| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:31 AM
To this day, it remains one of the great mysteries of American music: Exactly how and why did bandleader Glenn Miller vanish during World War II?
Just 40 years old and near the height of his fame as leader of the Army Air Force band, Major Glenn...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...
| Mar 14, 2014
The story of the Jews, involving so many grim waves of persecution, expulsion and mass murder, is not for the faint of heart. Neither is Simon Schama's account of both Jewish creativity and travails during antiquity and the Middle Ages.
| May 16, 2014
| 3:31 PM
A more-introspective-than-usual Mayor Rahm Emanuel reflected on his third year in office Friday, saying the decision to shutter dozens of Chicago Public Schools was the hardest he’s had to make and acknowledging his hard-charge personality has...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:05 PM
The four Republican lieutenant governor hopefuls met in their first televised debate Thursday night, talking up their running mates and defending the largely ceremonial office as a post in which they could make big changes for Illinois.
| May 15, 2014
| 6:02 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel reiterated Wednesday that Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has assured him she won’t run against him next year, even as the mayor’s political team appears concerned about a potential Preckwinkle challenge....
| Apr 9, 2014
| 12:38 PM
My childhood recently came flashing back to me when I was flipping channels and landed on Me-TV: "Wonder Woman" was on.
As played by Lynda Carter, the Amazon princess from that cheesy 1970s action series launched my lifelong love of ass-kicking heroines....
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Neal Marshall wasn't thrilled.
About 15 minutes before showtime he walked to the lip of the stage, put his hands on his hips, held his body in a dejected slouch and stared out into the Vic Theatre. He had done this many times, in many theaters: As...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:33 AM
Following are Holocaust Remembrance Day events in the arts.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center: Though the museum's commemorative concert Sunday, "From Darkness to Light," is sold out, its exhibitions remain open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m....
| May 22, 2014
| 7:44 AM