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In light of Philip Roth's recent announcement of his "retirement" from writing, a scene from the 1977 movie "Julia" comes to mind. It's a delicious cinematic moment, involving as it does the deft puncturing of pomposity — always satisfying to...
A couple of decades ago, in another incarnation, the industrial building that is Woodlawn's Experimental Station was a dark and brooding drop-off recycling center. Now brick, steel, concrete and wood have been replaced and repurposed and, on Saturdays...
Tags: University of Chicago
It's getting cold out there, and what better way to keep warm than by cozying up for a flick at your local cinema? This season, there is no shortage of quality films to watch, whether you're looking for something escapist, such as Peter Jackson's...
J. Ernest Green's masterful conducting of the Annapolis Chorale, Chamber Orchestra and soloists in two performances of Richard Einhorn's "Voices of Light," an oratorio set to Carl Dreyer's 1928 silent film "The Passion of Joan of Arc," brought a unique...
-------------------- Woes of the True Policeman A Novel Roberto Bolaņo, translated from Spanish by Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 256 pp., $25 -------------------- An early death isn't the end for a writer. Like a special dispensation from...
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Jules Massenet's "Werther" is a staple of the European opera house repertory, but its Goethe-inspired protagonist remains an infrequent visitor to American shores. Despite the fact that the opera received its American premiere in Chicago, in 1894, Lyric...
You can take Walter Mosley out of Los Angeles — in fact, Mosley did so himself, moving to New York decades ago — but you can't take L.A. out of Walter Mosley. The master of several genres keeps the city present, from his Easy Rawlins detective...
Aspen Brianna Mock, Windber, and Barret Eugene Ferre, Johnstown, are announcing their engagement. Miss Mock is the daughter of Terry and Elsie Mock, Windber. She is a 2006 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a Bachelor of Arts...
Staff WriterAs turbines rise in Ocotillo Wind Express, questions remain over the type of impacts the project will bring to the Valley and its westernmost community. Some fear about their health. But whether turbines do in fact pose health concerns is an issue...
Jacques Barzun, a courtly French American scholar with a bracing knowledge of Western civilization who helped found the field of cultural history and in his 90s wrote the epic if improbable bestseller "From Dawn to Decadence," has died. He was 104....
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Columbia Pro Cantare opens its 36th season with a choral blast when it does Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m., at Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School. It's such a popular piece of classical music that audiences seemingly...
Special to Tribune NewspapersThe fourth screen adaptation of Louis Pergaud's 1912 novel (and one of two dueling versions to hit French theaters within a week of each other), this "War of the Buttons" melds the book's anti-militarist story of feuding rural schoolboys to a...
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