Review “Wasteland”

RECOMMENDED Where: TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave. When: through Dec. 30 Tickets: $32-$42 Phone: 773-281-8463 ext. 6 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic Prisoners of war from different backgrounds bonding in times of duress is an old theatrical theme, but playwright-actor-director-teacher Susan Felder gives it an interesting new spin in “Wasteland.” And the world(…)

Zany “Don Pasquale” delights

RECOMMENDED Where: Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive When: through Dec. 15 Tickets: $32-$239 Phone: 312-332-2244 By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic Hilarity and hijinks are the watchwords at Lyric Opera of Chicago with the opening of “Don Pasquale.” Donizetti’s silly romp is given zesty treatment and is sure to please any fan of(…)

Purrington piece on Harold very moving

To the Editor: I was really touched by Sue Purrington’s reminiscent piece, “Memories from a Friend of Harold,” in the Nov. 4, 2012, Hyde Park Herald. It brought tears to my eyes because she captured a time and place and particularly a vivid picture of Harold as she described her own interaction with him. I(…)

The story behind the Latke debate delay

To the Editor: I read with interest your piece about the Latke Hamantash debate being postponed. I was surprised that your reporters didn’t get any information as to why this had been postponed, a little poking around would have revealed some startling facts. The Latke-Hamantash debate has been held each year for the past 60(…)

Thanks for help on Thanksgiving

To the Editor: I am a member of the Hyde Park community, and I take a lot of pride in my neighborhood. As a resident of Hyde Park, I have received the blessing of being employed with my cleaning company, Carney Cleaning Service, for both the Hyde Park Produce store and McHugh Construction. With those(…)

Dining hall shut down

The Chicago Department of Public Health ordered the U. of C. to shut down Cathey Dining Hall, Thursday, Nov. 28, after the cafeteria failed a follow-up health inspection the same day. A department report from Nov. 20 cited “40-45 small flies,” “75-100 mice droppings” and an “outside garbage area not properly maintained” featuring “excessive” grease,(…)

On immigration and schools

By STATE SEN. KWAME RAOUL (D-13) Like so many Americans, I am a child of immigrants. My parents left Haiti to pursue a better life here in Chicago. They eked out a piece of the American dream for me, and they used their talents to give back to their new home. I understand the positive(…)