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  • 2011 James Beard Award winners announced

     
    Winners were announced last night, Monday, May 9, 2011, at the annual 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries. During a ceremony hosted by Tom...
  • City’s ticket-selling industry sparks court battle

     
    Thanks to websites like StubHub and eBay, it's easy to get sporting event tickets for a lot cheaper than their face value – and without paying the 12 percent Chicago amusement tax. In turn, the city is hurting from losing millions of dollars in...
  • Shopping options this weekend

     
    From the Chicago Reader: On Friday, Bucktown's Virtu kicks off a weekend-long trunk show for jewelry designer Anne Sportun with a reception from 4 to 8 PM. The store is offering 10 percent off Sportun's “Experimetal Jewellery” collection...
  • Farewell to a foe

     
    I admired Tom Roeser. He and I had some sharply worded public spats over the years and I certainly didn’t admire some of the intemperate things he said and wrote. But I was always impressed with his passion, his eloquence,......
  • Chicago Mayor Daley offers to shoot reporter to prove gun ban works

     
    What's the most effective way to demonstrate gun control works? Chicago Mayor Daley offers to shoot a reporter to prove his point!...
  • Pages of History

     
    "I was seeing Pershing Square, Los Angeles, now for the first time…the nervous fugitives from Times Square, Market Street SF, the French Quarter -- masculine hustlers looking for lonely fruits to score from, anything from the legendary $20 to a pad at...
  • Monster Mash: 'Rock of Ages' headed for silver screen; China suspects looting; Fairey's lawyers may quit

     
    -- Going places: Broadway's "Rock of Ages" is being adapted for a feature film directed by Adam Shankman and scheduled for release in 2011. (Variety) -- Honored: The plays "Ruined" and "The Seafarer" were among the big winners Monday at......
  • Monster Mash: Eli Broad stumps for L.A. culture; French museum strike continues; James Levine returns

     
    -- He's loving it: Eli Broad cites museums, theater, architecture and classical music among his top 10 reasons for loving L.A. (Huffington Post) -- Newly discovered: Etchings by Pablo Picasso that were recently found inside a book that the artist......
  • Adventures in sock puppetry

     
    Adventure No. 1: The Chicago Reader busts "Arthur Layton" for attempting to have a conversation with himself in its comment threads. Adventure No. 2: Rich Miller and the Daily Herald bust the campaign of 10th District GOP congressional candidate hopeful.....
  • The Agenda: Neal Pollack reads 'Stretch' at Skylight Books tonight

     
    Pollack is many things: a former reporter for the Chicago Reader, a onetime McSweeney's writer, a dad, a blogger, and now a “yoga dude.” In his latest release, “Stretch,” Pollack describes his reluctant journey accepting the meditat...
  • You tell us: What’s your dream food truck?

     
    Big Star is on its way to joining the food truck scene with its recent purchase of a physical truck — but residents name Mana, Piece and Smoke Daddy as other restaurants that should consider going mobile....