Weekly entertainment calendar
Five O'Clock Steakhouse: Honeyboy Lee & The Honey Pot Band, 8 p.m. Feb. 6, 2416 W. State 7, 6869 W. Forest Home Ave., Greenfield. . Sunset Playhouse: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6; 2 and Center Street Library: Black ...
February 5, 2015
Literopolis: A Weekly Look at Portland Literary Events, March 16-22
On Saturday, Powell's City of Books will be hosting Skip Horack, author of The Other Joseph, a novel about a man named Roy travelling across America to connect with a teenage girl who reached out to say she was the daughter of Roy's brother thought ...
March 16, 2015
Don't shoot the mistletoebird!
“Mistletoes are found world-wide, from the cold coniferous forests of Canada and Northern Europe, throughout the Americas and Africa, extending into cactus-dominated deserts and humid tropical rainforests,” says Dr Watson. Most Australian ...
February 13, 2015
Spring 2015 Children's Sneak Previews
Amulet calls out with Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge, a YA changeling tale; Frank Einstein, Book Two by Jon Scieszka, ilus. by Brian Biggs, starring the titular kid science genius; Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions by Sheila Grau, illus. by Joe ...
July 22, 2014
Our guide to the Chicago International Movies & Music Fest 2014
Bayou Maharajah One of many fascinating moments in this 2013 profile of New Orleans piano man James Booker—the self-proclaimed "Black Liberace"—occurs early on, when an admiring Harry Connick Jr., perched in front of the keys, visually breaks down ...
April 30, 2014
Mimi Spencer: No bag is worth breaking your nose for. Beware the pitfalls of ...
A cuckoo clock. A book about giraffes. And then… ○ You can't be bothered to send it back. This, I think, is the trump card for online shops. Returns are a huge hassle – so much more aggravating than handing back a load of hangers to a shop girl and ...
October 12, 2013
Ready, steady, snow: get set for the new ski season
The chalet, sleeping 15, is surrounded by forest, but Megève is less than 10 minutes away. There's Unsurprisingly, it looks like the inside of a cuckoo clock, with springs as seat bases, cogs and clock faces as tables, pendulums swinging on the ...
October 2, 2013
The germinating mistletoe seed inserts a woods spur called an haustorium into the limb and the plant grows to blossom and fruit, siphoning water and nutrients from the host while generating its own energy from sunlight. It’s a little bird that does it. Something should be done about that bird, ’cause mistletoe’s killing more and more trees every year. Indeed, eucalypts stricken by mistletoe infestation present a joyless prospect: stark, leafless, forlorn, they fling knotted arthritic branches heavenward in apparent surrender to premature death. The state of Victoria declared mistletoe a noxious weed in about 1904. For years thereafter foresters removed it by lopping or by pollarding (cutting away the canopy, leaving limbs and trunk), but the lush parasitic pendulums re-established among... it was abandoned in the 1950s. A proposal to begin lopping roadside mistletoe in Cowra Shire was at one time considered and rejected by the council. Unlike local pundits, however, scientific researchers are loath to identify mistletoe infestation as the sole cause of host-tree mortality. Yes, they concede mistletoe has proliferated in some areas in the past decade or so – well, at least it’s become more conspicuous.
Abrams puckers up for Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews, illus. Grandma in Blue with Red Hat by Scott Menchin, illus. The Thing About Spring by Daniel Kirk, about rabbit’s worries that he won’t enjoy spring as much as he did winter. Lovey Bunny by Kristine Lombardi, first in a picture-book series about a rabbit who loves arts and crafts. and Under a Pig Tree by Margie Palatini, illus. Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman, showcasing collage-style vegetables wearing undergarments. by Joan Holub, illus. by Leslie Patricelli, new to the series of myths reimagined as contemporary tales for toddlers. by Toni Buzzeo, illus. Amulet calls out with Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge, a YA changeling tale. Critchlore’s School for Minions by Sheila Grau, illus. by Joe Sutphin, a series starter set at the premier academy for supplying minions to evil overlords. Rutabaga the Adventure Chef by Eric Colossal, kicking off a graphic novel series that combines fantasy and cooking.
See our sidebar for a rundown of the bands playing the Chicago International Movies & Music Fest. Writing about music is like dancing about architecture, the old saying goes. But the organizers of the Chicago International Movies & Music Fest have never been too concerned with those sort of distinctions: along with music documentaries and dramas about musical subjects, the sixth annual festival offers concerts, DJ... Bayou Maharajah One of many fascinating moments in this 2013 profile of New Orleans piano man James Booker—the self-proclaimed "Black Liberace"—occurs early on, when an admiring Harry Connick Jr. , perched in front of the keys, visually breaks... Connick describes it as a "French kind of sound with a swing feel to it," but it was mostly indescribable and impossible to pigeonhole—as evidenced by the wide scope of big-name players Booker backed. John and Allen Toussaint among them—appear on camera to fawn over Booker's virtuosic playing and remember his personal demons, which revealed themselves in his drug and alcohol abuse and rampant paranoia. Booker sparkles in the archival performance clips, and director Lily Keber wisely homes in on his live solo performances, bringing out his character and talent.
Forest Service staffing nine small lightning fires around Lake Tahoe
U.S. Forest Service crews are working to extinguish ... followed by the High Sierra Swing Dance Club's club night out at seven o'clock. He's back in the saddle again! Carson City's own lonesome cowboy and hopeless romantic, Rick J. Radecki, blasts off ...
June 28, 2015
Don't count out Park Forest's Pankatron
A little more than three years ago, we bid farewell to the Pankatron, the 60-year-old mechanical marvel of a griddle that cooked and served up flapjacks at the annual Kiwanis Club of Park Forest pancake ... electric fans, cuckoo clocks and every now ...
June 17, 2015
The Doctor Is In at the Cuckoo Clock Hospital
Today you can likely find him in his own personally designed and constructed workshop, the Cuckoo Clock Hospital ... clock. These metrics and diagnostics allow him to properly adjust the cuckoo. Most of the cuckoos Lehn works on are German-made Black ...
Germany's Black Forest: Dark woods and mushrooms
Triberg also boasts three claims to fame: cuckoo clocks, Black Forest cake and Germany's highest waterfalls. The waterfall trails were busy with visitors watching the Gutach river plunge in seven cascades, over 160 meters (525 feet) into the valley below.
April 23, 2015
Family fun abounds in Black Forest that inspired Grimms' fairytales
Triberg also boasts three claims to fame: cuckoo clocks, Black Forest cake and Germany's highest waterfalls. The waterfall trails were busy with visitors watching the Gutach river plunge in seven cascades, over 160 metres (525 feet) into the valley below.
April 20, 2015
Germany's Black Forest: Dark woods and mushrooms
Triberg also boasts three claims to fame: cuckoo clocks, Black Forest cake and Germany's highest waterfalls. View gallery This Sept. 4, 2014 photo shows a a Shaggy Ink Cap mushroom on the Black Forest floor in the Blackfor … The waterfall trails were ...
April 21, 2015
Meet Britain's most obsessive collectors
My brother and I still restore clocks, it's our main form of income. Funnily enough people from the Black Forest in Germany, where the cuckoo clocks we know today were originally made, still send their clocks to us for restoration. Now that we are both in ...
April 6, 2015