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  • Schoolteachers in love, looking for a patch of blue sky

    Schoolteachers in love, looking for a patch of blue sky
    David Eldridge's "Under the Blue Sky" is a closely observed, carefully built and rather sad play — and thus ideal for Chicago's intimate and unstinting Steep Theatre — about the love lives of schoolteachers. Unless you're talking scandal,...
  • Miners cross a painted line into art world

    Miners cross a painted line into art world
    Anybody who has ever left a tough, close-knit, working-class community for a life as a painter, writer, musician, dancer or some other creative career is familiar with a couple of abiding truths. The arts can change your life — if you're lucky...
  • Murphy's Push To Strip Rights From Non-People Scary

    Thursday brings our annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in that storied year, 1776. The defiant document was preceded by Americans commanded by George Washington chasing their British masters out of Boston and followed...
  • Authentic portrayal of wartime Britain has power all its own

    Authentic portrayal of wartime Britain has power all its own
    When playwright Terence Rattigan's beautiful and long-neglected "Flare Path" was first performed in London in 1942, Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit" was all the rage. To many Americans, Coward and his snippy pals still represent the English stiff upper lip...
  • Jonathan Munby's 'Caesar' is more about the mob

    Jonathan Munby's 'Caesar' is more about the mob
    "We're inventing a Rome," said Jonathan Munby over lunch recently, "that looks and feels like contemporary Washington." Although he was born in Yorkshire, England, and bases his freelance career in London (with frequent forays to the Royal Shakespeare...
  • Pro-al Qaeda group seen behind deadly Benghazi attack

    Pro-al Qaeda group seen behind deadly Benghazi attack
    A pro-al Qaeda group responsible for a previous armed assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is the chief suspect in Tuesday's attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, sources tracking militant Islamist groups in eastern Libya say. They also...
  • Official: 2 U.S. Marines die in 'sustained attack' on Afghan base

    Official: 2 U.S. Marines die in 'sustained attack' on Afghan base
    Two U.S. servicemembers were killed early Saturday during a "sustained attack" at a joint base in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, military officials said. The slain Americans were both Marines, a U.S. defense official said, while three or four...
  • French magazine fined for topless Duchess Catherine photos

    French magazine fined for topless Duchess Catherine photos
    Article Highlights: NEW: Irish Daily Star is conducting investigation before deciding whether to shut down Catherine and Prince William "welcome" the injunction, the palace says A court orders Closer magazine to hand over the photos within 24 hours...
  • Make like Middleton -- embrace nude hosiery

    Make like Middleton -- embrace nude hosiery
    Need a leg up? Answer Angel is here to help. Dear Answer Angel: I know the fashion is to not wear hosiery in the warm weather so I'm wondering what you think about leg makeup. Would that be a good alternative? I've got spider vein issues so I feel...
  • Robin Gibb, member of the Bee Gees, dies after battle with cancer

    Robin Gibb, member of the Bee Gees, dies after battle with cancer
    Robin Gibb, one of three brothers who made up the disco group the Bee Gees behind "Saturday Night Fever" and other hits from the 1970s, died on Sunday, according to a statement on his website. He was 62. Gibb "passed away today following his long...
  • 'Mr. Selfridge': The man who invented retail therapy

    'Mr. Selfridge': The man who invented retail therapy
    Until recently, the Vera Wang bridal shop in Singapore imposed a non-refundable $482 fee to try on dresses. And last month a health food retailer in Australia posted this notice on its door: “As of the first of February, this store will be...