| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Margaret Gray reviews "Old Wicked Songs" at the Colony Theatre....
| Apr 11, 2012
The son of Holocaust survivors, Elan Steinberg preferred to keep his family history private. But the fierce strategist and former leader of the World Jewish Congress was clearly motivated by it, according to observers, as he relentlessly pushed to...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:45 PM
At the end of this year, we stop to recognize the wonderful work put out by authors living in or originally from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Here is the list of our favorite titles from 2011:
"The Year We Left Home" by Jean Thompson
| Feb 18, 2012
| 4:00 PM
First things first. There’s some fine piano playing in Jon Marans’ play, “Old Wicked Songs,” at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. No faking it here, as in many, if not most productions of this drama of longing, loss and letting go....
| Dec 29, 2007
Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30.
Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...