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  • Stopping To Reflect On A Snowy Day

    Stopping To Reflect On A Snowy Day
    Among twenty snowy mountains, / The only moving thing/ Was the eye of the blackbird. — Wallace Stevens In the second stanza of Connecticut poet Wallace Stevens' "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird," Stevens has his narrator say, "I was of...
  • Poetweet: A website that turns your tweets into poetry

    Poetweet: A website that turns your tweets into poetry
    In the age of mechanical reproduction, poetry is easy. All you have to do is tweet. The magical site Poetweet will make a poem from your tweets. Tell it what your Twitter handle is and it'll scour your tweets for poetic fodder. Next, choose one of...
  • Maya Angelou's impact deep for James City poet

    Maya Angelou's impact deep for James City poet
    "Maya Angelou died." These three words flashed across the screen on my phone and the news etched a notch of pain upon my heart. I did not speak to anyone about the news. I went about my day in May as usual, except that my heart hurt with the dull ache...
  • Al Bendich, lawyer who defended Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl,' dies at 85

    In a San Francisco courthouse in 1957, a poem went on trial. It was Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," the incantatory, profanity-laced paean to self-expression that became the centerpiece of one of the most important obscenity cases of the last century. Among...
  • National Book Critics Circle announces 2014 awards finalists

    National Book Critics Circle announces 2014 awards finalists
    Marilynne Robinson, Roz Chast, Chang-rae Lee and Hector Tobar are among the finalists for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Awards, it was announced Monday. The winners of the awards in six categories (autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction,...
  • Henry F. Hoeckel Jr., project manager, dies at 89

    Henry F. Hoeckel Jr., project manager, dies at 89
    Henry F. Hoeckel Jr., a retired estimator and project manager for the Genstar Stone Products Co. and a World War II veteran, died on Dec. 13 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., of heart failure. He was 89. Mr. Hoeckel's love for...
  • Rising conductor Dmitri Jurowski is keeping it in the family

    Rising conductor Dmitri Jurowski is keeping it in the family
    When Lyric Opera opens a new-to-Chicago production of "Tosca" on Saturday night at the Civic Opera House, a conductor with a relatively familiar name – Jurowski – will be leading Puccini's ever-popular melodrama. But this won't be a Jurowski...
  • 'The Who's Tommy' comes to Paramount

    Tom Vendafreddo, music director, conductor and keyboardist for the Paramount Theatre’s production of “The Who’s Tommy,” believes that Pete Townshend of the ’60s and ’70s British rock group The Who changed the course...
  • Lucinda Williams shares a mentor's compassion

    Lucinda Williams shares a mentor's compassion
    At some point during her Parker Playhouse show on Saturday night, Lucinda Williams will appear onstage without her band and summon the opening chords of "Compassion," the first track on her excellent double-album "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone."...
  • Manchester Woman, 84, About To Publish 3rd Children's Book

    Manchester Woman, 84, About To Publish 3rd Children's Book
    Elaine H. Leone, 84, spent 70 years writing before she first tried to become a published author. That happened in 2012, when the lifelong Manchester resident's first children's book, "The Grandies," was published. The book is a collection of 100...
  • South Florida theater awards announce nominations

    South Florida theater awards announce nominations
    The nominations for the 39th annual Carbonell Awards for excellence in South Florida theater were announced today. Theatrical companies in Miami-Dade County eaned the most, with a total of 50 nods. Palm Beach County came in second with 44 and Broward...