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  • Open thread: The week in review

    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...
  • Karen Lewis should enter race for Chicago mayor

    Karen Lewis should enter race for Chicago mayor
    "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...
  • Chicago's moving to the myriad beats of Latino music

     Chicago's moving to the myriad beats of Latino music
    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....
  • WTTW and Chicago International Film Fest spotlight foreign films

    WTTW and Chicago International Film Fest spotlight foreign films
    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...
  • Sam Farmer's NFL picks for Week 1

    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...
  • Barefoot Contessa, 'Check Please' host to chat

    Barefoot Contessa, 'Check Please' host to chat
    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...
  • Successful woman technology leader needed at Chicago's 1871

     Successful woman technology leader needed at Chicago's 1871
    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...
  • Emmy nominees stand tall, but NBC sells telecast short

    Emmy nominees stand tall, but NBC sells telecast short
    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...
  • 3 culinary stars visiting Chicago

    3 culinary stars visiting Chicago
    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-...
  • The complete Bach solo organ works, in 10 concerts

    The complete Bach solo organ works, in 10 concerts
    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...
  • 'History Detectives' explains why bandleader Glenn Miller vanished

    'History Detectives' explains why bandleader Glenn Miller vanished
    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...