| May 3, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Eve Ensler has inspired and empowered women all around the world to speak out about their bodies and to protest women-targeted violence. Artistic, courageous, generous and funny, Ensler is a galvanizing playwright, internationally best-selling author,...
| Jun 11, 2013
The show: "Becoming Dr. Ruth" at Hartford's TheaterWorks
First impressions: The solo bio show by Mark St. Germain, starring Debra Jo Rupp, is much improved since I saw it at its world premiere last summer at Barrington Stage in Pittsfield, Mass.
| Jun 7, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Tamar Braxton and husband Vince Herbert are parents of a baby boy born Thursday, the singer and reality-TV star has announced.
"#tamartian friends HE'S finally here! #bfv #tamarandvince #theone," she told her her "tamartian" fans Thursday on Twitter,...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Baltimore rapper Rye Rye announced the birth of her second child, a boy, on social media sites this week.
"And he is OUTTTTTTTT! Omg I'm so happy..." she posted on Instagram at 2:25 a.m. Monday. "I'm done! My baby boy is here! Thanks everyone for the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Pauly D, of "Jersey Shore" fame, is looking forward to being a father to the baby girl he recently found out he fathered.
And... drama's here!
The spiky-haired DJ, real name Paul DelVecchio, revealed this week that he has a little girl named...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 2:28 PM
To kick off the 2013 Chicago Tribune Kids Read & Write Program, we asked Chicago-area librarians to suggest well-written, age-appropriate books for summer reading. Below you will find their suggestions, divided into summer-themed categories.
| Jul 21, 2013
Walking through the halls of the Chinese American Service League, Bernarda Wong stops in front of a bulletin board and points to a picture.
"We created a class for people to learn how to get a mortgage," Wong says with pride. "It's my job to know what...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Erin Brockovich, made famous by Julia Roberts in the movie bearing her name, was arrested over the weekend in Nevada on suspicion of operating a boat while under the influence.
But her mug shot from the incident has quickly become the star of the show....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Based on its name, you might think MoonShine Tavern is strictly a place that's good for shots and not much else. And while it does deliver on the shots — its moonshine menu is a mile long — with a talented kitchen staff offering...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:34 AM
LGBTs and their straight allies will have even more reason to celebrate during Chicago Gay Pride this year as the festivities are being filmed for a 52-minute documentary that will air on France’s M6—one of the top three TV networks in the...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:11 PM
On Sunday, June 16, fifteen congregants from Hiss United Methodist Church packed up cars with suitcases and supplies and headed off to Tennessee. But not for a vacation. They were members of Hiss' VIM - Volunteers in Mission and their destination was...