| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Several months ago at his parents' Naperville home, Randy Stine stumbled on an issue of his high school newspaper in which seniors talk about their future plans.
He doesn't remember writing that he wanted to be a successful singer in an a cappella...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When theater director Jon Vickers hopped on the phone with Variety, his single-screen cinema was in the middle of a typically diverse run. The night before, it had screened a brand new restoration of Luchino Visconti's "Sandra." That night, the program...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
I have never been a fan of rewriting the rule book when it comes to sports. I wept a little on April 6, 1973 when New York Yankees first basement Ron Blomberg strode to the plate as baseball's first designated hitter. I threw nachos at the screen the...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:10 PM
When Adrianne Wadewitz became a Wikipedia contributor 10 years ago she decided to use a pseudonym, certain that fellow scholars at Indiana University would frown on writing for the often-maligned "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit."
| Jun 6, 2014
Your handwriting is a mirror of your soul.
I live with this fear, and I say fear because my penmanship, like the penmanship of almost everyone I know, has devolved since the glory days of childhood into a gibberish of dots and lines that would baffle...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 1:14 PM
If the Wasmuth Quartet is not a familiar name, that's precisely the reason why the Candlelight Concert Society is presenting this young chamber music ensemble on Sunday, June 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.
| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:22 PM
I wasn't surprised by the response to my Tuesday column on the Isla Vista rampage; several readers — more men than women — took issue with my stance that societal attitudes toward women had a role in shaping the killer.
But I was surprised...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Lee Hyla's friends, colleagues and students remember him as a supportive musical colleague and a composer with a profoundly individual voice.
The vivid extremes of expression that made his music so compelling owed as much, they said, to his experience...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Greater Hartford ranked 12th out of metropolitan areas in the U.S. for overall health and fitness in the seventh annual American Fitness Index released Wednesday.
Washington, D.C., topped the list, followed by the Minneapolis-St. Paul region; Portland,...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
As evidence has mounted that "The Gospel of Jesus' Wife" — that tiny papyrus fragment that has Jesus saying, "My wife ... " — may well be a clever forgery, some scholars who study early Christianity have arrived at surprisingly strong...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Summer lends itself to reading and vacations, so why not combine the two into a literary trip?
The homes and studies where many great writers toiled over their prose have been preserved. See original manuscripts, often in the author's own handwriting....