| Nov 11, 2012
The Christmas Schooner
Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:57 AM
"Góðan daginn," says Stefan Karl, returning the "good morning" greeting in his native Icelandic language.
Karl, who stars in the holiday musical "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas," was speaking from Indianapolis by phone where he is...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Chicago has a plethora of holiday shows each and every year — and I’ll be reviewing enough of them over the next couple of weeks to put Rudolph in rehab. But based on many years of seasonal theater-going, here are 10 of our potential favorites...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 3:00 PM
Luke and Paula Dantuono celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary recently at Vintage Burbank during a dinner party with their three children — Carol, Michael and Luke, accompanied by his wife, Paula, and their daughter, Laura.
Deacon Rey Guiau...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:00 AM
A military judge on Thursday accepted the terms under which an Army private would plead guilty to seven charges for sending classified documents to WikiLeaks.
Col. Denise Lind ruled during the third day of a pretrial hearing at Fort Meade for Pfc....
| Nov 29, 2012
| 5:16 PM
December is all about the holiday specials on TV, but you'll find other interesting viewing as well.
On Dec. 7 Sundance debuts "Restless," a gripping two-night miniseries about a former WW II spy. Nat Geo Wild kicks off its annual Big Cat Week Dec. 9...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 10:59 AM
I hate people sometimes.
This year it was the Berrys from Seattle. A dear, lifelong friend, her husband and their two sickeningly adorable, wide-eyed, precocious sons. Theirs was the first Christmas card we received this year: snapshots of a day at the...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 9:59 PM
The legendary Dr. Seuss was ahead of his time in so many ways. In 1971, he created "The Lorax," one of the first eco-friendly children's books ever written.
In simple language, the story teaches the need to respect and care for the natural beauty of...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 5:48 PM
"The Hunger Games" (Los Juegos del Hambre) satisfizo el apetito de sus seguidores con un fin de semana de estreno donde acumuló 155 millones de dólares en taquillas, llegando casi al primer lugar histórico en Norteamérica.
El gran botín es el tercer...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:18 PM
In a hurry-up culture, Danny Brown says taking his time was the key to the depth and off-kilter resonance of his 2011 breakthrough album, “XXX” (Fool’s Gold).
By hip-hop standards, the 31-year-old Brown is practically an elder statesman...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:27 AM
Like many retail outlets, Downtown Disney has been in flux in recent years.
Along with a changing lineup of tenants, Disney World's entertainment complex has slogged through its intention to increase its shopping and dining options. Some of this came...