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  • 'Orlando' at Court Theatre: 'Orlando' is too trapped in its visual moments

     
    THEATER REVIEW: "Orlando" ★★½ Through April 10 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.; Running time: 2 hours; Tickets: $40-$60 at 773-753-4472 or courttheatre.org Virginia Woolf's “Orlando: A Biography” is concerned with a young man who lives through many centur
  • Try this trio of dark tales from across the water

    Even the stereotypically cold, damp weather of Britain can sound divine next to Maryland's blistering summer temperatures. But as the following three dark British tales make clear, the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the pond. "A Book...

    Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Embroidered Ground Revisiting the Garden Page Dickey Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 250 pp., $25 Bookish gardeners know well (even in sunny Southern California) the delights of the winter doldrums. In rain and snow they diligently read their way through...

    Remarkable Person: Arlene K. Hoffman

    Remarkable Person: Arlene K. Hoffman
    Arlene K. Hoffman was a "Mad Woman" in the twilight of the "Mad Men" era, rising in just six years to head her own agency. Some of the ad campaigns she spearheaded became cultural touchstones: the Dannon commercial starring 100-year-old Russians; the...

    'A Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and Their Remarkable Families' by Michael Holroyd

    'A Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and Their Remarkable Families' by Michael Holroyd
    When Michael Holroyd takes on a subject, you know his sweep will be wide. This is not to say that he forfeits depth -- far from it -- but rather that he puts things in the fullest possible context. His groundbreaking biography of Lytton Strachey more than...