| Feb 3, 2015
| 9:53 AM
Harper Lee published "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1960. The novel was a wild success: It won the Pulitzer Prize, was a bestseller, and was adapted into an acclaimed, Oscar-winning film in 1962. As the years ticked by and "To Kill a Mockingbird" became an...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Does extreme privilege point, like an arrow, to a sort of rot within the true-blue American spirit? Putting criminal insanity aside for a moment, the answer's a qualified, sorrowful yes in director Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," a true-crime drama...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:56 PM
With the start of the new year, a new season of theater begins and there are some pretty exciting productions planned.
Touchstone is continuing to explore Bethlehem's connection with China in the epic community performance "Journey from the East." Civic...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Artist Andy Warhol was an enigmatic figure, so when his diaries were published after his death they caused a sensation. Sometimes gossipy, other times insightful, and often mundane (he constantly notes the cost of taxi rides), they showed that the man who...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Editor's note: For Christmas 1968, Truman Capote listed for the Tribune the books he would buy for his friends. Christmas is upon us, so we take a look back this week at a 1968 story Truman Capote wrote listing all the books he would buy for his friends....
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:52 PM
The 1959 murder of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas, brutal and mysterious, was made famous by author Truman Capote. With unfettered access to the investigators and confessed killers, and working at the top of his craft, Capote told the story of...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Alice Finch Lee had neither the fame nor the notoriety of Truman Capote and Harper Lee, who grew up in the same tiny Alabama town where she was born. But she was a legend in her own right.
She practiced law in Monroeville, Ala., for seven decades,...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Designer Cornelia Guest shares her passion for animal-free products through several fashion and food-related endeavors.
The New York-based socialite, who was named "Debutante of the Decade" in 1986 during the International Debutante Ball and counts some...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Friday | "The Mousetrap": Jonathan Berry directs Agatha Christie's popular whodunit. Through Dec. 14 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd. in Skokie; 857-673-6300 or northlight.org
"The Nutcracker": House Theatre revisits its modern take on the...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"CANNOT believe that Marilyn M. is dead. She was such a good-hearted girl, so pure, really, so much on the side of the angels. Poor little baby. God bless her."
Truman Capote to literary critic Newton Arvin, in the summer of 1962.
THE ABOVE quote...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Joanne Carson is perfectly content to give Truman Capote credit for writing the most beautiful moment of her never-finished memoir, a passage about falling in love with the man who would become king of late-night television.
Here's what she wrote: "I...