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  • PASSINGS: Patriarch Pavle, Paul Wendkos

    PASSINGS: Patriarch Pavle, Paul Wendkos
    Patriarch Pavle Serbia's Orthodox leader Patriarch Pavle, 95, who led Serbia's Orthodox Church and called for peace and conciliation during the Balkan ethnic conflicts of the 1990s but stopped short of openly condemning Serb nationalism, died in his...
  • Bronfman plays Salonen's Piano Concerto

    Bronfman plays Salonen's Piano Concerto
    On Feb. 1, 2007, the New York Philharmonic premiered Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Piano Concerto, his most ambitious orchestral score. The Big Apple's skeptical concert-goers and critics, proudly sporting their late-model flashiness detectors, responded with...
  • Modern approach works for I Palpiti

    Modern approach works for I Palpiti
    By the time the Festival of International Laureates' I Palpiti string orchestra enters Walt Disney Concert Hall for its annual showcase, it usually sounds ready to take on the world. Such was the case again Saturday night; the young 24-member ensemble...
  • Dissident or not, Ismail Kadare is one of the greats

    Ismail Kadare is, in many ways, among the most problematic of major writers in contemporary Western letters. But that shouldn't prevent readers from savoring "The Siege" for what it is, a significant work by an important, fascinating author. Though he...
  • Greece is the word in white wines for summer

    A few months ago, a wine made its way into my glass that was so far outside my wheelhouse it haunted me long after the bottle was empty. It was a Greek wine, a terse, piney Roditis called Petra made by Kir-Yianni winery from a region called Florina, in...
  • Justice is the key to peace in Darfur

    The arrest of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic last week demonstrates that justice is possible. Far from being the political leader he styled himself as, Karadzic, who has been indicted on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, is now just a...
  • Balkans' Pink Panther jewel thieves smash their way into myth

    Balkans' Pink Panther jewel thieves smash their way into myth
    So let's get this straight. A guy in the raspberry business from western Serbia smashes and grabs his way through a heist eight time zones away in Tokyo and scoots off past shopping centers and sushi bars with a $31-million necklace known as the...
  • Slide show of Eastern Europe, the Balkans

    EASTERN EUROPE Slide show Ralph Velasco will show slides and discuss his recent journey through Eastern Europe and the Balkans, including Budapest, Hungary; Belgrade, Serbia; and Dubrovnik, Croatia. He also has tips for improving photography skills....
  • World of change in winemaking

    World of change in winemaking
    Chicagoans are thirsty. Whether it's an $8 glass of 2006 Brooks Riesling from Oregon raised in a toast at Webster's Wine Bar in Lincoln Park, a $15 bottle of French ros� named the "Pink Criquet" and tossed back on an Oak Park porch, or a $2,125 bottle...
  • 'Flying' the line

    The 45th parallel: It's close to where Custer met his maker and Mary Tyler Moore flipped her hat high for TV cameras. It links thirsty Russian czars with Madonna's winemaking dad in Michigan and connects the Shroud of Turin with a new Japanese museum...
  • Sarah Palin's TEA Party: A third party?

     
    by Mark Silva Mark this as the week in which one of the potential players for 2012 set out to brand herself: Sarah Palin, the "common-sense conservative.'' Three years from now -- think about that phrase a moment -- we'll......