| Oct 14, 2011
| 10:39 AM
The stars were out in force for the opening night of the 47th Chicago International Film Festival. The evening began with the premiere of "The Last Rites of Joe May" at the Harris Theatre at Millennium Park.
Chicago connections were prominent with...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Anderson's Bookshop's mother-daughter book club will discuss "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry at 2 p.m. at Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove; free. 630-963-2665, andersonsbookshop.com.
Franki Elliot will host...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 9:26 PM
“Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace”: That’s the title of a new book by Downbeat associate editor (and Tribune contributor) Aaron Cohen. Focusing on Franklin’s landmark 1972 gospel album, the book is a jumping off point for...
| Jun 2, 2012
President Barack Obama delighted in the prospect of sleeping in his own bed Friday night, after his Kenwood neighborhood was securely tucked in by the police and Secret Service.
Obama arrived in Chicago about 4:30 p.m. for three campaign fundraisers,...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 12:06 PM
The century-old Junior League of Chicago celebrated its 40th Gazebo Holiday Market with a Martinis & Mistletoe preview party at the Chicago Cultural Center. Santa greeted everyone at the door for this festive affair that offered an exclusive first look at...
| Sep 8, 2010
Richard M. Daley's 21-year run as mayor will end next spring with the city broadly reshaped by his vision and unprecedented grip on power, but with his image as Chicago's sure-handed leader increasingly challenged.
He stepped off the political stage in...
| Aug 2, 2011
Garden walks give visitors -- whether they are gardeners or not -- a chance to find inspiration and beauty. For gardeners, of course, these treks can bring a bounty of new ideas, as well as an opportunity to talk shop with fellow enthusiasts. Our...
| Oct 3, 2011
Now that you've made it through the annual August-September drumbeat of back-to-school madness, pause a moment and think about your own education. Maybe you should use your lunch break and treat yourself to some "brain food."
Taking a break midday to...
| Apr 22, 2012
It's been a long six years to finally arrive at Happily Ever After.
Along the way there were missed connections and travails that spanned continents.
And that's just the early chapter of the love story of Chicago graduate students Ditte Munch-Hansen,...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 9:17 PM
“Flying Saucers Rock ‘n’ Roll”: If you know that’s the title of the rockabilly classic by Billy Lee Riley you’ll likely enjoy the new book of the same name by Jake Austen. The Rocktober magazine editor and “Chic-...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Steppenwolf Theatre said Wednesday that the actress Julianna Margulies will be the guest of honor of its annual Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon.
The star of "The Good Wife" (a CBS drama set, but not filmed, in Chicago) will be interviewed by...