I asked artist Sallie Wolf what Calypso means in the name of her Calypso Moon Studio, which she shares with artist Kate McDonnell. She told me that after 10 years of war, surrounded by men and living out the male ideal of the warrior, Odysseus was kidnapped by the nymph Calypso.
If you followed my recommendation to see Super Size Me after reading last week's column, chances are you're spending a bit more time in the kitchen. And that's good. It also means that you're reading this column, and that's very good.
A host of 28 dancers from Oak Park and River Forest are making magic now during the 20th anniversary run of Ballet Legere's production of The Nutcracker. They join 130 dancers and a 23-member orchestra hailing from Chicago, its surrounding suburbs and northwest Indiana.
When Scott Hargadon and family moved into a Victorian home in River Forest just over a year ago, he little suspected that a loose fireplace tile with "TRENT" embossed on the back would lead into industrial history, cross-country phone calls and midnight watches on eBay, as curiosity evolved into hobby.
The Friars were dealt three blows over the weekend starting with a 72-63 double-overtime loss to 13th-ranked Brother Rice in an electrifying Catholic League crossover match-up on Friday night at the fieldhouse where starting forward Peter Flowers suffered a concussion that kept him out of a 59-52 loss to Morton on Saturday.
With entertainment (that includes sports) currently and creatively in a downward tailspin?#34;reality television, NBA brawls, MLB players on steroids, and "Christmas with the Kranks"?#34;is it any wonder how difficult it is to find something that piques our interest without deluding it?