Sara Horn writes about Christian themes, and she likes to do experiments in her marriage to work on applying biblical principles and improving her life. The title of her book, "My So-Called Life as a Submissive Wife," really caught my attention because surely there's not a women's author out there who would promote being a submissive wife today, right?
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URBANA — The opening reception for the fifth annual Eric Show is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Illini Union Art Gallery, 1401 W. Green St.
The juried art show featuring work by area high school students was established in 2010 and is endowed by Dale and Peg Steffensen of Urbana in memory of Dale's late son, Eric (1951-70).
"The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured The World's Most Notorious Nazi" by Neal Bascomb (Arthur A. Levine 2013) starts in May 1960 on a dark street corner in Buenos Aires.
A man steps off a bus. "He has no idea what is waiting for him." This nonfiction account of the Israeli capture of German Nazi Officer Adolph Eichmann reads like a thriller.
Two local high schools are presenting musical productions this week:
— The High School of St. Thomas More in Champaign will present the musical "Bye Bye Birdie" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the school, 3901 N. Mattis Ave., C.
The tree is raining:
Molten snow remnants plop down
On my hatless head
— Kathy Walsh, Champaign
CHAMPAIGN — The Nakatani Gong Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Krannert Art Museum as part of the Sudden Sound Series.
The orchestra, directed by acoustic sound artist and percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, is a nontraditional one that explores the harmony of multiple gongs.
URBANA — Work by Jason Patterson is being featured in the latest Artist of the Corridor Exhibition Series in the City Building.
When you meet Aaron Paul, he's pretty much as you would expect him to be: a compact bundle of energy who is gracious to a fault and eager to talk to you about anything.
When the husband-wife team of Chris and Anne Lukeman speak in public, Chris joked, it's usually because they're arguing on a movie set.
On this occasion, though, the young couple made nice as they spoke to 40 or so people as part of the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization's "Meet the Pros" series.