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  • Andrean theater students win accolades

    Andrean theater students win accolades
    MERRILLVILLE — Andrean Theatre Company has had a banner year, winning accolades at a state competition and selected to represent Indiana at a national festival in Nebraska in June. Andrean High School senior Sandy Akers became acquainted with the...
  • A restaurateur who's an artist outside the kitchen

    A restaurateur who's an artist outside the kitchen
    The guests have hung their coats by the indoor swimming pool of a 23rd-floor penthouse overlooking Beijing's iconic Bird's Nest stadium. In the apartment's soaring atrium, designed like a traditional courtyard home, a chef carves roast duck alongside...
  • Review: 'The DUFF'

    Review: 'The DUFF'
    "The DUFF" stands for "Designated Ugly Fat Friend." From that cruel acronym, we now have a movie designed to appeal to fans of the source material. Kody Keplinger wrote the book when she was 17 and a merry slave to high school clique cliches. But her...
  • Word Watch: Our Love/Hate Relationship With Puns

    Pity the pun. Spurned as the lowest and dullest form of wit, the pun elicits groans not giggles. Charles Lamb called the pun "a pistol let off at the ear." Ambrose Bierce defined the pun as "a form of wit, to which wise men stoop and fools aspire."...
  • Film highlights art from Works Progress Administration

    Eighty years after the federal Works Progress Administration put unemployed artists to work creating sculptures and murals for post offices and courthouses comes this reminder from film maker Michael Maglaras: Look around. Much of the art is still...
  • Stratford Festival plans to film all Shakespeare's plays

    Playing the mad title role in Shakespeare's "King Lear" was never supposed to be easy. That's just what Colm Feore wanted. The classical actor chose to make his Lear "absolutely hateful" and "corrosive" for the Stratford Festival in Canada this past...
  • ETHS players take on 'Hamlet'

    Evanston Township High School presents the Shakespeare tragedy "Hamlet" Feb. 12-14 in the school's Upstairs Theatre. Next year marks 400 years since William Shakespeare's death. "You think of Shakespeare as this thing that is totally outside of a...
  • President Obama, America's Nero

    President Theodore Roosevelt said, "Speak softly, and carry a big stick." More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessantly) and carries a twig. Like Nero of ancient Rome, Obama fiddles, takes selfies and does Internet...
  • TV Picks: 'Helix,' 'Shakespeare,' 'Parks and Rec,' 'Greenville'

    TV Picks: 'Helix,' 'Shakespeare,' 'Parks and Rec,' 'Greenville'
    "Helix" (Syfy, Fridays). Ronald D. Moore, who rebooted "Battlestar Galactica" and brought the highland romantic fantasy "Outlander" to the TV screen, is an executive producer of and contributing writer to this well-wrought sci-fi suspense serial, now in...
  • 818 Roundup: Local foundry handcrafts SAG Awards statuettes; Burbank council, school board forums

    818 Roundup: Local foundry handcrafts SAG Awards statuettes; Burbank council, school board forums
    Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, January 22, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 78 degrees and a low of 49 degrees with partly clouds in the evening, according to the National Weather Service. In case you missed them, here...
  • Students experience the Bard

    Students experience the Bard
    The works of William Shakespeare got a modern and humorous twist Tuesday at the Alex Theatre as more than 1,100 Southland students were treated to a unique production featuring scenes from five of the legendary playwright’s famous titles. Now in...