlooked west suburban woodland preserve and living laboratory, summer is not the first season that falls from their tongues or springs to their minds. Autumn and its opportunity to walk,...
  • The Rose Parade grows up

    It's just a parade, after all, a once-a-year parade, so in the grand scheme of things, the Tournament of Roses Parade doesn't matter — until it does. And it does. There's a paradox at the core of Pasadena's pretty street party. What began in...
  • Chick-fil-A president crossed a danger line

    Chick-fil-A president crossed a danger line
    Despite decades if not centuries of bitter experience, business leaders apparently haven't absorbed the lesson that it's best to let your products speak for themselves and keep your big mouth shut. The latest executive to learn this the hard way is...
  • Master and slaves, no longer bonded

    Master and slaves, no longer bonded
      One could never accuse Northlight Theatre of a lack of eclecticism in its programming. In a matter of weeks, subscribers there in Skokie have gone from chortling at Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," of all things, to a drama that begins with the...
  • Author Sue Grafton Still Pondering What Happens After 'Z'

    Author Sue Grafton Still Pondering What Happens After 'Z'
    Sue Grafton, author of the popular 'alphabet series' that began with "A is for Alibi" and features private investigator Kinsey Millhone, is coming to New Haven's Schubert Theater on Oct. 9. She, along with fellow blockbuster authors Alice Hoffman, Scott...
  • A nibble at the world of competitive eating with a gyoza contest

    A nibble at the world of competitive eating with a <i>gyoza</i> contest
    Love lettuce wraps. Love burritos. Love the crumbs you clean from the toaster just before it's about to catch fire. So when it comes to food, I am not picky. I bust my tail — in the pool, on the trails — six days a week just to be able to...
  • Goldberg: A message to Obama, served cold

    Goldberg: A message to Obama, served cold
    In an earlier era, Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech before the National Prayer Breakfast last week would have been a really big deal rather than mere fodder for a brief squall on Twitter and cable news. Born in crushing poverty to an illiterate single...
  • Call it Obamacare for vets

    Fast on the uptake as ever, the speaker of the U.S. House, the permanently tanned if not taxidermied John Boehner, has delivered his judgment on the ever-unfolding scandal at the Veterans Administration: "The fact that more than 57,000 veterans are...