Top Plays of 2016

What a year of theater! This year was a lot of Shakespeare due to Shakespeare 400. I should also point out that I have not included Aloft’s El Circo Cheapo in this list or in prior years for a simple reason. El Circo Cheapo is always amazing and was part of my life that it […]

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10th Annual Jane Addams Day!

This past Saturday was the 10th annual Jane Addams Day in Illinois. It was my fourth helping the American Association of University Women Chicago, Inc. celebrate this excellent day. We partner with our Illinois chapter and the Illinois Woman’s Press Association to host an amazing event. We started with speaker, Louise Knight, historian and author, […]

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Best Movies of 2016

Now I’m going to talk about my favorite movies I saw this year. To qualify, the movie must have been seen in a movie theater. So I have also included movies here that are not new but reshown (usually at the Music Box or Gene Siskel) Peggy Guggenheim Art Addict This documentary talks about the […]

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Top Books of 2016

Every year, I like to come up with a list of the top books I’ve read for the year. Every year, it’s a mix of fiction and nonfiction, recently published books and older works, and comics. I don’t try to limit it to ten books because I may have read many more amazing works. Below […]

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