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'Escape Artist' is Brad Meltzer's best book in years

“The Escape Artist” (Grand Central), by Brad Meltzer 

(AP) — A plane crash unveils a vast covert government operation with ties to master escape artist Harry Houdini in “The Escape Artist,” Brad Meltzer’s latest thriller.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Illinois Symphony Orchestra presenting a musical feast for your ears
The Illinois Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Ken Lam, is joined by Michael Boudewyns as Sam-I-Am, and Kimberly Schroeder as Madame Theodora Geiselevska in Green Eggs & Ham.
Thursday, March 8, 2018

"Meet Harriet Tubman, Underground Railroad Conductor"
Join in the fun for an enjoyable afternoon with Kathryn Harris as she presents a living portrayal of Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and civil rights activist who guided slaves to freedom via 19 Underground Railroad trips into the South before the Civil War.
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Randy Bachman reimagines some George Harrison tunes
Randy Bachman, founder of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, let’s his imagination run away with 11 George Harrison songs on “By George — By Bachman,” which mostly succeeds when respecting the Quiet Beatle’s melodies, but sometimes fails to capture the grace and elegance of the originals.
Thursday, March 8, 2018

A young man's infatuation with Tokyo in the 70s
At a time when there still weren’t a lot of foreigners in Japan, Ian Buruma moved to Tokyo to immerse himself in the esoteric world of avant-garde Japanese theater and film.
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Film review: 'A Wrinkle in Time' gorgeous at times
Go ahead, pick your favorite young, villain-vanquishing fantasy heroine. Meg Murry probably came first.
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Wall Street Journal Best Sellers
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Subject matter of Zadie Smith's 'Feel Free' ranges wide
The subject matter of Zadie Smith’s newest collection of essays, “Feel Free,” ranges wide. She addresses world issues from the perspective of Britain, her home, including climate change, Brexit and multiculturalism. She discusses the origin and use of Facebook.
Saturday, February 24, 2018

A Little Off-Season Indulgence

If you're like me and can't resist buying hothouse grape tomatoes in the middle of the winter -- even when we know better -- this recipe will address any buyer's remorse.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Make a scene at these places from your favorite films
(AP) — Winter had trespassed into spring the day I visited Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Austria, where Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp children sang and danced their way through “Do-Re-Mi.” Snowflakes stuck to my nose and eyelashes and also found their icy way down my neck.
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Wall Street Journal Best Sellers
Friday, February 9, 2018

Wall Street Journal Best Sellers
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Enjoy A Touch Of Spice

It's the time of year when I have an urge to travel. Call it cabin fever or simply the craving to be somewhere warm and exotic, where the sights, sounds and smells of a new culture are revitalizing.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Some Korean foods may taste familiar during the upcoming Olympics

SEATTLE (AP) — Spam, trout, fried chicken, moon pies and anything slathered in mayonnaise — those are some of the flavors of South Korea's home cooking that might seem just a bit familiar to the U.S. athletes and hordes of westerners preparing to descend upon the small Asian country for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Books: Burke's 'The Wife' is solid domestic thriller

(AP) — The issue of sexual harassment and assault gets a new spin in Alafair Burke's gripping new novel, "The Wife." With a fine eye for believable characters and what motivates people, Burke sculpts a solid domestic thriller that's fresh and timely.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Movie fans: Real places in Oscar-nominated films from Dunkirk to Toronto

NEW YORK (AP)  From the beaches of France where "Dunkirk" took place to a historic Toronto theater where "Shape of Water" was filmed, fans can visit many of the real-world destinations depicted in this year's Oscar-nominated movies.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

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