| Jan 6, 2014
In 2001, Brian Posen rented the Theatre Building Chicago—now Stage 773—to stage a musical, which fell through. In order to honor the rental commitment, he invited 30 local sketch comedy groups to share stage time and The Chicago Sketch...
| Jan 9, 2014
Each year after a heavy Chicago snow, a few mean-spirited trolls and left-wing radicals want to deny me the title of Judge Dibs.
Dibs, as many loyal readers know, is the noble Chicago tradition of claiming a shoveled-out street parking space with quaint...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Jacqueline Bisset's interesting acceptance speech Sunday after winning the Golden Globe for supporting television actress was but one of the memorable moments that made the show "the beautiful mess" that hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler described at the end...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:26 PM
In his new memoir, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates gives an account of the planning and execution of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden. He also tells about the immediate aftermath.
Addressing the principals gathered in the White House...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:08 AM
**** (out of 4)
Full disclosure: I am a bona fide fan of R. Kelly's music. So much so that I co-host a bimonthly party called Bump & Grindcore where we celebrate R&B of the ‘90s and 2000s, using him as the inspiration. This review exists solely to...
| Dec 3, 2013
For men, the key to looking sharp for New Year's is dressing appropriately for the destination. "I've seen guys in suits in bars where there's really no need for you to dress up," said Phillip Williams, director of client relations at men's store...
| Nov 13, 2013
When director Alex Gibney was making an uplifting movie about Lance Armstrong’s 2009 comeback—before the confirmation of rumors about the champion cyclist’s doping and before Gibney remade the film into “The Armstrong Lie,”...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Jon Stewart has a message for Fox News Channel: I tell jokes for a living, so stop using me to help prove your talking points.
On Thursday's "Daily Show," Stewart ridiculed news outlets -- mainly Fox News -- for using his jokes about the tech-plagued...
| Nov 25, 2013
About six months ago, “Philomena” star Steve Coogan—the hilarious English actor perhaps best known in America for his roles in “Tropic Thunder” and “The Other Guys”—shot a pilot called “Doubt” in...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Fight recognize fight.
Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson, UFC lightweight contenders who will headline the Jan. 25 card in Chicago, got an intense United Center preview Tuesday. Between participating in Shoot the Puck and watching the game, they came...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:24 PM
An Albany Park teen was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, among other offenses, after he allegedly fired a bullet through a neighbor's window and into her microwave, county prosecutors said.
Anthony Mendoza, a.k.a "Lil Ant," 18, was...