| Mar 3, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Here's a well-worth trip for Connecticut theater-goers:
Boston's Huntingtoin Stage Company will open its season with a new musical based on Rudyard Kipling's stories and the 1967 Disney's animated musical film "The Jungle Book, adapted and staged by...
| Jul 3, 2011
To End All Wars
A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 450 pp., $28
We think of Europe in 1914 as a continent all too eager for war — volunteers jamming recruiting offices, festooned soldiers...
| Jun 5, 2011
The Most Beautiful Walk in the World
A Pedestrian in Paris
Harper Perennial: 336 pp., $14.99
"Paris belongs to its piétons — the pedestrians. One goes naturally à pied — on foot. And it's only on foot that you discover its...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:17 PM
LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose.
Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum.
The museum never happened.
| Apr 3, 2011
So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why.
Here's one reason: They defy time.
Start with just the...
| May 10, 2011
| 1:18 PM
A Cook County jury convicted a South Side man of first-degree murder this afternoon in the 2009 videotaped beating death of Fenger High School sophomore Derrion Albert.
Eugene Riley, 20, showed no reaction when the jury announced its verdict after...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:42 AM
A contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state's worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform.
| Dec 14, 2011
| 2:05 PM
My mother taught piano lessons. In 1930 she had her own radio show in Monongah, W. Va. Under her tutelage, I mastered “Chop Sticks,” “Heart and Soul” and just about any doo-wop melody. Years later, I was the darling of every dive...
| Jan 24, 2012
"'The Jungle Book' by Rudyard Kipling. I thought I was Mowgli, or I wanted to be Mowgli and have talking critters as friends. Absolutely, I wanted to escape the ghetto. I wanted to get out of poverty and live in some place magical. It seemed to me that if...
| Feb 18, 2012
100 Years Ago
Ellicott City Boy Gets A Prize
In the Baltimore News contest for the best essays by children, 12-year old Noble Watkins, of Ellicott City, was awarded the second prize for the following essay.
"Essay On Ireland: Ireland is a...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 1:17 PM
I read the post my daughter wrote on Facebook relative to the death of Drew Ferraro and found it to be insightful. You may recall Drew was the 15-year-old boy who took his own life by jumping off a three-story building at Crescenta Valley High School last...