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  • 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...
  • 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opera producers such as New York City Opera (which suspended operations in October) and San Diego Opera (which in May rescinded a unanimous vote made by its board two months earlier to close the company) bemoan the difficulties of sustaining an...
  • 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...
  • 'Dreadnought' takes to the skies, powered by Unreal Engine 4

    GamerHub.tv LOS ANGELES - Yager is entering the free-to-play video game space with a unique sci-fi multiplayer aerial armada combat game, "Dreadnought." At E3 2014, the developer had five versus five gameplay running in pre-alpha, although from the...
  • Lyric Opera Baltimore scales back to one production and concerts for 2014-2015 season

    Lyric Opera Baltimore scales back to one production and concerts for 2014-2015 season
    Lyric Opera Baltimore, which scaled back from three productions to two after its 2011-2012 inaugural season, is scaling back again. Only one staged work, Puccini's "Madama Butterfly," will be presented during 2014-2015, the company's fourth season. "The...
  • Maya Angelou's lingering hum

    Maya Angelou's lingering hum
    She bought her clothes for their colors in secondhand shops — "beautiful reds and oranges, and greens and pinks, and teals and turquoise" — and wore them in happy mismatch. She danced feathers and a few sequins to Alvin Ailey's leopard print...
  • (Book)ing your summer vacation

    (Book)ing your summer vacation
    Summer lends itself to reading and vacations, so why not combine the two into a literary trip? The homes and studies where many great writers toiled over their prose have been preserved. See original manuscripts, often in the author's own handwriting....
  • Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights advocate, dies at 86

    Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights advocate, dies at 86
    Poet, memoirist and performer Maya Angelou has died at age 86, Wake Forest University announced Wednesday. The multi-talented artist was also a celebrated civil rights advocate and pioneer. As a poet, Angelou was best known for reading at President...
  • 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...
  • REVIEW: 'The Elixir of Love' by the Opera Theatre of St. Louis

    REVIEW: 'The Elixir of Love'  by the Opera Theatre of St. Louis
    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....