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  • Teen angst on the wane, threatening social order

    I have catastrophic news for American society: Teenagers are becoming less lonely. Yes, the one demographic we've been able to consistently rely on for dramatic sighing, woeful facial expressions and shoulder slumping is apparently growing perkier and...
  • Letters: Roaming thoughts

    Regarding "Poetry in Motion," by Peter Mandel [Nov. 30]: I had to smile at the line from the reader who wrote about, "the tension … between the experience of traveling and the longing for home." Toward the end of a wonderful 4,500-mile West...
  • Reviews: 'When I Am Yes' and 'Walmart Republic'

    Reviews: 'When I Am Yes' and 'Walmart Republic'
    Any Chicagoan who loves poetry knows that the Guild Literary Complex has long been an essential inspiration and outlet for area poets. For 25 years, the Guild has been presenting and supporting diverse and emerging voices. And it was through the Guild,...
  • Renee Fleming is a Lyric operative

    Renee Fleming is a Lyric operative
    The diva sat at the conference table, pen in hand, taking notes and occasionally offering comments on administrative matters and programming ideas. Twelve hours earlier, she'd been elsewhere in the building: on the stage singing one of her signature roles...
  • Twain House Hosting Talk With Ultra-Conservative Author Mark Steyn

    Twain House Hosting Talk With Ultra-Conservative Author Mark Steyn
    If you haven't had your fill of political debate and chatter, you can get a heaping helping when the Mark Twain House & Museum presents ultra-conservative Canadian author, recording artist and rights activist Mark Steyn in conversation with award-...
  • Michael Lerman uses assistive technology to self-publish poetry

    Michael Lerman uses assistive technology to self-publish poetry
    This past June, Michael Lerman, 38, self-published "Flow of Illuminati," the second book of verses in his Michaels Lyric series. He writes of sadness and lovesickness, joy and pain. His lyrics are raw, baring a life that is full of longing, alienation and...
  • 'Peter Pan Live' song switch praised by head of Native American museum

    When "Peter Pan Live" airs on NBC on Thursday, there will be a few changes, including several new songs with lyrics by Amanda Green, whose father Adolph helped write some of the original songs. Some "Peter Pan" purists may scoff, but one of those...
  • Bill Cosby remains on schedule for March at Lyric

    Bill Cosby remains on schedule for March at Lyric
    Embattled comedian Bill Cosby remains on the schedule of the Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. Cosby, 77, has been beset in recent weeks with claims of sexual abuse. He is set to perform at 8 p.m. March 27. Though several...
  • Area's state finalist football teams didn't always seem destined for title games

    Area's state finalist football teams didn't always seem destined for title games
    The football season didn't start off perfectly for Old Mill, Franklin, Dunbar or Douglass, but that doesn't matter now. All four overcame early adversity to reach this week's state championship games at M&T Bank Stadium. Old Mill and Dunbar barely...
  • 'Literchoor Is My Beat' recounts publisher's life, impact

    "Literchoor Is My Beat: A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions" by Ian S. MacNiven; Farrar, Straus and Giroux (592 pages, $37.50) James Laughlin lobbied and schemed to keep Ezra Pound from being put to death for treason, saw the...
  • Magik Markers' Frontwoman Elisa Ambrogio Plays Solo In New Haven

    Magik Markers' Frontwoman Elisa Ambrogio Plays Solo In New Haven
    That's Elisa Ambrogio behind the DIY Waka Flocka Flame mask on the cover of her solo debut, "The Immoralist," which came out in October. Ambrogio normally fronts the art-noise garage-rock no-wave trio the Magik Markers, a band that got its start in...