| Sep 20, 2011
| 10:46 AM
Bay Theatre founder Janet Luby could not conceal her delight as she announced that the first celebratory event of the coming season, a fashion show and fundraiser, had sold out nearly two months in advance. She's hoping it will be the first of many...
| Dec 4, 2011
The Art Nouveau movement covered it all — decorative arts, architecture, fashion, dance, advertising and more — and this book seeks to restore the movement's prominence in the discussion of modern art....
| Jan 2, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Coach Mark Turgeon said today that Maryland’s season essentially began anew once point guard Pe’Shon Howard and center Alex Len became available. The duo has played together for two games now.
“Albany (on Dec. 28) was really the first...
| May 22, 2011
Here at Book Review, we know what looked good to us on the summer bookshelves, but we couldn't help but wonder what some of our favorite authors were looking forward to tossing in their travel bag or bringing out to the backyard or the beach for one of...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 2:26 PM
While reading a book on contemporary physics some time ago, I realized that attempting to comprehend it was like trying to floss the teeth of a flea.
With broken fingers.
I managed to finish the book, but the...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 10:57 AM
In her famous poem, Emily Dickinson opines that, "Hope is the thing with feathers/that perches in the soul." In Ann Patchett's new novel "State of Wonder," newly widowed mother Karen Eckman, distraught over the mysterious death of her husband in an...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 3:26 PM
The two twin lunar orbiters recently launched by NASA will no longer be known as Grail A and B. A fourth-grade class in Bozeman, Mont., has renamed the probes Ebb and Flow.
The class beat out more than 11,000 students from across the nation who submitted...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 6:31 PM
The way Sgt. Jennifer Shockley writes it, the wild and woolly Unalaska, Alaska could be a magical land full of mysterious creatures and strange customs.
Take this recent entry in her now famous Unalaska Police Blotter:
Animal - Petite piles of poo...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Professors Nancy Ogle, soprano, and Ginger Yang Hwalek, Ph.D., pianist, both from the University of Maine, will present a hybrid reading/music performance entitled "America in the Poetic Imagination" at Rockford College's Fisher Memorial Chapel on Friday,...
| Mar 1, 2012
"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come."
Building community is a sacred process, so I begin here, with a Chinese proverb that a healer and social worker turned into a song. The sacred has an intensely personal dimension...
| May 29, 2008
| 5:31 PM
All that noise and no singing -- that's not music.
That's what they said about Glenn Miller! Probably not, but people rioted over Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring." My point here is that I've heard some old-people music, so you should trust me.