| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:30 PM
When I mentioned to my mother that among the many delights of a recent family trip to southwestern England and London was the terrific food, she hesitated, then replied: "Oh, really?"
Clearly her memories of dining in the United Kingdom during her own...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:30 PM
As sweet, familiar and reassuringly bland as rice pudding, Richard Curtis' "About Time" evokes a sense of deja vu, not least for anyone who's seen "The Time Traveler's Wife," a conceptually similar love story that also co-starred Rachel McAdams. After the...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:42 AM
The Gallery at Kinderhook Group, 19 Main St. (Route 41) in Salisbury, presents “Savor the Seasons,” an exhibit of 20 new pastel landscapes by Sybil Perry of Cornwall, the entire month of August.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday,...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Take it from the town crier: The royal baby has been born, and boy is he a little prince.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to an 8-pound, 6-ounce son at 4:24 p.m. London time, 8:24 a.m. PDT — name to be announced "in due course,"...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:04 AM
The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council is hosting its second annual Garden Party at the Harwinton home of Victoria Elliot and Marvin McMillen. The gardens at the home were designed by Major Henry Hornbostel, who was an instrumental architect for the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 1:35 PM
There’s a cherry tree growing in the Miller House garden. It sits among the gooseberry bushes, near the grape arbor and under an ancient black walnut tree that overhangs from a neighboring property. There’s a fig tree, a quince tree, a...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:51 PM
The British royal family announced the delivery of the newest heir to the throne in a simple statement delivered by both modern and traditional methods.
It was sent out at about 8:30 p.m. London time via email and social networks. A short time later,...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:32 PM
In an era when time is money, and cellphones, computers and jammed schedules keep us ridiculously busy day and night, why would one spend seven days traveling to England when a plane can get you there in seven hours?
The answer is simple: There's no...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Ok, it's the middle of July and people in Britain are starting to get a little edgy, waiting for the any-day-now birth of the next potential heir to the throne.
Although the royal family hasn't disclosed the baby's precise due date -- if, by the way,...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:30 PM
A love triangle entraps fiery artists and lovelorn toffs in "Summer in February," a British Edwardian-era drama that boasts no shortage of pretty production design, eye-candy costumes and staggering seascapes, but lays on the melodrama with thick...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 4:52 AM
Find fireworks, parades and festivals in your town below. Jump to West suburbs, South suburbs, Northwest suburbs, Lake County or North suburbs.
Fourth of July Fireworks at Navy Pier
9:30 p.m. July 4, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave. Free. 312-595-...