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  • Book review: 'The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories' by Don DeLillo

    Book review: 'The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories' by Don DeLillo
    It's impossible not to get a sense of déjà vu reading "The Angel Esmeralda," the first book of short stories in Don DeLillo's 40-year career. The themes here are echoes — of one another, yes, but even more, of the issues that have defined DeLillo'...
  • Do out-of-date travel books have any use for more modern journeys?

    Do out-of-date travel books have any use for more modern journeys?
    It's time for the travel two-step: First, deciding where in the world you'd like to go for your summer vacation. Second, finding the perfect travel guide to accompany you. I've been known to stand in a bookstore aisle for long agonizing stretches, reading...
  • 'Timon' of a galaxy far, far away ...

    In Chicago Shakespeare Theater's new rethinking of Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens," the venerable London stage actor Ian McDiarmid plays Timon, "a psychological mess," the actor says, "a British lord in America, rich from birth and generous with money,...
  • No laughs but plenty of relevance in 'The Trojan Women'

    No laughs but plenty of relevance in 'The Trojan Women'
    Now is the summer of our discontent. If you'd like a little theatrical relief from all that's ailing America's body politic, Anne Bogart and SITI Company are probably not your ticket. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Tragedian's name: The...
  • Political resignations and general strikes hit Greece

     
    As the Greece Parliament prepares to vote on austerity measures, the nation sees a nationwide strike and a wave of Cabinet resignations over demands by the European Union for ever-deeper spending cuts....
  • Greek parliament approves new spending cuts amid protests

     
    As thousands of protestors took to the streets and violence ripped through central Athens, Greece’s parliament on Sunday approved yet another round of punishing public spending cuts to secure international rescue funds and ease fears of a calamitous...
  • Greek leaders agree to new spending cuts in bid to avert default

     
    Greek political leaders reached an agreement Thursday on more austerity cuts in order to qualify for a second international bailout. The agreement came after weeks of tortuous talks and will help avert a potential sovereign default next month....
  • Can this relationship be saved? A German in Greece gives her take

     
    Germany, Greece, euro, European Union, economy: Edit Engelmann might be uniquely suited to sort through the Greek-German discord. Engelmann is a German who came to Greece for love, marrying a Greek man and relocating to Athens four years ago. Her book...
  • Greek conservative leader Samaras fails to form coalition

     
    Upping the chances of a new election next month, Greece’s conservative leader Antonis Samaras said Monday he had failed to find a coalition partner to form a new government....
  • Greeks to go to polls May 6; could complicate economic recovery

     
    Greeks will go to the polls May 6, the prime minister announced Wednesday. The election will be a hard-fought race whose uncertain outcome could deepen Europe's debt crisis as Greeks grow weary of ever-harsher austerity measures....
  • Robbers steal priceless artifacts from Greek museum; Minister quits

     
    Armed robbers steal dozens of priceless artifacts from a museum in Ancient Olympia in Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. The robbers overpowered the sole night guard on duty, raising questions about the cash-strapped Greek state's ability to...