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Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:04 am
 I’m often asked if I have any favorite filmmakers or actors, and if I do, if I go easy on them in the reviews I write of their work. Personally, the opposite is true – if anything, I’m har...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:03 am
 Welcome to our first “Now Playing” of December 2016. Yes, indeed, you read that right. We are fast approaching good-old two thousand and seventeen, with New Year’s Eve leading us into Firs...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:02 am
 As their promo blurb says, these guys “are guitar players. In fact, they are guitar players with the legendary band Little Feat,” and from there, the blurb goes on describing the incredible...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:01 am
 sides poem # 1I’m sick of hearing there are twosides to everything there are threesides six a dozen a thousand and ifreally only two is each equally sound look at galileo look at tycho brahe l...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:01 am

An outcast earns its place at the table

 In his book Dave Barry’s Bad Habits, humorist Dave Barry describes his mother’s approach to a balanced diet: “For every food she served you that you could stand to eat, she served you anot...
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 11:44 am
Alert readers will know that two mid-Illinois writers, translator and poet Robert S. Fitzgerald and Lincoln novelists and editor William Maxwell, have been much talked about in these pages over the ...
Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 05:00 pm
In "As the crow is bent" (perhaps my worst title ever), I explored the ramifications of my unusual surname.Unusual, that is, outside Cass County and environs. My father, on his travels around ...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 01:31 pm

Celebrate the chilly months ahead with fun events, picked just for kids

 Woodhaven Hospice Festival of TreesNov 18-20, 5-8pm Fri, 9am-1pm Sat, 12-2:30pm Sun. Decorated trees, designer wreaths and swags, centerpieces, food and baked goods, music, entertainment, kids c...

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