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Seamus Heaney’s ‘Field Work’ is the perfect travel companion

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 27, 2022

The writer George Saunders once called poetry "truth forced out through a restricted opening." That makes for a pretty good description of travel, too. We glean what truths we can from where we find ourselves, whether that is the window seat of a bus, a cafe table, a riverside promenade or an unfamiliar bed. All of it from the narrow knothole that is our point of view.

Dear Annie 1/27

Dear Annie: Am I the only one who is annoyed by the lack of customer service in our country today? I am in my 70s, and I vividly remember the days when I would call a hotel to make a reservation. A live human being would answer the phone and handle my request.

A&E >  Entertainment

‘Funkle’ it up with Funky Unkle at Lucky You Lounge

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 27, 2022

Expect Funky Unkle to be quite busy in the studio and on the road during the summer since the entire group is comprised of teachers. "It's funny how that's worked out, but that's how it worked out for us," tenor saxophonist Austin Long said from his Audubon home.
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Review: This ‘Corpus Christi’ is worth visiting

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 27, 2022

I was invited to a sneak preview and full rehearsal of the late Terrence McNally’s controversial 1998 play “Corpus Christi,” in which the life and crucifixion of Jesus Christ is reimagined as a young gay man named Joshua in Corpus Christi, at Stage Left Theater on Jan. 20.

Ask the Doctors 1/27

Dear Doctors: When someone tests positive for COVID-19 now, what are they supposed to do? So much has changed since the pandemic started, what with the vaccines and the boosters and the different variants. Now they’re even changing how long you’re supposed to isolate. I’m confused.