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Richard J. Leskosky: Superb cast, great ad libs mark 'His Girl Friday'

Nowadays both sides of the political spectrum question the biases and ethics of the different news media (at least those on the opposite side).

Here's what's happening on the literary scene

Author to sign books in Danville

Georgetown native Thomas Lopinski, now of Los Angeles, will sign copies of his second novel, "The Art of Raising Hell," at Book World in Danville's Village Mall from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. The book was published by Dark Alley Press.

Melissa Merli: Efforts underway to make C-U a movie hot spot

By now, especially if you follow Shatterglass Studios on Facebook, you know its new offshoot, Shatterglass Films, along with Chaz Ebert, will adapt to film Chris Benson's book about Emmett Till.

Stones still rolling along

The Rolling Stones 2015 Zip Code Tour, which starts today, doesn't get any closer to here than Milwaukee (June 23) or Indianapolis (July 4).

No Chicago? I saw them at Soldier Field in 1997. They opened with "Satisfaction" and closed with "Brown Sugar." Somewhere in the middle, they did a bluesier, more intimate set on a smaller stage.

C-U Haiku, May 24, 2015

Edited by Lee Gurga/For The News-Gazette

Yard's a mess,

Who's cleaning up?

Take a guess.

— Fred Olds, Sidney

A well-researched transgender story from the 1800s

"The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell" (St. Martin's Press 2015) by William Klaber is based on the true story of Lucy Lobdell, who became Mrs. George Slater and bore Helen Slater before becoming Joseph Lobdell in 1853.

The author began his project as non-fiction about this historic figure before changing to the fictionalized "memoir" it has become.

Ask 'Mimi,' May 24, 2015

After seeing in your article last week that Joan Jett is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I heard the band Chicago is not. If true, wouldn't you say the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a credibility issue? Who's next ... Milli Vanilli? —Sheila Lamb

Here's what's happening on the theater scene

Stone Soup Shakespeare will return to Twin Lakes Park in Paris at 6 p.m. Saturday with a free outdoor performance of William Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado About Nothing."

Ted Kooser: An American life in poetry, May 24, 2015

Poets often do their best work when they're telling us about something they've seen without stepping into the poem and talking about themselves. Here's a lovely poem of observation by Terri Kirby Erickson, who lives in North Carolina.

Hospital Parking Lot

Headscarf fluttering in the wind,

stockings hanging loose on her vein-roped