| Nov 12, 2008
Studs Terkel, who died last month at the age of 96, was America's most popular oral historian.
Though never a "writer" of the first rank, he nevertheless was a unique contributor to American letters and a vital link to the current of idealistic...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:50 AM
In 1982, the late Gov. William Donald Schaefer was running for his last term as mayor. He held one of those big dinners that politicians are famous for at P.J. Crickets on Pratt St. All the political leaders were there. I was the chef that evening and can...
| Apr 24, 2008
Today, Stimson and Sullum address the relationship between drug laws and violence. Previously, they compared drug legalization and decriminalization, debated the federal government's authority to raid local marijuana dispensaries, and discussed past...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:30 PM
"The Landing" is esteemed Broadway composer John Kander's first musical since the death of his long-time collaborator, Fred Ebb, so all eyes are naturally on his new partner, the young playwright Greg Pierce ("Slow Girl"). In the Vineyard Theater's...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Ever since the Great Fire of 1871, a cycle of destruction and rebuilding has been central to the Chicago story. This month, Northwestern University secured a permit to tear down Prentice Hospital so that it can build a biomedical research facility. Also...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 9:23 AM
Betrayal: Nobel Prize-winner Harold Pinter's drama explores an ill-fated love triangle between a woman, her husband and his best friend.: through Nov. 13; 8 p.m. Fri. - Sat.; 5 p.m. Sun.; 8 p.m. Thu. - Fri.; $25; $20 for students;...
| Feb 11, 2010
"Valentine's Day" might boast the most shirtless dudes we've seen in a movie since "300." Ironically, the often bare-chested "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner isn't one of them.
If this Hallmark card of a film didn't already make it clear, the beefy...
| Jul 25, 2010
In the second installment of our six-part series on Chicago and the suburbs, we explore the North Side, site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, the Steppenwolf Theatre, Wrigley Field and the Water Tower — but no World Series titles ( the Cubs were...
| May 29, 2013
| 10:35 AM
For more on Johnny Curtis' past and the Fandango character, read our feature article "Hitting the Floor with Fandango, WWE's Latest Craze-Inducing Sensation."
Correct me if I'm wrong: One of the main sources that got you into wrestling as a child...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Proving once again that anything can be made into a reality TV series, REELZ Channel announced Wednesday that Al Capone's descendants will be the centerpiece of a new docuseries.
"The Capones" will debut this fall and stars Dom and Dawn Capone, owners of...