COURTESY PHOTO | Just breathe. Controlling your breath can lead to a good night’s sleep.
You know when you’re lying in bed, staring at the ceiling, thinking how badly you’d like to fall asleep?
It usually happens after thinking of just about everything else, which for me usually consists of creative story leads I can never remember, appointments I need to plan and when I last got my car’s oil changed. (more…)
Marlon Brando as Emiliano Zapata.
Movies at the Library will continue on Tuesday, February 24 at 7 p.m. with a stunning, little-known bio-pic, “Viva Zapata.” It is the story of Mexican firebrand Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against his country’s oppressive dictator, President Porfirio Diaz, in the early days of the 20th century. (more…)
CHARLES TUMINO ILLUSTRATION | The Mississippi Delta, the cradle of the blues, brought here from Africa, and Highway 61, the well-traveled pilgrimage route through the Delta. Sylvester Manor is celebrating the music the weekend of February 28.
Before it went north from the Mississippi Delta to go electric in Chicago, before it had a baby named Rock ‘n Roll, long before it came out of fields, cabins, shanties and Saturday night juke joints, and much longer before Bob Dylan revisited Highway 61, the origins of the blues were carried by enslaved people from West Africa to the New World in ships. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Baby, it’s cold outside. But there are ways to say warm and enjoy the winter.
How can we stay warm in this brutal winter without going broke and without looking like a fugitive from Vermont?
There is no simple solution, but there are better ways than layering to the point of immobility and dropping the thermostat to 58 degrees. Yes, I know people who do that! (more…)
The film we have chosen for Wednesday, February 25 is “Return To Me,” a sweet story of true love. Bob Rueland (David Duchovny), a construction contractor, is building a natural habitat for the gorilla at the Lincoln Park Zoo. His wife, Elizabeth (played by Joely Richardson), is a zoologist and taught the gorilla to use sign language. (more…)