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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 01:26 pm

Lincoln, Krohe and fried chicken

STATE WORKERS NEED LINCOLNAbraham Lincoln’s most striking quality was his commitment to doing what was right, no matter what. As a lawyer, he passionately tried cases he believed in. As presiden...
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 09:09 am
NPR’s this american life had stories about thelengths some parents have gone to make thegood saint real I was too young to recall whenhe brought our pony but there are photos ofmy sisters and me...
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 04:41 am
“It’s no poem without rhymes!”Amaiya, neighbor friend, avowed.“I have learned it now in school,Poems rhyme, and that’s the rule!So none of yours in Illinois TimesAre trul...
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 10:31 am

Two famous locals’ work united in new book

Vachel Lindsay, a lifelong resident of Springfield, internationally renowned poet and author of 20 books of poetry and stories, was born in 1879. Two years before Lindsay’s death in 1931 came th...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 03:21 am
The Molly Schlich 2012 Film Series begins Sunday, Jan. 22, at the AMC Parkway 8 movie theater with the viewing of the inspiring American film The Hammer. The story follows a young deaf wrestler who wo...
Thursday, July 7, 2011 07:05 am

Local poet’s new volume embraces multiple traditions well

I first met Hugh Moore in Allen Ginsberg’s living room, which often served as an auxiliary classroom for Naropa Institute, home to The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. We spent a soli...
Thursday, April 28, 2011 03:21 pm
Famous film and TV actor Anthony Zerbe, of The Omega Man, Papillon, The Matrix series and Star Trek Insurrection, juxtaposes and mixes the extraordinary poetry of E.E. Cummings with his own theatrical...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 09:25 pm
Local youths may be familiar with the confrontation and spectacle of mainstream hip hop, where the words flow effortlessly with messages of violence, money and sex. Less familiar is a close cousin, slam poetry, which also has smooth lyrical moves, but uses them to deliver appeals to social justice, racial understanding and cultural identity....

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