| Jul 7, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Inspiration is a fragile thing — an infant's frank gaze, a thought-provoking conversation, the last book you read.
We spoke to three women in the world of fine arts about what moves them to create.
Claire Sherman: It's all in the experiment...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 6:04 AM
The upcoming Chicago production of "The Book of Mormon" will put single tickets on sale to the public March 19, Broadway in Chicago said Tuesday.
But if you have an American Express card, you can buy tickets at 10 a.m. Friday, March 2. The "presale" will...
| Aug 19, 2012
There's been a lot of beard news to comb through this summer: Egypt elected Mohammed Morsi, its first bearded president. In Ohio, the big news is a series of beard- and hair-cutting attacks by Amish people against fellow Amish. Meanwhile, entertainment...
| Nov 14, 2010
The familiar symmetry of the Pacific 10 Conference is changing, and that calls for a road trip.
By joining the Pac-10 in 2011, the universities of Utah and Colorado will make it the Pac-12. With that, the rhythms of USC and UCLA fans traveling to the...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 6:00 AM
"The Book of Mormon" is releasing another 12-week block of tickets for its Chicago engagement. The new tickets, which go on sale Sept. 21, cover performances through June 2.
This is not expected to be the last "extension," although it remains an open...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:18 PM
No need to bone up on the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith before attending "The Book of Mormon" at the Pantages Theatre. Just know that this exceedingly naughty, though in the end disarmingly nice, show is devised by the minds behind "South Park" and that...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:47 AM
"War Horse,"the hit West End and Broadway show based on the children's novel by Michael Morpurgo and famous for its puppet horses, will be in Chicago for Christmas.
Broadway in Chicago announced Wednesday that the national touring production of the show,...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Texas prison officials have found polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs guilty of "a major disciplinary infraction" following an investigation into whether he violated policy by -- among other things -- preaching a Christmas day sermon from prison, a...
| Jul 22, 2012
The McSweeney's Book of Politics & Musicals
Edited by Christopher Monks
Vintage: 347 pp., $14.95 paper
Forget the theatrical success of "The Book of Mormon." What about "Palin! The Musical"? You can't help...
| Jul 22, 2012
America, You Sexy Bitch
A Love Letter to Freedom
Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black
Da Capo Press: 309 pp., $26
The 2008 presidential campaign had many unexpected consequences: It spawned the tea party...
| Aug 26, 2012
Scott Pace's journey into the military was far from traditional.
After graduating from Brawley Union High in Imperial County, he attended Brigham Young University in Utah for a year. He spent the next two years on his Mormon mission in Argentina and then...