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  • The Latest: 'Fire' burns fitfully; 'Find' gets lost

    Wildfire Mary Pauline Lowry Skyhorse Publishing; 294 pages Mary Pauline Lowry's "Wildfire" is a mostly formulaic novel with a tantalizing idea at its core. The protagonist, Julie, is a young college dropout who signs on as a rookie forest...
  • Top 50 Concerts of 2014

    Top 50 Concerts of 2014
    Sometimes, bigger still is better. There were many great concerts by smaller or lessor-known acts at smaller venues this year, but among the 163 shows I attended this year it’s not a coincidence that mostof the year’s best were the biggest...
  • Young@Art Center Seeks Tax-Exempt Status And Creative Partnerships

    As the Young@Art youth arts center approaches its one-year anniversary, the nonprofit organization is playing a financial waiting game. In order to apply for and receive certain grant funding that is essential to its survival, Young@Art, which will mark...
  • Unitarian church in Deerfield hosts poetry gatherings

    Unitarian church in Deerfield hosts poetry gatherings
    Charlie's Garden is a group not large in number, but they are kindred spirits who gather the first Sunday of every month at the North Shore Unitarian Church in Deerfield to share their love of poetry. Marguerite McClelland, 71, a church member for...
  • Best Sources For Hottest New Books And Author Talks Near You

    Best Sources For Hottest New Books And Author Talks Near You
    Where can you find information on books to read for your own pleasure or for book club meetings, or about author appearances in the area? The weekly Writestuff column is a good place to start, but there are other sources. First on your list should be...
  • David L. Ulin's best books of 2014

    David L. Ulin's best books of 2014
    Lists are, by their nature, impressionistic: How could they be otherwise? Here then, alphabetically by title, are the most stirring of the books I wrote about this year, my 10 favorites of 2014. "Can't and Won't: Stories" by Lydia Davis (Farrar,...
  • Student's death inspires 'theater for social change'

    Student's death inspires 'theater for social change'
    North Central College's theatre department will start the new year by premiering "October Mourning," a stage adaptation of Lesléa Newman's poetic book, "October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard." With Newman's permission, director Carin Silkaitis...
  • Bob Harrar: Factory worker had the heart of a poet

     Bob Harrar: Factory worker had the heart of a poet
    They met at a bar, shooting pool at adjacent tables. He made an impression. "I didn't like him," said Leslie Howard, 61, of Orlando. The second time they met, at the same bar, they ended up sitting together inside her van outside his house,...
  • English language is loaded (or fou, or blotto) with ways to say 'drunk'

    Way back when English was Old English, between AD 600 and 1100, you were either "drunken" or "fordrunken" (very drunk) after a night of carousing. Even today, "drunken" will do for describing how you may be spending New Year's Eve. But you might also be...
  • Review: 'Breathturn Into Timestead' by Paul Celan

    Review: 'Breathturn Into Timestead' by Paul Celan
    The poem, Paul Celan once said, "is lonely," and in its loneliness it reaches outward, "intends another ... goes toward it." In this way, Celan went on to explain, the poem creates the possibility for an encounter with the reader, for being heard and...
  • Lehigh Valley classical music: What's coming in 2015

    The New Year brings plenty of great classical music to our area, with some new twists to some old favorites. Aerialists will perform over the heads of symphony musicians in a sure-to-be-memorable concert, and dancers will take to the stage in two others....