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  • Budget battle will be more chess match than bullfight

    Budget battle will be more chess match than bullfight
    "This is the starting gun," said state Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno, referring to the budget proposal Gov. Bruce Rauner revealed Wednesday, "not the checkered flag." Actually, it's more like the red cape — an illusion designed to...
  • A list of things to love

    A list of things to love
    Every now and then I make a list of things I've liked lately. Here's one for the approach to spring. 1. Light The light returns fast now, 21/2 minutes more of it every day. We come out of our caves, squinting. We love the light even more because...
  • The story behind the Newton Minow story

    The story behind the Newton Minow story
    The office of Newton Minow is on the 24th floor of a building in the heart of the Loop, and it has, as you can imagine, striking views of the city in all its skyscraping, hustling vigor. Minow is 89 years old and has been a high-powered attorney for...
  • Minnie Minoso documentary airs tonight on WTTW

    Minnie Minoso documentary airs tonight on WTTW
    A documentary about White Sox great Minnie Minoso, whose death was reported Sunday, will air Monday night on the local PBS affiliate, WTTW-Ch. 11. "Baseball Has Been Very, Very Good to Me: The Minnie Minoso Story" (comprising footage shot by producer...
  • Modern nerd decor takes on a tasteful, adult look

    Modern nerd decor takes on a tasteful, adult look
    A couple of years ago at C2E2, during the second edition of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place, I bought a small terra cotta pot from an older man seated at a table. He never looked at me; he worked for the duration of our...
  • 'I hear you' rhetoric of caring often sounds like we don't

    'I hear you' rhetoric of caring often sounds like we don't
    Do you dislike the way I talk or dress or butter my toast? I hear you. Have I offended you, annoyed you, convinced you that I'm a !@##$%? I hear you. Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying you're right. I just want you to know that I respect you....
  • August Wilson documentary inspires hope for films of his best works

    August Wilson documentary inspires hope for films of his best works
    By now it's a glaring oversight. We have yet to see a single, theatrically released film adaptation of an August Wilson play. Someday, we will; someday, perhaps even according to the late Pittsburgh-born playwright's wishes, it'll be made by an...
  • Ease up, Grammys: No need to force the TV-music magic

    Ease up, Grammys: No need to force the TV-music magic
    Last night was the Grammys, also known as The Show Determined to Make You Never Want to Hear One Note of "Stay With Me " Ever Again. And that was the record of the year in the music industry's annual celebration of (what's left of) itself. Imagine how...
  • Chicago mayoral debate questions that would reveal real candidates

     Chicago mayoral debate questions that would reveal real candidates
    Welcome, candidates, to today's mayoral debate, a lightning round of questions it never occurred to you to prep for. This event was inspired by your recent televised gathering at WTTW, in which host Phil Ponce, in addition to asking all the heavy...
  • 'Moochie Kalala' TV series stars Tim Kazurinsky and Chicago's museums

    'Moochie Kalala' TV series stars Tim Kazurinsky and Chicago's museums
    Sunday's first episode of the new, Chicago-made kids' TV series "Moochie Kalala Detectives Club" starts with Tim Kazurinsky's character telling his grandkids a fantastical story that leads to a search for truth at Adler Planetarium. Although the...
  • Sounds of summer beckon at Grant Park

    Sounds of summer beckon at Grant Park
    While portents of change echo across the local summer music landscape, one hot-weather classical enterprise that remains impervious to change, justifiably so, is the Grant Park Music Festival. Given the successful marriage of municipal sponsorship and...