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Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am

Legislating on what people speak widens cultural divides

The Ukrainian conflict has highlighted the instability of nations in which languages and cultures compete for dominance. Despite fundamental differences, parallels have been drawn with the situation i...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
in the car the whole family drivingnorth I was eight I discovered a metalwhistle a slush pump by blowing andsliding the plunger up or down one couldmake swooping sounds I soon realizedby stopping on a...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
 This isn’t just drumming – this is an amazing combination of percussion instruments that look like beautiful sculptures, explosive and hypnotizing sounds of Taiko drumming and the perfectly...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
 Locals Johnny Molson and Mary Young star in the Lanford Wilson Pulitzer Prize-winning play Talley’s Folly at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, March 14-16 and 21-23. Set in Missouri during 194...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield’s other famous artist, Ethel Mars

Vachel Lindsay undoubtedly wins the distinction of Springfield’s Most Famous Resident, Arts and Letters Category, but he wasn’t the only Springfield native to make it big on the art scene. Lindsay...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
Have you heard about High Frequency Trading? HFT is sweeping, purely speculative financial transactions that have been made possible by huge leaps in technology. Done by super-fast computers, using ma...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
“There was no money allocated at all before the election of 2010,” Gov. Pat Quinn told Chicago TV reporter Charles Thomas about allegations that the governor had spent millions in state anti-viole...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
 Will ye be havin’ a pint or two of Guinness to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day come Monday?If so, you won’t be alone. No other libation or comestible is as closely associated with Ireland as the...

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