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  • Midwest events

    Midwest events
    Illinois Aug. 29-31: DeKalb Corn Fest. Started in 1977 the festival draws more than 100,000 visitors. There'll be live music, a carnival, beer garden and food, classic car show and more. 815-748-2676, cornfest.com. Miles from Chicago: 65 Sept. 1-6:...
  • Shakespeare's story, a smartphone's eyes, your experience

    Shakespeare's story, a smartphone's eyes, your experience
    High on my list of the top Chicago shows of 2011 was "En Route," a remarkable show created by a boutique Australian theater company called One Step at a Time Like This. Due in part to its very limited capacity — the Melbourne-based company...
  • These marathon plays can deliver some epic rewards

     These marathon plays can deliver some epic rewards
    By 11 p.m. Sunday night, the roughly two dozen cast members of The Hypocrites' production of Sean Graney's "All Our Tragic" had been together with their deeply loyal audience (and their hardworking crew) for 12 straight hours. They'd eaten pita bread...
  • Matthea Harvey's 'Tabloids' mashes word pictures with imaginative art

    Matthea Harvey's 'Tabloids' mashes word pictures with imaginative art
    True story: A teenager saw me with Matthea Harvey's new book of poems as I sat with it in a café and asked if she could look at it. She was the scowly sort, angry tattoo on her shoulder, who I thought was going to ask me if I had a cigarette; not,...
  • Read this column, or you'll regret it

     Read this column, or you'll regret it
    "Regrets, I've had a few," sings Frank Sinatra in the classic "My Way." Me too, Frank, me too. Paul Anka's lyrics continue with Ol' Blue Eyes singing "But then again, too few to mention." Although my regrets are also few in the grand scheme of things,...
  • Seattle teens dive into underwater robotics competition

    Seattle teens dive into underwater robotics competition
    In the McConnaughey house, on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, a robot sits as a centerpiece on the dining-room table. Three teenage girls question whether their creation will be ready for its next challenge. Snacking on guacamole and chips, Hannah,...
  • The North Park Dads Book Club

    The North Park Dads Book Club
    Our club: The North Park Dads Book Club Our meetings: We meet the third Tuesday of every other month at the Red Lion in Chicago's Lincoln Square. One unique thing about us: The club is all men, we only read fiction, and we actually read and discuss...
  • People, not politicians improve world economies

    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England -- "Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry." -- "Hamlet," Act I, Scene III William Shakespeare is not known for his economic expertise, but the...
  • Connecticut Repertory Theatre announces 2014-15 lineup

    The Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has announced its 2014-15 season, filled with classic comedies and challenging, engaging new work. "There is a point in life when each of us must give up the luxury of being 'nobody,' if only for a moment, to...
  • Moonlight Players 2014-15 season

     Moonlight Players 2014-15 season
    The Moonlight Players are mixing in rock and soul music among their lineup of plays this season. Thomas Kline takes over as artistic director of the group, though founder Jan Sheldon will direct the season-opening play: Shakespeare set in the Old West....
  • 'Blacklist' Actor Harry Lennix Launches Movie Production Company (EXCLUSIVE)

    Harry Lennix, who played a general in "Man of Steel" and the assistant director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division on NBC's "The Blacklist," has quietly become a prolific producer with three movie projects already completed. "I decided that I needed to...