| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:55 AM
What's on your mind that we haven't covered here this week? That list is long, admittedly, as I've been preoccupied with stuff.
Our pal MrJM suggests that commenters who've had to change their screen names from the old site post their new and old...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 9:07 AM
"Polls are a snapshot in time," said Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Thursday during an interview on WTTW-Ch. 11.
It was the kind of thing political candidates like to say when various public opinion surveys offer conflicting assessments...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:03 AM
What exactly is meant by the term "Latino music"?
The rubric is so all-encompassing as to be virtually meaningless, for there are at least as many styles and genres and varieties of Latino music as there are Latino and Hispanic cultures on the planet....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:55 AM
The Soviet Union in the 1950s wasn't a place where rock 'n' roll hepcats seemed likely to thrive, and who knows how much of the underground subculture depicted in the 2008 movie musical "Hipsters" actually existed.
Whether it is a pure fantasy or...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 2:50 PM
The Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Farmer’s record last year was 159-96-1 (.624). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Best-selling chef and TV host Ina Garten is coming to the Auditorium Theatre on Nov. 6, and she’ll be joined by Catherine De Orio, host of “Check Please!” on WTTW-Ch. 11.
Garten, host of Food Network’s longtime cooking show...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:53 PM
1871, the city's leading home for tech startups, announced Friday that its incubator for women-led companies would begin accepting applications this week under a new name, brand and logo.
But the newly christened WiSTEM 1871 still lacks what matters...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:30 AM
It’s time for the Emmy Awards again, and I am excited and angry.
More angry than excited, so let’s take a bite out of that apple first.
I’m angry because the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast airs almost a month earlier than usual...
| Sep 9, 2014
Martha Stewart, Ina Garten and Dorie Greenspan are coming to Chicago this fall, and each of them will arrive bearing gifts for their fans: brand new cookbooks. Here's what to expect from three of the culinary world's brightest stars when they come a-...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:36 AM
The more than 200 solo organ works that bracket the prodigious composing career of Johann Sebastian Bach have long been every organist's Bible. Rare is the organ recital that doesn't include such favorites as the mighty "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" or...
| 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...