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  • Experience Stratford Festival with Tribune critic

    Readers of the Chicago Tribune not only take civic pride in the richness of the Chicago theater, but they also tend to have strong opinions on what they find after they pay good money for a ticket. In my Friday column in On the Town, I quoted many of the messages I received after my review of Sting's "The Last Ship" appeared in the paper. These readers offered sophisticated, cogent analyses of what work that show needed prior to its Broadway opening in the fall.
  • Despite changes in SAT, vocabulary important

    Despite changes in SAT, vocabulary important
    I rise today in defense of "obsequious," a word that, by its very definition, lacks the assertiveness to speak up for itself. It means overly submissive, eagerly compliant in the ingratiating manner of a servant or the office brown-noser. At the...

    Video: Eddie Izzard talks with Chris Jones

    Comedian Eddie Izzard sat down with theater critic Chris Jones for this interview, which recalls Izzard’s long history with Chicago. His new show, “Force Majeure,” plays the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., June 7, 8 and 9. Click...

    Chris Jones to Lead O'Neill Theater Center's National Critics Institute

    Chris Jones, the veteran theater journo who is the chief theater critic and columnist at the Chicago Tribune, will take the reins at the O'Neill Theater Center's National Critics Institute. He steps into a post recently vacated by critic Dan Sullivan,...

    Video: More influential--Harold Ramis or John Hughes?

    Video: More influential--Harold Ramis or John Hughes?
    Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones is joined by reporters Nina Metz and Mark Caro discuss the cultural news of the day, including Sting's visit to the Tribune newsroom and the upcoming Oscars telecast.