| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Spray-painted lines that recently appeared on grass at the edge of Waiola Park in La Grange caught neighbor David Wilkinson's attention.
After learning the markings meant AT&T would be installing a couple of bulky utility boxes in the parkway, Wilkinson...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Allen Grossman,a prize-winning poet who spent 15 years teaching his craft to students at the Johns Hopkins University, died June 27 at his home in Chelsea, Mass. He was 82 and had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
"Allen was an inimitable...
| Jun 8, 2014
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...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Dylan Thomas knew the transcendent power of great art: "The world is never the same," he famously said, "once a good poem has been added to it." The world, it has to be said, does not look terribly different after viewing "Set Fire to the Stars," a...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:22 AM
When Canadian twin-sister duo Tegan and Sara released its most recent album, “Heartthrob,” a year ago, there was more than a bit of consternation that its synth-heavy ‘80s new wave vibe was too much of a change from the indie......
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:36 AM
The exhibit on the walls at Provenance Center in New London this summer is called "Stoimen Revisited," but that title only tells half the story. Actually, only one-third of the story.
It is an exhibit of the work of Bulgarian painter and printmaker...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:42 AM
As usual, there are lots of choices in and around Hampton Roads this week for those who want to attend poetry readings or other events.
On Thursday, June 19, at 7 p.m., Poquoson’s Bill Glose and Claudia Gary from the Washington, D.C. area...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 1:21 PM
And now, for a long-distance dedication.
This letter arrives courtesy of Sunday morning radio listeners across the country, from those millions in bedrooms and kitchens or near car stereos whose first pop music experiences arrived through the voice of...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:17 PM
In the latest collaboration between the renowned Chicago architect Jeanne Gang and a Chicago-area arts institution, Gang and her firm, Studio Gang Architects, have designed a new acoustical shell for Lyric Opera the company will use for its concert...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 1:57 PM
The L.A.-via-Long Beach rock band Cold War Kids always tried to find poetry in their noisy, sad blues-punk. For four albums, they made harrowing little vignettes of doomed relationships spiked with soul-man vocal yelps and lonely reverb.
Now two of that...