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  • Book review: Billy Collins’ “Horoscopes for the Dead”

     
    By Tod Caviness As we roll through National Poetry Month, you tend to hear Billy Collins' name so often thrown about as an ambassador and cheerleader of poetry you can almost forget that he's a poet. If so, get reacquainted. “Horoscopes for the...
  • 8 ways to celebrate James Joyce and Bloomsday

     
    Bloomsday is celebrated June 16 with toasts to James Joyce and "Ulysses" happening all over the world....
  • Rollins College professor’s work on National Public Radio

     
    Rollins College houses a chorus of literary voices. There's Billy Collins, a former U.S. poet laureate who may just be one of the most visible versifiers in this country. There's the critic Terry Teachout, author of biographies on characters as ...
  • Ann Patchett's retro Nashville bookstore

     
    Bestselling author Ann Patchett will open a traditional bookstore in Nashville later this year....
  • Ranking Musikfest's headline shows: None for the ages, but a lot of very good

     
    My bad news about the headliners at Musikfest’s main Steel Stage venue this year: None of them blew me away. Steely Dan at Musikfest: The best this year I didn’t have a single concert experience that had that spark to......
  • A don't-miss program about Chicago history

     
    Tonight at 8 p.m. on WTTW-Ch. 11: The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance, a renown weekly broadcast on Chicago's WLS-AM from 1924 to 1960 and on WGN AM until 1971. The narrator is public radio's Garrison......
  • Autism and romance mix in live-via-Internet 'On the Spectrum'

     
    L.A. playwright Ken LaZebnick tackles autism and romance in `On the Spectrum,' premiering Saturday in Minneapolis. Its Nov. 22 performance can be seen live over the Internet....
  • In rotation: 'Mark Twain Words & Music'

     
    A series in Sunday Calendar about what Times writers & contributors are listening to right now... In this year that Mark Twain, the quintessential American novelist, humorist and rabble-rouser, has undergone a spike in popularity thanks to the publication...
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’: Regis Philbin spoof, Muppets lift show

     
    The show had surprises. Republican presidential candidate Jon Hunstman visited "Weekend Update." Paul Rudd popped in on the Kissing Family. Another bonus: Florence + the Machine was the capable music guest....
  • Mark Twain: Google Doodle honors troublemaker, master of insult

     
    Mark Twain, who had arguably one of the sharpest tongues in literary history, is celebrated with a wide-angle Google Doodle on Wednesday showing Tom Sawyer and a young companion he's duped into whitewashing a picket fence....
  • A couple of more highlights from last weekend

     
    Two more recordings from last weekend's "Songs of Good Cheer" concerts. The first is an sweet, old carol from the British Isles. Dunstan Lullaby .mp3 The second...I know, I know. But if anyone can soften you to the carol often......