| Jun 20, 2014
The cataclysmic destruction of World War I inspired, altered and, in too many cases, stilled the voices of great British poets. More than an anthology, less than a group biography, Max Egremont's "Some Desperate Glory: The First World War the Poets Knew"...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Here's the big question that should be on the minds of the producers of "Holler If Ya Hear Me": Now that we've built it, will they come? The quick answer: Maybe. Maybe not. Depends on the marketing campaign. That's the gamble investors took on this...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Robert Peters, a Victorian literature scholar who became a prolific poet and brusque critic during a three-decade career at the University of California, died Friday in Irvine. He was 89.
Peters, who was also a memoirist and performer of his own works,...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Carmike Cinemas at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley kicks off its movie series for families on Wednesday and Thursday mornings this summer with "Epic" starring Allentown native Amanda Seyfried as a girl helping to save a tiny world in the forest...
| 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...
| May 30, 2014
This past winter, when temperatures routinely dipped below freezing, the promise of eventual summer was the only thing that kept our spirits afloat. Trudging through a dispiriting "wide landscape of snows" — to borrow a phrase from Herman Melville...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 11:25 AM
St. LOUIS – From all evidence, a growing number of Chicago opera buffs rely on the Opera Theatre of St. Louis to help satisfy their cravings during the spring-summer dry spell when neither Lyric Opera nor Chicago Opera Theater is open for business....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:56 AM
PEN International has condemned the slaying of Thai poet Mainueng K. Kunthee, the pen name of activist Kamol Duangphasuk. The 45-year-old writer was in a car in a parking lot when he was shot by an assailant who fled on a motorcycle; the poet and activist...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Thursday's Poetry Night at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center takes a turn to the longer form of fiction this month. To celebrate the start of summer, several local novelists will share their favorite beach reads on Thursday, June 12:
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:00 AM
When Carole King and her Broadway alter-ego, actress Jessie Mueller, took the stage separately during the Tony Awards ceremony, they probably succeeded in making lots of viewers feel that down-to-earth is an engaging move.
King, whose music and life...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Garrison Keillor lounged by a backyard pool, sipping a glass of wine. Isaac Bashevis Singer sat at a dining room table and ate homemade pea soup. Edward Albee arrived with a new boyfriend in tow.
Over the past four decades, the likes of Larry McMurtry,...