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  • The story behind the Newton Minow story

    The story behind the Newton Minow story
    The office of Newton Minow is on the 24th floor of a building in the heart of the Loop, and it has, as you can imagine, striking views of the city in all its skyscraping, hustling vigor. Minow is 89 years old and has been a high-powered attorney for...
  • The Auditorium: A fine place for a football draft

    The Auditorium: A fine place for a football draft
    There is a timeless tranquillity to the lobby of the Auditorium Theatre when no one is there. But very many people were there Tuesday afternoon. There were some security folks and many workmen rigging tons of equipment that will revamp the theater for the...
  • New site offers safe place to talk about death

    New site offers safe place to talk about death
    You will die. While this certainly does not come as news to you, it is news you fight to ignore. You know, Dylan Thomas — "Do not go gentle into that good night/Old age should burn and rave at close of day;/Rage, rage against the dying of the...
  • Spring brings baseball, and its bards, to life

    Spring brings baseball, and its bards, to life
    The two men sat on stools at the tavern, eyes on the television set above the bar. The Cubs were playing the St Louis Cardinals. It was last Sunday night, opening day of a new Major League Baseball season, and a few minutes before the game began one of...
  • Remembering forgotten writer Willard Motley

    Remembering forgotten writer Willard Motley
    Art galleries are traditionally quiet places filled with whispered words of criticism or praise or bewilderment. But Tuesday afternoon it seemed particularly noisy in the Sidney R. Yates Gallery on the fourth floor of the Chicago Cultural Center, where...
  • E-book is a Fleetwood Mac flashback in words and sound

    E-book is a Fleetwood Mac flashback in words and sound
    To understand keenly the changes that have taken place in popular music over the last decades one need only to listen to Sam Graham tell of the New Year's Eve 1968 concert he attended at the long-gone Kinetic Playground on the North Side. He was 16 and...
  • St. Patrick's Day celebrations are richer than green beer

    St. Patrick's Day celebrations are richer than green beer
    St. Patrick's Day is Tuesday. This may come as a shock to those of you who chose to jump the holiday by a few days to partake of the many celebrations, drink specials and subsequent hangovers that have been amply available. That's how it is here. More...
  • New school is a total joke: Zanies offers comedy classes

    New school is a total joke: Zanies offers comedy classes
    Sitting in the darkness that is the inside of Zanies comedy club no matter the time of day or the glare of the sun on Wells Street outside, it is impossible not to be thrown back into the past. That is because the walls of the club, almost every...
  • Journalist's videos capture mayoral campaign in close-up

    Journalist's videos capture mayoral campaign in close-up
    There are few places less hospitable on a Chicago winter morning than an "L" stop. But that's where hundreds of thousands of us spend time and where candidates for political office occasionally show up, smiling and pressing the flesh and otherwise...
  • Louder Than a Bomb goes off for 15th anniversary

    Louder Than a Bomb goes off for 15th anniversary
    Television and film star Alec Baldwin, recently having returned from filming a role in "Mission Impossible 5," the latest in the franchise that has earned more than $2 billion worldwide, was talking on the phone from Manhattan about his upcoming trip to...
  • Lunar New Year lets Chinese culture shine

    Lunar New Year lets Chinese culture shine
    Two episodes of a new ABC sitcom called "Fresh off the Boat" aired Wednesday night and here is how the network describes the show: "It's the '90s and 12-year-old, hip-hop loving Eddie just moved to suburban Orlando, Fla., from D.C.'s Chinatown with his...