| Oct 1, 2014
| 4:18 PM
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago's Ambassadors Council hosted its third annual New Look of Leadership fashion event Sept. 30 at Macy's State Street. More than 300 supporters enjoyed a reception and fashion show to help raise awareness for the work of the YWCA...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 12-4 (.750); season 31-17 (.646). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread...
| 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....
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:18 AM
A rediscovered 44-year-old film about the genesis and transformation of one of Chicago's oldest street gangs is becoming a training tool for interventionists working with the city's street organizations today.
The 1970 non-fiction film, "Lord Thing,"...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Picture an aging hippie who drinks red wine all day long, walks around barefoot, peppers every third sentence with "man" for emphasis and usually has a deep cut of some '70s-era album playing on the stereo. This is Syd. Every college town, I'm convinced,...
| Jun 14, 2014
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......