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Irish boxer Michael Conlan looks to 'put on a show' Friday night against Aldredo Chanez

Michael Conlan’s magnetism filled Madison Square Garden’s Theater on St. Patrick’s Day, and the Irish featherweight boxer now moves on to Chicago on Friday night with an eye on Australia. “I’m just a kid from Belfast who’s trying to do big things in America and it’s a complete honor,” Conlan told...

Here’s an idea for retired coal mines: Turn them into giant batteries.

Actually, an old coal mine makes a pretty good energy storage system. Get Chip and Joanna on the horn!

Pottery Barn's big problem: Your tiny apartment

The retail world is in a state of upheaval. And for a while, Pottery Barn's emporiums of tufted armchairs and dentil-molded sleigh beds were largely immune from the trouble. Since the home furnishings chain was acquired by Williams-Sonoma in 1985, the only time it had seen declining sales was during...

1950s tales of loneliness and redemption told with conviction in 'Separate Tables'

Terence Rattigan’s “Separate Tables,” two one-acts cobbled into one evening at Theatre 40, is a prime example of 1950s theater at its most retro: chatty, discursive and often busy to a fault. But under the assured direction of veteran Jules Aaron, it frequently enthralls. The setting — exquisitely...

Check out what career government staff is doing to fly under Trump’s radar.

Federal government employees are scrubbing their projects of language that could draw attention.

J.R. Hildebrand hoping for vindication at Indy 500

The 33 drivers in the Indianapolis 500 are seeking racing immortality. One, J.R. Hildebrand, also wants vindication for being a mere mortal. Six years ago the Californian was only one corner away from winning the iconic race as a rookie when he lost control of his car and crashed into the wall....

At East West Players, the gut-wrenching emotion of 'Next to Normal' transcends race

East West Players wraps up its 51st season, dedicated to “the female perspective,” with a revival of “Next to Normal,” the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical about a suburban housewife’s struggle with mental illness and its effect on her family, played here by an Asian American cast. The emotional...

TV This Week, May 28-June 3: 'Free State of Jones,' 'Still Star-Crossed' and more

SUNDAY Superstar soprano Renée Fleming and Irish tenor Ronan Tynan are among the performers for this year’s “National Memorial Day Concert.” Joe Mantegna and Laurence Fishburne host the 28th annual telecast from Washington, D.C. 8 p.m. KOCE Host Jeremy Wade wades into his last river in search...

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