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  • Tragic 'Twenty-Seventh Man' brings power of the pen to bear

    Nathan Englander's short story, "The Twenty-Seventh Man," from his debut collection, "For the Relief of Unbearable Urges," is so impeccably pulled off, so beautifully composed in the spirit of the great Yiddish writers it depicts that the notion of...
  • Help wanted: Next California poet laureate

    Help wanted: Next California poet laureate
    Help wanted: California poet with stellar resume. Apply within. The California Arts Council is now accepting nominations for California poet laureate. The poet laureate serves a two-year term and is asked to perform public readings, undertake a...
  • Longtime head of Modell-Lyric heads to Detroit

    The Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric is on the hunt for a new administrator. Longtime president and executive director Sandy Richmond stepped down earlier ths year to become general manager of another historic venue, the 5,200-...
  • Read-in takes people through the journey of African-Americans

    Maya Angelou, Booker T. Washington and Michelle Obama were some of the people whom books were written about that people read aloud at Triton College's library Feb. 16 as part of the college's Black History Month events. Every year during Black History...
  • The Latest: A culinary journey; a spiritual quest

    Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America Yong Chen Columbia University Press; 187 pages When we cue up Beck on the car radio, it's easy to forget that rock music was once a working-class art form that endured years of ridicule while...
  • Freebie Friday: Free totes, tongs and cookies at Sweet Tomatoes

    Freebie Friday: Free totes, tongs and cookies at Sweet Tomatoes
    Looking for free stuff to do this week? Freebie Spotlight Sweet Tomatoes will be throwing ‘Discover Fresh’ parties at two Orlando locations, handing out freebies to the first 100 people who arrive. The freebies include a Sweet Tomatoes...
  • 'Girl in a Band' is Kim Gordon's unconventional self-creation tale

     'Girl in a Band' is Kim Gordon's unconventional self-creation tale
    Feminism never actually promised women they could have it all, but Kim Gordon seemed to nail it anyway. A founding member of the long-running experimental rock group Sonic Youth, she had the successful band, the devoted husband (her bandmate Thurston...
  • Touchstone, Allentown Public Theatre collaborate on 'True West'

    Bethlehem's Touchstone Theatre and Allentown Public Theatre are collaborating to present the classic "True West," a powerful tale of sibling rivalry by Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard. As part of its "Spotlight on the Valley" series, Touchstone is...
  • Review: 'Creatures of a Day' by Irvin D. Yalom

    Review: 'Creatures of a Day' by Irvin D. Yalom
    Psychiatrist Irv Yalom is 83. I call him Irv because that's what he asks his psychiatric patients to call him. I picture him as a sprightly firecracker of a guy, tooling around San Francisco on his bicycle, stopping into the City Lights bookstore near...
  • Kiphart named Lyric's interim CEO

    Kiphart named Lyric's interim CEO
    Richard P. Kiphart, chairman of the board and a longtime member of the executive committee of Lyric Opera of Chicago, has been named Lyric's interim president and CEO. He will serve until Lyric's annual meeting and the conclusion of its fiscal year in...
  • Poet who found fame with 'Shorty' to throw 'Big Small Penis Party'

    Poet who found fame with 'Shorty' to throw 'Big Small Penis Party'
    It's not the size of the poem, it's how you use it. Or so British poet Ant Smith might have you believe. After the writer's long ode to his not-so-long penis, "Shorty," became a big hit, he decided to use his poem to help other men in the same rowboat....