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More than 50 years on, REO Speedwagon still can’t fight the feeling. The group, formed in 1967 in Champaign, Ill., is still a rock ’n’ roll fixture worldwide, celebrating numerous anniversaries each year — including its chart-topping ballad “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” which turned 35 this year. And it certainly has a hit-filled catalog to […]
Twenty-five years since their first EP seems like a good time for Spoon to take stock. Last month, the Austin, Texas, group released “Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon,” a compilation covering nine studio albums, and favorites such as “Got Nuttin’” and “Don’t You Evah,” as well as one new song, “No Bullets […]
Maria Semple’s 2012 comedy-adventure novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” ascended to the top of the New York Times best-seller list, where it lived for more than a year. Readers clearly became invested in the trials and tribulations of Bernadette Fox, an anxiety-ridden, sleep-deprived, incredibly gifted architect who hadn’t designed anything in years. Richard Linklater, the […]
Jim Winnerman, Special to MediaNews Group Learning that small passenger ships were again sailing the Great Lakes from Toronto to Chicago was, for me, akin to discovering a new American coastline had been found. “Last year, there were 30 voyages through the Great Lakes carrying 6,000 passengers, and that is expected to double in 2019,” […]
Annette Traverso, Special to MediaNews Group The editors at America’s Test Kitchen tell us in “How to Roast Everything: A Game-Changing Guide to Building Flavor in Meat, Vegetables, and More” (406 pages, $35; 144 recipes) that “something magical happens when roasting.” Reading those words was all I needed to dive into this cookbook. Being part […]
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