| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:43 PM
5 Week 9 games that really matter?
Loyola (7-1) at St. Rita (4-4): Rita needs a victory to avoid missing the state playoffs for the first time since 1999.
Wheaton Warrenville South (4-4) at Wheaton North (7-1): South will qualify for the playoffs with...
| Oct 21, 2012
Only one writer received a standing ovation at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards in Chicago on Wednesday night.
It wasn't the marquee award-winners who brought the well-heeled crowd to its feet in the giant room at the UIC Forum.
It wasn't Walter...
| May 8, 2012
| 10:07 AM
To understand why the hiring of Brian Bannon as Chicago's public library commissioner caused a more-than-ordinary stir, let us quote a learned cultural authority.
That authority is not Socrates.
It is not Shakespeare.
It is not Goethe.
Nor is it...
| May 8, 2012
| 10:10 AM
The Steppenwolf Theatre has announced its 2012-13 season for young adults.
The two-show slate, aimed primarily at teen audiences, begins in the fall with Heidi Stillman's adaptation of "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak, the story of a young, book-loving...
| Sep 13, 2012
I can't help but wonder about the short- and long-term impact the Chicago Public Schools teachers' strike will have on football prospects.
I realize football isn't a big deal in the overall picture, but it's big for some student-athletes, both in...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 11:56 AM
In January 1989, entertainer Ben Hollis and WTTW-Ch. 11 producer Jon Davies created a television show that they called "Wild Chicago." The reason they did this, said Hollis at the time, "was because there was nothing like it on TV."
Indeed. I was the...
| Jul 18, 2012
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Q: I am searching for a recipe that appeared in your paper many years ago. It's called: Rose Lewis' $3,000 third prize Lemon Mustard Chicken. My copy is crumbling and would love to print...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Roger Ebert was a hot trend on Google's top 10 trends earlier this week.
As of Wednesday, more than 50,000 people had searched for his name, an impressive display of his influence.
He wasn't quite as hot as North Korea or Jay Leno, but he was running...
| Mar 18, 2013
When Chicago's Rev. Addie Wyatt died last year at 88, I wrote that she was a dynamo in the labor, civil and women's rights movements. That was a mere snapshot.
On Saturday, an exhibit of her life will open at the Chicago Public Library's Vivian G. Harsh...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 11:19 AM
The main scenic elements for "How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence," the latest in a sudden string of intense Chicago productions aiming to engage us in the crisis of youth violence, have a distinct resemblance to the Crown Fountain in...
| Feb 25, 2013
National science fairs, spelling bees and spoken word contests seem to get their share of attention. But over the next few days, schools in the Chicago area will host a less-heralded competition — their history fairs, with students hoping to win and...