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Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 01:03 pm

Student recitation contest

 Poetry Out Loud is a national contest for teens that challenges them to eloquently recite poems aloud by memory. The Poetry Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts cosponsor the annual...
Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 07:08 pm
 In a 2013 piece that was harder to write than it is to read, I remembered my good friend and long-time I contributor Rich Shereikis, who died of advanced pancreatic cancer at the age of 75....
Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 06:45 pm
 In my recent babbling about which collective noun best describes residents of Springfield, I explored which of the word endings "-ian" or "-er" was most appropriate to attach to the word Spr...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 02:39 pm
A couple of week ago Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan announced his intention to introduce legislation to cut the corporate state income tax rate – that is, the rate applied to business prof...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 10:30 am
 Since David Atkins asked the right questions about the wisdom of the recent purchase of Time Warner Cable by Comcast, I won’t have to.  . . . the taxpayers funded much if not most o...
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 02:41 pm
 Amy Acker's Beatrice is hearing something she probably oughtn't in Much Ado About NothingJoss Whedon is a geeky pop culture megaforce, with credits ranging from Buffy the Vampire Slayer t...

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