| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:08 PM
The current production of William Shakespeare's "King Lear," playing through Nov. 9 at the handsome and justifiably renowned Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, stars Larry Yando as the increasingly delusional title character and features the...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Geoffrey Holder was a jack of all trades if ever there was one. The dancer, choreographer, actor, artist and composer, who died Sunday at the age of 84, put his surprisingly graceful 6-foot-6 frame, booming voice and flamboyant style to use on stage, TV...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Brooke Adams was living proof that an actor can have a diverse, sophisticated and challenging career and not know Samuel Beckett's plays from a hole in the ground.
Now, almost 60 years after making her debut as a child actor at a Michigan theater run by...
| Oct 5, 2014
Q: In the sentence, "None of that revenue is going to the city, whose main source of income is taxes," is it correct to use "whose" to refer to a city, an inanimate object? — Mary Kaskan, Watertown, N.Y.
As the English language evolved...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
LONDON -- The first image has been released from the "The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses," which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III, Judi Dench as Cecily, Duchess of York and Sophie Okonedo as Queen Margaret.
The William Shakespeare series,...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Lords and ladies in courtly regalia once again turned back the clock at Dodd Stadium, where the Connecticut Renaissance Faire opened for its second fall season in Norwich on Sept. 27. The festival, which features Medieval- and fantasy-themed...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Today is Monday, Sept. 21, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 86 degrees and a low of 64.
Headlines from the area:
- Dozens converged on Lincoln Park in Burbank Saturday for an afternoon of bending acrobatics and the words...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Dozens converged on Lincoln Park in Burbank Saturday for an afternoon of bending acrobatics and the words of William Shakespeare.
Many crowded on blankets or sat comfortably in chairs for a live performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," preceded by...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:35 PM
High on my list of the top Chicago shows of 2011 was "En Route," a remarkable show created by a boutique Australian theater company called One Step at a Time Like This. Due in part to its very limited capacity — the Melbourne-based company...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Aug. 29-31: DeKalb Corn Fest. Started in 1977 the festival draws more than 100,000 visitors. There'll be live music, a carnival, beer garden and food, classic car show and more. 815-748-2676, cornfest.com. Miles from Chicago: 65
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Our club: The North Park Dads Book Club
Our meetings: We meet the third Tuesday of every other month at the Red Lion in Chicago's Lincoln Square.
One unique thing about us: The club is all men, we only read fiction, and we actually read and discuss...