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  • Christ the King students to publish book about Beverly

    The 32 students who comprise the eighth-grade class at Christ the King School in the Beverly community of Chicago are accomplishing something that many only dream about – they will soon publish a book. Teacher Vicki Rocus said the project has...
  • Poetry makes a difference in 'Please Excuse This Poem'

    “Most poets,” Carolyn Forch√© writes, in the introduction to Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick’s anthology “Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation” (Viking: 290 pp., $16.99), “begin writing...
  • Kerouac is on the road again, to the Imperial

    Kerouac is on the road again, to the Imperial
    The absolute power of the spoken word, Nicholas Stevens noted, is something worth rediscovering, particularly for a younger generation that may not have heard about poetry readings in cafes and similar gatherings – places where beat poets had the...
  • March into writers' workshops

    March into writers' workshops
    We might have turned a corner closer to spring this week. But it's still winter, a perfect time to hone your writing skills while you're hunkering indoors waiting for the weather to warm. The folks at the Williamsburg Book Festival are getting started...
  • How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say

    Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who...
  • Greenwich Author Says 'Star-Spangled Banner' Deserves A National Anthem Day

    Greenwich Author Says 'Star-Spangled Banner' Deserves A National Anthem Day
    Eighty-four years ago, on March 3, 1931, President Herbert Hoover made "The Star-Spangled Banner" the national anthem of the United States. Hoover's signature on the congressional decree made official what had been unofficial for years, and other...
  • Hui He boosts Lyric's 'Tosca'

    Hui He boosts Lyric's 'Tosca'
    With 10 performances remaining before Lyric Opera closes out its primary season, the company is finding that even a standard crowd-pleaser such as "Tosca" can no longer be relied upon to sell out the 3,400-seat Civic Opera House — hence the blizzard...
  • Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award goes to Angie Estes

    Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award goes to Angie Estes
    The $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award goes to Angie Estes for her book "Enchantee" (Oberlin College Press). Announced Wednesday and presented by Claremont Graduate University, the award is among the most significant in America for a mid-career poet....
  • Miss Turkey becomes model case as Erdogan insult trials boom

    ISTANBUL A former Miss World contestant is among the latest targets of prosecution for allegedly insulting Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as a crackdown on criticism extends to individuals on social media. Since Erdogan was elected president in...
  • Voices of Faith: Do heavenly rewards differ for Muslim men, women?

    Q: Why are heavenly rewards different for Muslim men and women? Mohamed Kohia, professor, Rockhurst University: Many verses in the Quran illustrated how beautiful and rewarding paradise is. Allah has promised the believing men and women gardens with...
  • Theater review: Rewarding 'Shropshire Lad' creates narrative with poetry, music

    Theater review: Rewarding 'Shropshire Lad' creates narrative with poetry, music
    "A Shropshire Lad" is an unusual work for the Crowded Kitchen Players. The adaptation of a book of poems by A. E. Housman features verses recited by actors, presented with traditional Celtic music and dance and a bit of incidental dialogue. It is more...