Arts & Entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) — It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.
Each week, N-G film reviewer Chuck Koplinski will pick a flick you should be sure to catch.
From tackling the NFL draft in 'Draft Day' to jamming at the roller rink with the Twin City Derby Girls, staff writer Tim Mitchell's recommendations for the week ahead:
"The Good Wife," "Homeland," "Scandal," "Nurse Jackie" and, well, "Girls" are just a few current shows that put women front and center.
And this fall, even more women are stepping up.
Not your typical harp performance
Harpist Ann McLaughlin will present at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Parkland College Theatre a solo harp show in which she will interweave live harp, percussion and vocals with animated videos and theatrical lighting.
Last summer, while packing to move into my new house, I unearthed a box of forgotten letters I had saved from my college years.
The majority of the letters were from my grandmother, who passed away several years ago. I cherish her little cards and letters, with her distinctive handwriting and the way she inserted a sideways "ha!" above the sentence break after a humorous anecdote.
By Ted Kooser/U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06
Faith Shearin's poetry is conversational while moving gracefully and almost effortlessly toward conclusions that really have some punch to them. This one is a good example of that. Shearin lives in Maryland.
Music at My Mother's Funeral
During the weeks when we all believed my mother
was likely to die she began to plan
I love funny books and write about them quite often, from Jim Gaffigan's "Dad is Fat" to Ellen Degeneres' "Seriously ... I'm Kidding." But I'm not sure any humorous book has had me laughing until tears were running down my face like Dave Barry's most recent work, "You Can Date Boys When You're Forty."
Edited by Lee Gurga/For The News-Gazette
buzz the smooth green pumpkins
to man up and turn orange
— Rosemary Laughlin, Urbana