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Maryland WeatherOur hurricane season may be off to an unimpressive start, but the western Pacific is another story. We're not speaking of Hurricane (now tropical depression) Felicia, which is producing enormous waves as it passes through the Hawaiian Islands. The big.......
Paul GreenbergThe bloody war-by-proxy continues in Syria. It pits the embattled, increasingly desperate but still determined and far from defeated dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad against a disorganized amalgam of rebels, aka the Free Syrian Army. Each has its own array...
"The Woman Upstairs" by Claire Messud, Knopf, 264 pages, $25.95. Nora Eldridge, an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Mass., is a reliable neighbor who has always lived on the fringe of other people's lives. She wanted to become an artist. A new...
Victor Davis HansonWar seems to come out of nowhere, like rust that suddenly pops up on iron after a storm. Throughout history, we have seen that war can sometimes be avoided or postponed, or its effects mitigated -- usually through a balance of power, alliances and...
Tags: Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Politics, South Korea
Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti has been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia that will force him to bow out of the orchestra’s entire tour of the Far East, Jan. 25-Feb. 7. After the Italian maestro, 71, flew home to Milan,...
Tags: Hernia, Italy, Flu, Milan (Italy), Entertainment
Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti is expected to be released Tuesday from a hospital in Milan, Italy, where on Monday morning he successfully underwent a hernia operation. "Maestro Muti’s surgery went smoothly and he is...
Tags: Hernia, Italy, Flu, Milan (Italy), Culture
Riccardo Muti just can’t seem to catch a break. And, this time around, it isn’t only the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago public who are being affected by his health issues. Thousands of listeners throughout the...
Tags: Italy, Culture, Entertainment, Milan (Italy), Michigan Avenue
Chicago winters have proved to be singularly unlucky for Riccardo Muti. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director has canceled the remainder of his scheduled appearances with the orchestra through January while he continues to battle a flu bug....
Tags: Italy, Flu, Entertainment, Culture, O'Hare International Airport
Americans who watched Monday's debate learned that Mitt Romney wanted to sound like Barack Obama on major world issues and that Obama wanted to highlight the contrasts. They learned that Romney can be vague and Obama can be condescending. They learned...
Tags: Wars and Interventions, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nuclear Policy, Iran
I lived in Taiwan for about a year back in the early 1990s teaching English and trying my hand at learning Chinese Mandarin. On one occasion, I came into work having memorized several Mandarin sentences that I was "trying out" on the other teachers and...
Tags: Genesis (music group)
Have you ever had a long day? The kind of day that just takes it right out of you? Several years ago, fresh out of college, I took a job teaching English in the land of Taiwan, also known as the Republic of China. My job was to teach conversational...
No sooner have the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti unpacked their bags from their successful tour of Russia and Italylast month than they are making plans for two more foreign trips together next season. The music director will take his...
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