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  • Jack White's 'Lazaretto' taps Nashville for songs' wellspring

    Consider the wonder and magic of conjuring a song from the ether. Creating from a mix of oxygen, blood, water and energy a few minutes of something real, something melodically memorable, something as durable as the architecture surrounding us and the...
  • 10 things you might not know about literary enigmas

    10 things you might not know about literary enigmas
    There's no mystery about the best place for book lovers to gather this weekend — it's the Printers Row Lit Fest in the South Loop. But here are other questions about literature that have confounded many: 1/ In September 1849, Edgar Allan Poe...
  • Sunken Garden: Poetry And Music Under The Stars

    Sunken Garden: Poetry And Music Under The Stars
    The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, which begins this year on Wednesday, June 11, is a feast for all the senses. Now in its 22nd year, the festival presents readings by top national and admired Connecticut poets on the exquisite grounds of the Hill-Stead...
  • Lyric adds two world-premiere operas for 2015

    Lyric adds two world-premiere operas for 2015
    Lyric Opera of Chicago will present the world premieres of two commissioned operas in 2015 as part of its Lyric Unlimited initiative to connect with a wider audience through the creation and performance of new works with broad appeal. The new pieces,...
  • Film Review: 'The Butterfly's Dream'

    Purportedly Turkey's most expensive film production to date, "The Butterfly's Dream" offers a glossily romantic take on a story at least loosely derived from real life. Its subjects are Muzaffer Uslu and Rustu Onur, two aspiring provincial poets who...
  • Charles Wright named new U.S. poet laureate

    The Library of Congress announced Thursday that Charles Wright is to be the 20th U.S. poet laureate. Wright, who had previously been approached about the position but demurred, will begin his term in September. “I’m going to try to pull up...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'The Kindergarten Teacher'

    Opinions will be sharply divided on Nadav Lapid's "The Kindergarten Teacher," a mannered story about the titular character and her obsession with a 5-year-old, poetry-spouting wunderkind. Precisely lensed in an intriguing style that often makes the camera...
  • Doors Guitarist Robby Krieger Boards Jim Morrison Movie

    A year after Ray Manzarek's death, his Jim Morrison project "The Poet in Exile" remains very much alive. Robby Krieger, the Doors' guitarist, has come on board "Poet" as an executive producer who will work on the film's soundtrack with Manzarek's son...
  • Should Hartford Buy Wallace Stevens' House?

    Hartford has to love Wallace Stevens. He was an internationally acclaimed poet who was also the vice president of a local insurance company. He would walk from his home at 118 Westerly Terrace in the West End to the offices of the Hartford Financial...
  • A cacophony of woe over indecipherable AT&T bill

    A cacophony of woe over indecipherable AT&T bill
    In "The Sound of Music," Charmian Carr played the eldest Von Trapp daughter, Liesl, the one who sings "Sixteen Going on Seventeen." Carr is now 71 and she's going on about AT&T. "I just don't understand their billing," she told me, exasperated....
  • Review: 'The Dylanologists' by David Kinney

    Review: 'The Dylanologists' by David Kinney
    Prior to John Lennon's 1980 murder at the hands of an obsessive Beatles aficionado, the most infamous rock fan was A.J. Weberman, a man who memorized every Bob Dylan lyric, taught Dylan classes, wrote Dylan books (including a Dylan-to-English dictionary),...