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  • 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...
  • 'The Passenger' is haunted by the ghosts of Auschwitz

    'The Passenger' is haunted by the ghosts of Auschwitz
    Mieczyslaw Weinberg has only recently emerged from the dark shadows to which his vast musical output was consigned during and after World War II. No single work has done more to bring about that rehabilitation than the Polish composer's Holocaust-themed...
  • Philip Levine, former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner, dies at 87

    Philip Levine, former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner, dies at 87
    Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and former U.S. poet laureate who wrote elegies to American blue-collar workers sweating through despair-laced jobs, has died in Fresno. He was 87. Levine, who was a professor emeritus at Cal State Fresno,...
  • Remembering Philip Levine

    Remembering Philip Levine
    Philip Levine, the former U.S. poet laureate who died of pancreatic cancer on Saturday at the age of 87, was not a poet to everyone’s taste. Born and raised in Detroit, he was called, by Edward Hirsch, “a large, ironic Whitman of the...
  • Wynton Marsalis leads a lively triple-header with orchestra

    Wynton Marsalis leads a lively triple-header with orchestra
    What's the difference between a great ensemble and a merely fine one? Perhaps it's malleability: the gift for adapting quickly to shifting artistic demands. Certainly Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra showed that skill over...
  • Poet laureate Philip Levine dies at 87

    Poet laureate Philip Levine dies at 87
    Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose intimate portraits of blue-collar life were grounded in personal experience and political conscience, died Saturday. Levine was 87. Levine, the country's poet laureate in 2011-2012, died at his home...
  • Philip Levine dies at 87; former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner

    Philip Levine dies at 87; former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner
    Philip Levine, a former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, died Saturday in Fresno. He was 87.  Timothy Skeen, a friend of Levine’s, confirmed the death. Skeen, also a poet, coordinates the masters of fine arts program at Cal State...
  • From Pacifica to 'The Passenger,' plenty of classical music to offset winter's chill

    From Pacifica to 'The Passenger,' plenty of classical music to offset winter's chill
    Chicago's classical music producers typically reserve some of the most important events of their seasons for the period from January to early May. Here are 10 such performances, listed chronologically: Winter Chamber Music Festival: The 19th annual...
  • South Korean 'Ode to My Father' expertly mines human drama

    South Korean 'Ode to My Father' expertly mines human drama
    Tugging shamelessly yet persuasively on the heartstrings, "Ode to My Father" is an epic South Korean melodrama capturing more than half a century of recent history through the eyes of an everyman shopkeeper. Director JK Youn, responsible for the tsunami...
  • Lucinda Williams CD packs double punch

    Lucinda Williams CD packs double punch
    It's a tall order to create a double album loaded with consistently solid songs, but Lucinda Williams met that challenge on her new "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone." Not only that, but the alt-country singer-songwriter — who performs Friday,...
  • Exclusive: Kate Beaton to follow ‘Hark! A Vagrant’ with ‘Step Aside, Pops’

     
    Cartoonist Kate Beaton, the author of 2011's acclaimed “Hark! A Vagrant” and the wildly popular webcomic on which it is […]...