| Mar 13, 2011
A History, a Theory, a Flood
Pantheon: 531 pp., $29.95
Partway through "The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood," James Gleick describes a technological innovation so transformative that it was heralded as "one of...
| May 8, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Darko Tresnjak, a theater director known for his work with Shakespeare, world classics and the rediscovery of neglected plays, is expected to be named the new artistic director of Hartford Stage when the board votes Monday morning. He will succeed Michael...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 8:22 AM
Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia is a comedy of manners, a play of ideas, and a playful and profound consideration of the human predicament. The worst thing that can be said about the play is that it’s awfully talky, and the best thing that can be...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 9:52 AM
Scores of shows are opening in Chicago this fall. Here are 10 productions to anticipate with particular relish.
Just a few weeks after the opening of the Broadway transfer of the Kennedy Center revival, Chicago director Gary Griffin stages...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 9:33 AM
"Well, let's be honest," said Timothy Douglas, over a coffee in Evanston the other day. "There aren't many people who look like me running theater companies that look like Remy Bumppo."
Douglas, the new artistic director of that very Chicago company, was...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 12:39 PM
***1/2Traveler, lover, playwright, spy — Aphra Behn’s improbable careers could have filled a few John Le Carre novels. The 17th century author of “The Rover” is cited most often as the first woman who earned her living...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:12 PM
With all due respect to Stanley Kubrick's excellent “Lolita,” Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1978 English-language version of Vladimir Nabokov's “Despair” remains the greatest big-screen Nabokov adaptation. (Hiring Tom Stoppard to...
| Dec 6, 2011
Covert Affairs actor Sendhil Ramamurthy hopped on the Dunkin Donuts Studio On The Run to talk about: never wanting to be an actor, being pre-med and his parents remind him of it every day, playing an intern on the pilot to Grey's Anatomy, his first acting...
| Aug 12, 2011
Award-winning British actor
John Wood, 81, a British actor who won a Tony Award in 1976 for his role in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's "Travesties," died Saturday in his sleep inEngland, his agent announced.
Best known for his...
| Feb 23, 2012
Barney Rosset, the renegade founder of Grove Press who fought groundbreaking legal battles against censorship and introduced American readers to such provocative writers as Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet, died Tuesday in...
| Sep 24, 2009
| 4:32 PM
-- Missing masterpiece: A 1948 painting by Magritte valued at about $1.1 million was stolen in broad daylight from the Musee Rene Magritte in Brussels. -- Digging deeper: Republican Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming said in a press release (pdf......