| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:14 PM
Poetry makes nothing happen.
So saidW.H. Auden.
Who never lived in Chicago.
Or knew Don Share. Share is the senior editor of Poetry magazine, the venerable Chicago-based literary institution. It turns 100 next year and has seen far more than nothing...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 3:58 PM
Last year, the New Haven Review decided to expand into the realm of publishing books. It started with three titles — Rudolph Delson's How to Win Her Love, Gregory Feeley's Kentauros and Charles Douthat's Blue for Oceans.
Douthat's Blue for Oceans...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 12:26 PM
With his gig at the Steppenwolf Theatre now seemingly an annual event, Tony Fitzpatrick is taking on the air of Garrison Keillor, and his motley crew of sidekicks is looking a bit like a cut-rate cast of "Prairie Home Companion." As seen from the back...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 9:23 AM
The complete schedule of the Meijer Gardens Summer Concert Series features
Comedian, actor, and banjo player Steve Martin is on the 2011 Summer Concert Series schedule, live on June 26.
It is the first time Martin has appeared at the venue. Three other...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 12:15 PM
Like Garrison Keillor, whose column used to appear in The Sun, Dan Rodricks underestimates the power of the tea party in American politics ("Question for tea party: What now?" Aug. 4). He should have read John Malagrin's letter right across the fold ("Tea...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 3:22 PM
The Alaska State Fair, slated to open Thursday, is celebrating its 75th birthday this year. The 12-day event brings a panoply of playful fun that’s become a late-summer tradition back to the Mat-Su Valley.
Fair organizers are hoping to draw even...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Suzy Bogguss says it all started with Garrison Keillor back in 2008. As a guest on his radio show, she realized that everyone loves singing along to "Red River Valley," but children don't seem to know the tune. With music education fading from public...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 1:07 PM
Bravo, fat lady.
Or rather, bravo, "World of Opera," the public radio show that brought a measure of sanity to the drama surrounding Lisa Simeone, the Baltimore-based public radio host who landed in a controversy over media bias last week over her...
| Nov 4, 2011
Tom Keith, who created an astounding array of captivating, hilarious, bawdy sounds and voices as longtime master of radio sound effects for Garrison Keillor's nationally syndicated "A Prairie Home Companion," has died. He was 64.
Keith, who also co-...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Baltimore's book festival got here first.
Organizers of the 16th annual Baltimore Book Festival, which opens Friday, say they aren't fazed that a larger, glitzier, more star-studded event is being held on the exact same weekend just 40 miles to the...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 5:45 PM
No joke: Bernie Mac is the funniest American writer of the past 132 years. Funnier than Woody Allen. Funnier than Lenny Bruce. Funnier than David Sedaris. Funnier than Mark Twain even, and certainly funnier than Dave Barry. At least, the late King of...