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Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:20 am
 I just moved in with my fiancé whose 5-year-old daughter stays with us part of the week. On the evenings she’s at the house, my fiance just goes to sleep, leaving me to entertain her. (She li...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am

Short-staffed jewel withers

 While tourists bustled in and around the museum side of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on a recent summer day, the library portion was quiet.Just two people perused newspape...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 The dark, highly-sexualized Cabaret is an interesting choice for the Muni, that stalwart of wholesome outdoor musical theater where the audience is invited to sing the national anthem before eve...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am

The classic American diner is dying

 A few years ago, I met an old pal from Springfield in Chicago. We grabbed a bite at the Marquette Inn, the ground-floor diner named after the magnificent 1895 Loop building of that name which ho...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 Occasionally I see something that is so bizarre, so out of place, so wrong that I have to assume I’m hallucinating. For example, I could have sworn I was delusional when I heard about the Nati...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 I went through a horrible divorce several years ago. Our marriage got very ugly, and I was mainly at fault. I’ve since worked very hard to get my life together and become a better person, but...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 Enjoy art, music and children’s activities this weekend during the Art Spectacular at Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon in Washington Park. The tenth-annual art fair is ranked as the “Best Fine...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 As a precursor to Sunday’s 100-mile Capital City Century bike race, enjoy a free, 8-mile bike ride led by Naomi Greene and Jim Hajek of the Springfield Bicycle Club. The ride will occur on Sat...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 American presidents love their pets. The Obamas adopted a dog named Bo shortly after Barack’s election in 2009, the Clintons brought Socks the cat and Buddy the dog to Washington, and John F....
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 Based out of South City, St. Louis, CaveofswordS travels in otherworldly ways in the sound sphere, spending time in advancing the cause of art, dance, poetry and music. Calling their genre DubWa...



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