Chaz Ebert: 'Our dilemma is that we still find ourselves in the midst of the first wave of the pandemic and, while we hope for a vaccine, the future still remains far from certain.'
I like to start my mornings off with a little soothing-to-the-soul music.
In her debut and award-winning novel “Do You Dream of Terra-Two?” Temi Oh crafts a poignant picture of life in space as a team of young astronauts discover their existential destiny in the universe. But this is not your average sci-fi adventure novel.
You asked: How much is enough?
I have to say, I’m incredibly proud of the team at Krannert Art Museum and what they’ve achieved over the last few months, under seriously trying circumstances.
I recently had the great pleasure of walking into the Champaign Public Library and browsing its collection of new picture books.
It won’t be quite the same as strolling through a crowd on a warm summer day, listening to live music, sampling restaurant foods and nibbling on ears of sweet corn, but two popular local festivals are proceeding in a pandemic-safer virtual way.
I’ve always been fascinated by the timeliness of movies. What with a usual lag time of about a year between the end of production and when a film hits the screen, that a feature speaks to social concerns occurring while it’s playing means that either the director in question was prescient or…
Jon Seydl and his staff originally intended to open the museum in early July, but they wanted to make sure they were completely ready.
Mike Ross: 'As far as I can tell, unless criteria change, it’s hard to be able to imagine going into larger gatherings until that vaccine is out there and showing effective results.'
David Kraft is now selling theater seats — a row of three for $150 — plus projectors, popcorn popper, ice machine, tools, speakers and lighting equipment.
I suppose that looking back to the past is inherent in our nature. The phrase “If I knew then what I know now” is tinged with regret, a futile thought many of us fall victim to.
'If you’re Black and racism hasn’t crossed your doorstep yet, I pray it never will, but in this moment of racial reckoning and face off against a double pandemic, we have an opportunity to right the wrongs that have happened to so many others. And where better to focus our collective attention than on the safety and care of our Black and Brown children.'
Maintaining a consistent tone or mood over the course of a movie is something that’s much harder than it seems, a process that requires an assured hand behind the camera.
Semi-retired after 24 years as a professor of environmental chemistry from the University of Illinois, Richard A. Larson decided to write a murder mystery novel that he feels more accurately portrays scientists’ lives as, well, people.
As in the old Gershwin song “You say tomahto, I say tomayto,” you may call the device that fosters internet connectivity a “rauter” or a “rooter,” but don’t turn it off. Nearly everyone with an internet connection uses a router, although you can connect at a single fixed location directly to…
It's shaping up to be a school year like no other for everyone — including marching bands. Bob Asmussen looks at how several of them plan to adjust this fall.