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  Actress Betsy Means introduces fans to Emily Dickinson at the Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake. The Grammy Award-winning Robert Cray Band plays blues at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.

Sunday picks: Meet Emily Dickinson in Grayslake

Updated: 11/15/2013 03:16 PM

  Andy Warhol's artwork has always grabbed attention and sparked discussion, but one of his portraits of Farrah Fawcett is about to receive scrutiny of a different kind in a Los Angeles courtroom. The case centers on a relatively simple question: Does...

Trial to decide fate of Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett

Updated: 11/17/2013 07:29 PM

  Oprah Winfrey has heard this story before. A wave of high-profile films about black people receives accolades. A heart-warming trend of greater on-screen equality is declared. Hollywood basks in its multiculturalism - and then returns to business as...

In banner year for black films, the hope is for momentum

Updated: 11/16/2013 11:42 PM

  Black-and-white movies are a rarity today, but they nevertheless cling to a persistent and exceptional existence among more flashy fare at the multiplexes. Usually black-and-white is attempted by ambitious young filmmakers or veterans with enough...

'Nebraska' continues allure of black-and-white films

Updated: 11/16/2013 11:33 PM

  In television’s vast universe, there is perhaps no acquired taste that is more difficult to acquire than the taste for “Doctor Who,” BBC’s long-running sci-fi series about an alien dandy who navigates the time-space continuum...

‘Doctor Who’ at 50: Charming but a little too alien

Updated: 11/15/2013 02:53 PM

  The prolific and award-winning Amy Tan has delivered yet another sweeping tale of mothers and daughters that spans continents and generations. “The Valley of Amazement” begins in Shanghai in the early 1800s where she introduces readers...

Amy Tan tells sweeping tale in new book

Updated: 11/15/2013 02:54 PM

  Harbor Country, as it is known just across the Indiana border into southwest Michigan, is only about 90 minutes away from Chicago’s suburbs. But it’s another mindset away from the stresses of day-to-day life. “Our eight towns are...

Michigan towns lure suburbanites with promise of relaxation

Updated: 11/15/2013 02:56 PM

  A 1930s-era movie theater. A county hospital. An old brick rooming house. A bustling airport. Sites associated with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, are scattered throughout Dallas and beyond. As the nation marks the...

Dallas sites tied to JFK’s killing still resonate

Updated: 11/15/2013 02:56 PM

  Nothing thrives in Illinois like local government -- almost 7,000 units that tax, spend and drive up debt in a state struggling to pay off vendors and cover almost $100 billion of unfunded pension liabilities. More than any other state, Illinois...

Illinois: Land of too many taxing bodies?

Updated: 11/17/2013 10:44 PM

  President Benigno Aquino III said Sunday that he will stay in typhoon-battered Leyte province until he sees more progress in the aid effort following complaints from survivors that they have yet to receive proper help.

Philippine president to camp in Tacloban

Updated: 11/17/2013 08:56 PM

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