| Jul 10, 2011
New Yorkers are always on the run. Bankers rush from Wall Street to Midtown; harried shoppers tear through the narrow streets of NoLita and SoHo. Travelers may find it hard to keep up with the pace — unless they bring their running shoes and join...
| Apr 11, 2011
Gil Robbins, a musician and actor who was a member of the 1960s folk group the Highwaymen, died Tuesday at his home in Mexico, said his son, actor-director Tim Robbins. He was 80 and had prostate cancer.
"He was very charming, open and funny," Tim...
| Dec 24, 2011
When we think about the year-end holidays, books often are at the center of our memories. Maybe we received a special book as a gift, and it became a cherished memento. Or maybe we read a book about the holidays each year, as a treasured part of our...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 2:22 PM
"Those people could be my neighbors," I heard one woman remark at the conclusion of "After the Revolution," the current production at the Next Theatre in Evanston. Actually, Amy Herzog's impressive 2010 play is set in Greenwich Village, where, to...
| Aug 26, 2011
The burly construction workers ignore the lanky man as he dips beneath steel beams, plods through muddy puddles and inches his way past the spinning barrel of a cement mixer. In his neat jeans, button-down shirt and leather brogues, he clearly is not...
| Aug 21, 2011
The brown-leather journal is my passport to Sept. 11, 2001. When I hold it in my hands, images and memories are no further away than yesterday.
I had no notebook with me when my husband and I dropped our children, 8 and 4, at school that morning. Then...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Nathan Lane, one of Broadway's most bankable names and the original star of "The Addams Family" and "The Producers," will appear alongside Brian Dennehy next spring at the Goodman Theatre.The storied duo will star in a new production of Eugene O'Neill's...
| Feb 23, 2012
Barney Rosset, the renegade founder of Grove Press who fought groundbreaking legal battles against censorship and introduced American readers to such provocative writers as Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet, died Tuesday in...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 12:12 PM
Just as the sun starts coming out in Chicago, so do a couple of terrific new plays.
The Goodman Theatre is just completing a season dominated by ambitious world premieres: "Stage Kiss" from Sarah Ruhl, "Mary" by Thomas Bradshaw, "El Nogalar" by Tanya...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Every novel worth reading has a line or two that hooks the reader in good. For Roberta Rubin, owner of The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Winnetka, those words were found on page 16 of "Rules of Civility." The narrator is describing her roommate, a young...
| Mar 1, 2011
Suze Rotolo, Bob Dylan's former girlfriend in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, who appeared walking arm-in-arm with him on the iconic cover of his album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan," has died. She was 67.
Rotolo, who played a role in the young...