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Shakespeare Folio tours U.S. in 2016

Subscriber onlyIn the canon of Western literature, William Shakespeare's First Folio is "the jewel of our house." Published by the playwright's colleagues in 1623, just a few years after his death, this extraordinary book contains 36 plays and is the sole source for such immortal works as Macbeth, The Tempest and As You Like It. Without First Folio, our theater, our culture, our very language would be incalculably impoverished. Continue reading...

So sorry nature, I can't take your call

Subscriber onlySome Chicago union workers have their knickers in a twist over bathroom breaks. Continue reading...

Harris avoids coarse in Hedwig soundtrack

Subscriber onlyB Original Broadway Cast Hedwig and the Angry Inch Atlantic Neil Patrick Harris returned to Broadway in dramatic fashion as the star of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a revival of a 1998 Off-Broadway rock musical. Continue reading...

Syfy's Face Off puts on a new face with Season 7

Subscriber onlyAlmost everybody has a guilty pleasure reality show. Continue reading...

Son can't force mom to pick

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAROLYN: I have two grown sons, 34 and 31, both responsible, hardworking guys. The older is married with a 3 1/2-year-old. The younger has never married but has two children, 2 and 6 months. They both live nearby and I have a good relationship with both and I adore all of my grandkids. I host most of the family functions and have a pool they all like to use. Continue reading...

How do nudists feel about 'naked reality show' trend?

Subscriber onlyYou know how it goes with reality TV. Once an idea starts working, everyone else wants a piece of the action -- that's why we have so many shows about storage locker auctions. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: In a recent column, a reader mentioned a closed-captioning feature, and you commented, "Some TVs do not have this feature." Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. You'll gain rapport with people who are very different from you and win new customers and fans. This translates into money in the bank in August and a vastly expanding network throughout your solar year. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I can't help my feelings of jealousy, although I've tried. For example, if I see my husband talking with another woman, I'm always afraid they'll get too friendly. He gets upset at me for this, but he just doesn't understand my feelings. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Bays, bights, estuaries and gulfs

Subscriber only1. The world's second largest bay Continue reading...

Dreaded big snakes aren’t trying to bite us all to death

Subscriber onlyIt's watch-your-step time once again in Arkansas, where the poisonous serpents are slithering about from border to border. Continue reading...

Birds find island as waypoint to Brazil

Subscriber onlyA hilltop that became an island when Lake Ouachita was created in the 1950s is ... let's say "popular" with purple martins. Continue reading...

Happy Trails: East Summit Trail Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Subscriber onlyEast Summit Trail Pinnacle Mountain State Park Location: Trailhead parking is on Pinnacle Valley Road 0.52 mile southeast of Arkansas 300. Continue reading...

New look is taken at merit of practice

Subscriber onlyThe 8-year-old juggling a soccer ball and the 48-year-old jogging by, with Japanese lessons ringing from her earbuds, have something fundamental in common: At some level, both are wondering whether their investment of time and effort is worth it. Continue reading...

Walk begins in heat, ends with pizza, ice cream

Subscriber onlyWhen things heat up, life slows down. But the heat of summer shouldn't be an excuse for people to vegetate indoors. Continue reading...