| Mar 26, 2011
| 4:16 PM
For as long as there are words left unsaid to fathers, there will be songs about dads. Everclear had “Father of Mine,” a song about a father who beat his wife and abandoned his children, while Jane’s Addiction’s absentee-father...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 5:25 PM
For book and art lovers, it's possible to spend as much time in the Museum of Contemporary Art store as the MCA itself. Located in the southwest corner of the MCA, the book section occupies the second floor of the store and it's full of things you won't...
| Jan 11, 2011
Debbie Friedman, a self-taught Jewish folk singer and composer who transformed synagogue music and worship by infusing traditional prayers with a contemporary sensibility, died Sunday at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. She was 59.
The cause was...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 7:03 PM
In case you haven’t already found yourself gagging over the pre-holiday hype, Valentine’s Day is Monday. I just toss this tidbit out for the poor souls reading this who might take flak from their loved ones, should they overlook the big day....
| Feb 17, 2011
| 12:53 PM
For its new album, Plain White T's looked to the circus for inspiration. The French-Canadian circus, no less.
Before he started writing "The Wonders of the Younger," lead singer Tom Higgenson had gone to see "O" by Cirque du Soleil, a show that...
| Sep 26, 2011
When Sally Pofcher took the CEO job at Paper Source four years ago, she found too much of a good thing.
The Chicago-based independent stationery and crafting store reflected the quirky tastes of its founder Sue Lindstrom, an artist obsessed with paper...
| Sep 26, 2011
Greeting card companies have taken a cue from the nation's 9 percent unemployment rate.
In a six-by-four inch envelope, someone can send a friend who lost his or her job a pre-printed message of encouragement and sympathy.
Though not available at...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 8:47 AM
Here are the top deals at Chicago supermarket Dominick's for the week of June 16. I don't list every sale in the Wednesday flyer, only the ones that I think are a good deal or that have good coupons available.
My favorite deals at Dominick's this week...
| Mar 20, 2008
The raffle was over, the drinks were flowing and the gray-haired crowd at VFW Post 9399 was in a mood to party when David Serby approached the stage.
A lanky South Pasadena singer-songwriter, Serby had been asked to sit in with the aging house band and...
| Sep 21, 2008
Santa Rosa, Calif.
Maybe you came here, to the edge of wine country, for some grown-up fun amid the Cabernets and Chardonnays of Napa Valley. But for dessert, you get the house that Charlie Brown built.
Or rather, the museum Charles M. Schulz built. And...
| Apr 23, 2008
Like most artists, Dean Mitchell always painted what he knew.
Cypress trees. Tobacco barns. People. "My uncle Ben and stuff like that."
Then, as now, his artistic influences were Rembrandt, Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth.
The people he knew and painted...