Articles by Barbara Keer

"Gett" Review - An Eloquent Plea for Women

"Gett" Review - An Eloquent Plea for Women In the movie "Gett", Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz have created a masterpiece that is an eloquent plea for women

BIBHU MOHAPATRA Fall 2015 Collection Review - An Incredible Fashion Journey

BIBHU MOHAPATRA Fall 2015 Collection Review - An Incredible Fashion Journey I have been a huge personal fan of Bibhu for several years now. A brilliant artist, his consistent use of color and graphic print, impeccable tailoring, intricate bead work, and sensational choice of luxury textiles is utterly on point season after season

Happy 178th Birthday, Chicago - Courtesy of City of Chicago and Chicago History Museum

Happy 178th Birthday, Chicago - Courtesy of City of Chicago and Chicago History Museum The City of Chicago and the Chicago History Museum say "Happy 178th Birthday, Chicago"

Leviathan Review - The Acting Could Not Be Better

Leviathan Review - The Acting Could Not Be Better The movie "Leviathan" boast fine acting and cinematography that is its equal - stunning setting with many scenes simply gorgeous

LOVE SHAWLS Review – Wrapping Women in Luxury while Supporting Women in Crisis

LOVE SHAWLS Review – Wrapping Women in Luxury while  Supporting Women in Crisis   LOVE SHAWLS are here just in time for Valentine's Day

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry Review - A Powerful History, Important to All

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry Review - A Powerful History, Important to All I hope that younger women, more than any other group, see Dore’s film "She's Beautiful When She's Angry" to understand and appreciate how much we all owe to those women who broke down the gates

SEX TAPE Review - A New Bohemian Society Release

SEX TAPE Review - A New Bohemian Society Release Developed in collaboration with the Institute for Art and Olfaction in Los Angeles, Sex Tape is the first signature and unisex fragrance created by Los Angeles based design house, The Bohemian Society

“Day, Door and Soul” by George Epstein, Review – Amusing, Healing, Inspiring

“Day, Door and Soul” by George Epstein, Review – Amusing, Healing, Inspiring George Epstein's new book of poetry, "Day, Door and Soul" is amusing, healing and inspiring

SNOWMAN Coats Review – Making Winter Manageable

SNOWMAN Coats Review – Making Winter Manageable Since winter is part of my life, I am so lucky that my SNOWMAN coat is, too

“Still Alice” Review – A Story That Resonates

“Still Alice” Review – A Story That Resonates Do see this tremendous film, "Still Alice" whose story resonates

American Sniper Review - Complex and Moving

American Sniper Review - Complex and Moving I was very moved by American Sniper. It is an accomplished film and I think it will become a classic

"Selma" Review - Powerful, Unforgettable and Important

"Selma" Review - Powerful, Unforgettable and Important "Selma" is a great American film, powerful, unforgettable and important

The Anarchist Review – The West Coast Premiere

The Anarchist Review – The West Coast Premiere f you are a David Mamet fan (which I am) and/or are interested in fine theater and a thought provoking theme, get your tickets for West Coast Premiere of The Anarchist by David Mamet directed by John Fisher and presented by Theatre Rhinoceros immediately

Best Films of 2014 - International and Documentaries and Just Good Films

Best Films of 2014 - International and Documentaries and Just Good Films Ian Berke's list of films can help you spend you film viewing time rewardingly

Mr. Turner Review - A Masterpiece about a Master

Mr. Turner Review - A Masterpiece about a Master In Mr. Turner, Mike Leigh has produced a masterpiece about a master

Kyocera Hydro LIFE Review - Very Smart and Shock Resitant and Waterproof, too

Kyocera Hydro LIFE Review - Very Smart and Shock Resitant and Waterproof, too Kyocera Hydro LIFE is a very smart phone. In addition to the outstanding voice recognition feature and many usual smart phone features, this phone is also shatter resistant and waterproof

National Gallery Review - This is a Wonderful Movie

National Gallery Review - This is a Wonderful Movie I loved this film! "National Gallery" is a masterpiece about masterpieces

Concord Place Retirement & Assisted Living Community Review – A Hydroponic Rooftop Garden Nourishes Body and Soul

Concord Place Retirement & Assisted Living Community Review – A Hydroponic Rooftop Garden Nourishes Body and Soul The community of seniors who live that the Concord Place Retirement & Assisted Living Community in suburban Northlake, Illinois maintain a hydroponic garden, which contributed to their food and the food at some local restaurants

The Auditorium Theatre Gala Review – Historic Memories Come Alive

The Auditorium Theatre Gala Review – Historic Memories Come Alive 125 years of world class performances and historic memories were celebrated at the Auditorium Theatre in a "Living History" on December 9, 2014, its real birthday

Silver Linings Players Review – Music and Art

Silver Linings Players Review – Music and Art Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago is the perfect venue for chamber music and the chance to combine paintings with music

Lyric Opera’s Anna Bolena Review – Heavenly Voices

 Lyric Opera’s Anna Bolena Review – Heavenly Voices In Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of "Anna Bolena", the arias were so beautiful, I didn't want it to end

"Wild" Review - A Story of Lost and then Found

"Wild" Review - A Story of Lost and then Found A powerful story, great cinematography, a soundtrack that is tremendous, and convincing acting are good reasons to see "Wild"

Citizenfour Review - Riveting and Frightening

Citizenfour Review - Riveting and Frightening Laura Poitras, a American documentary film maker now living in Berlin, was contacted in early 2013 by a mysterious source, who said that he had some astonishing revelations and documents about massive government surveillance that he felt important to reveal to the public. This is "Citizenfour"

Thodos “Made in Chicago” Dance Concert Review – Fabulous Dancing Brings History Alive

Thodos “Made in Chicago” Dance Concert Review – Fabulous Dancing Brings History Alive The Auditorium Theatre’s 125th birthday is being celebrated in grand style and Thodos Dance Chicago was the perfect addition to the celebration

Foxcatcher Review – Dark and Riveting, Best Film of the Year?

Foxcatcher Review – Dark and Riveting, Best Film of the Year? Foxcatcher is a dark and riveting tale of the privileged and the poor, and may be the best American film of the year

“Chains of Hope” - Raising Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness

“Chains of Hope” - Raising Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness The Teal Tree at Brookfield Zoo is a unique approach to decorating trees for Christmas and raising Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness

It’s Holiday Time 2014 – So Many Things to Do

It’s Holiday Time 2014 – So Many Things to Do The holiday season is here, and there is no shortage of terrific holiday productions and for New Year's Eve, there are great suggestions

A Wondrous Sound Review - The Lyric Opera Chorus Celebrates a New Season

A Wondrous Sound Review - The Lyric Opera Chorus Celebrates a New Season The Lyric Opera of Chicago is sixty years old and special events of all kinds are taking place in and around the city, including a performance by the Lyric Opera Chorus at Evanston's Alice Millar Chapel

Goodbye to Philip Hodge, "The Opera Nut", Splash Magazine's Opera Reviewer

Goodbye to Philip Hodge, "The Opera Nut", Splash Magazine's Opera Reviewer Splash Magazines has lost a contributor extraordinaire, our very own "Opera Nut". For the past five years, Philip Hodge has contributed wonderful reviews of opera and theater all around San Francisco

The Love for Three Oranges "Panto" Review - Outrageously Funny

The Love for Three Oranges "Panto" Review - Outrageously Funny Magic emanated from the small Piccolo Theatre stage as this Italian fairy tale, by Carlo Gozzi took shape as an outrageously funny, charming, sometimes bawdy, and very engaging panto, "The Love of Three Oranges"

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