English-language audiences are about to start hearing regularly from Father Alberto Cutié. The popular and controversial Latino priest is set to launch a new television talk show on Fox sometime soon, called “Father Albert.”
In early 1860, pundits across America confidently predicted the election of Illinois senator Stephen A. Douglas in the coming presidential race. Douglas, after all, led the only party that bridged North and South.
A new production at the Lyric Opera of Chicago that opens tonight uses an ancient tale to explore a modern problem. It fast-forwards Handel’s “Hercules” to America, today. Hercules becomes an American general who’s returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.