• Just This

    2015 [on stage]

    Despite spending a lot of time at the movies this year, I managed to fit in a handful of live theater, too – shows that stretched from Broadway to London and back to Chicago. I saw nine shows in all, which puts my theater attendance at less than once per month…maybe I was busier with movies than I realized! Whether a Broadway revival or a local production of a classic, I enjoyed each show for different reasons. The coming year sees a touring production of Fun Home hitting Chicago and my NYC trip to see Hamilton on Broadway. Add in my ongoing effort to get to more local shows, I forecast…

  • Travel Tales

    Next Stop: London

    *Editor’s Note: I’m writing this several weeks after the trip, life and all kept me from getting this sorted before now.  After a lovely if whirlwind day in Reykjavik, we got ourselves up before dawn to catch an early flight to London. We’d planned our travel so that we could make the most of our days – early flights and trains so when we got where we were goings, we’d still have time to enjoy it. This strategy proved taxing, to be sure, but early on in the week we kept pace. London proved very London-y when we landed, damp and cloudy to greet us. Exhausted and not thinking clearly,…