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  • REVIEW: For Tegan and Sara at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, everything is awesome

     
    When Canadian twin-sister duo Tegan and Sara released its most recent album, “Heartthrob,” a year ago, there was more than a bit of consternation that its synth-heavy ‘80s new wave vibe was too much of a change from the indie......
  • Charles Wright named new U.S. poet laureate

    The Library of Congress announced Thursday that Charles Wright is to be the 20th U.S. poet laureate. Wright, who had previously been approached about the position but demurred, will begin his term in September. “I’m going to try to pull up...
  • PEN condemns slaying of Thai poet Mainueng K. Kunthee

    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...
  • U-verse utility boxes cause concern among some La Grange residents

    U-verse utility boxes cause concern among some La Grange residents
    Spray-painted lines that recently appeared on grass at the edge of Waiola Park in La Grange caught neighbor David Wilkinson's attention. After learning the markings meant AT&T would be installing a couple of bulky utility boxes in the parkway, Wilkinson...
  • St. Louis Opera fest serves potent brew as an opener

     St. Louis Opera fest serves potent brew as an opener
    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....
  • What to expect from the Chance the Rapper/Childish Gambino EP

    What to expect from the Chance the Rapper/Childish Gambino EP
    Since first teaming up to make music in 2012, Chancelor Bennett (a.k.a Chance the Rapper) and Donald Glover (a.k.a. Childish Gambino) have had an undeniable chemistry. While they aren't on the level of other famous rapper partnerships like Method Man &...
  • Upcoming Events ~ Week of June 10

    Upcoming Events ~ Week of June 10
    Beach reads 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: •...
  • CTA's Red Line art installations are poetry in motion

    I almost got arrested 15 years ago in Paris when I took pictures of poems on display in the Metro train system. The photo ban was for security reasons. I explained that I was a Chicagoan wanting to show pictures to city officials so that our CTA might...
  • Lyric Opera reports banner year for ticket sales, revenue, fundraising

    Lyric Opera reports banner year for ticket sales, revenue, fundraising
    American opera producers such as New York City Opera (which suspended operations in October) and San Diego Opera (which in May rescinded a unanimous vote made by its board two months earlier to close the company) bemoan the difficulties of sustaining an...
  • Seattle hiking writer Karen Sykes, 70, died pursuing her passion

    One of the last things Karen Sykes would ever publish was a modest blog post about a modest trail in an out-of-the-way part of Washington state. In it, the Seattle poet and outdoor writer brought good tidings from Snohomish County: She had found trees...
  • In a word: terpsichorean

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  TERPSICHOREAN Though many evangelical Christians have been...