Robin Williams won kudos for his performance in “Patch Adams,” the story of an idealistic doctor who uses clown humor as part of his treatment.
PAXTON — A Swedish Heritage Day celebration is returning to Majestic Park in downtown Paxton on Saturday.
The celebration runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The park will be the site for music, artisans, crafters, food and fun.
The music starts at noon in the park's gazebo.
Each week, N-G film reviewer Chuck Koplinski will pick a flick you should be sure to catch.
From "Life Itself" to Krannert Center's Opening Night Party to art from war, Melissa Merli has you covered.
Has Steve James' "Life Itself" about Roger Ebert won any awards?
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Melissa Merli chats with Scott Barber, 48, of Urbana. Barber is the founder and lead designer of Scobar, a business (scobar.biz) in which he screen-prints his designs on apparel. For a short explanation of what he does, go to his video at bit.ly/1sBgRHb.
"Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil" is the latest book from ex-psychoanalyst Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, who also wrote "When Elephants Weep" and "Dogs Never Lie About Love." In "Beasts," Masson sets out to explore why humans with their intelligence and advanced abilities are more violent against each other than animals are.
These two books show that everyone has things they keep to themselves
Each week, The News-Gazette offers a selection of events provided by area libraries:
Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.