| Nov 28, 2010
The trappings of the holiday season are all around us this time of year, in television commercials that portray wintry wonderlands, in Christmas carols that command "let it snow, let it snow, let it snow," in images of Santa in his ermine-trimmed suit and...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 11:17 AM
This year's bountyof new holiday releases offers thoughts of the season from a slew of musicians, including a pair of singers who've officially "Got Talent," an "American Idol" alumnus, a neo-rockabilly hipster, a former member of an influential British...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 4:13 PM
"It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!"
So exclaims Dr. Seuss' Grinch when he discovers that his attempt to stifle Christmas, by stealing all the presents from under the trees of Whoville, has come up...
| Dec 19, 2010
"Let's have a toast," sang Kanye West in September of this sometimes seemingly endless year, debuting a new song, "Runaway," on the MTV Video Music Awards. Over a glassy keyboard sample and an old-school breakbeat, West intoned a gentle melody. "Runaway,"...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 2:50 AM
Here we are on the first "real" day of the new year, the day when we are all scheduled to be our better selves, by cooking healthier, working out, shopping more ethically, being more organized, or at least getting our kids to school on time for their...
| Jan 8, 2011
Officially, there's no connecting theme among the seven plays that make up the Playwrights' Round Table "Launch 2011" program.
But as I sat there watching a pair of lovers, a brother and sister, a comfortably married couple, I couldn't help but think the...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 3:28 PM
En nuestro mundo de alta tecnología, no es ninguna sorpresa que muchos infantes de jardín de niños y primer grado puedan jugar en la computadora con “Dora la Exploradora” antes de que puedan leer. Esto no es necesariamente algo malo....
| Jan 20, 2011
| 1:22 PM
It's home-stretch time at Magooby's Joke House, as the Baltimore area's most exhausted comics prepare for the last few hours of their 81-hour comedy marathon.
"Things have all worked out," comic Jim Meyer said Thursday afternoon, just minutes after...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 3:05 PM
Freebie of the Week: Try a medium order of Chick-fil-A's outstanding waffle fries free from 2 to 4 p.m. March 4 when you mention you're there to try the new Heinz Dip & Squeeze ketchup packets, which recently replaced the fast food chain's regular ketchup...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 2:15 AM
FREE EVENTS FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES
- See "The Tooth Fairy" free in Rosemont on Saturday.
- Polar Adventure Days is a free Chicago Park District event Saturday at Northerly Island, from noon to 4 p.m. Meet animals, do crafts and drink hot cocoa.