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Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 I was one of the few who wasn’t completely taken in by Zack Snyder’s 300. While the aesthetic he employed – digital backgrounds, bleeding colors and darkly accented characters that suggest...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 First day of spring poemMy snowdrops are up, shivering, but visited by honeybees, and so I offer you my mother’s love poem to my dad, written in 1924, whiletheir May marriage was pending. Beca...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 You know him and you love him and now a version of Shrek you probably haven’t seen is coming to the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Shrek the Musical runs March 21-23 and 28-30. Based on the Osc...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 In honor of Bach’s birthday (Bach was born March 31, 1685), four local talented musicians will perform a baroque concert at Blessed Sacrament Church on the evening of Friday, March 21. Oboist...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 Celebrating Women’s History Month, the American Association of University Women and University of Illinois at Springfield History Department present a roundtable of historians, elected officia...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 In L. Frank Baum’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the wizard turns out to be a big phony – just an eccentric old guy sitting behind a curtain, using his booming voice to spew nonsense in...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 Way back in 1992, I did a story about Dan Rutherford’s first run for the Illinois House of Representatives.The House Democrats back then were quietly spreading rumors about Rutherford’s priv...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 For years I’ve been asked why I always specify unbleached all-purpose white flour in my recipes. And for years, my answer has been the same, “Yes, you can substitute bleached for unbleached ...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
We’re not going to jinx ourselves by saying that winter is over, but we’re hoping the last of the snow has already melted for this season. The warmer weather has us eager to start our gardens, and...

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