| Mar 3, 2009
by Mark Silva President Barack Obama is likely to sign that $410-billion "omnibus spending bill'' laden with the "earmarks'' that the new president says he is determined to block from now on - so says Rahm Emanuel, the president's chief......
| Jun 3, 2009
Not everyone is shouting doom and gloom from the rooftops following GM???s bankruptcy. In fact, there are economists and other analysts out there who see reasonable signs for hope ??? not only for GM, but for the entire industry. To......
| Oct 3, 2009
Northwestern University is the swine flu capital of the universe.......
| Feb 26, 2015
| 9:32 AM
Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra: Concertmaster David Taylor is joined by his stand mate, violinist Ilya Kaler, for double concertos by J.S. Bach and Malcolm Arnold. Music director Alan Heatherington will also lead works by Grieg and Elliott Carter. 3 p.m....
| Feb 23, 2015
| 12:56 PM
Examine a group publicity shot for the upcoming season of "Survivor" (starting Wednesday), and your eye is immediately drawn to Max Dawson.
Fully bearded and standing dead center, he's flanked by cast members with TV-ready tans. Dawson is noticeably...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 6:57 AM
Until Northwestern University did the honors last weekend, Chicago was virtually the last major American city not to have seen a fully staged production of Jake Heggie's "Dead Man Walking."
A grievous oversight, considering the work's proven popular...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 6:39 AM
When was the last time you witnessed the Chicago-area premieres of two operas by living American composers within the same nine-day period?
That rare alignment of planets will take place later this month when Tobias Picker's "Therese Raquin" (2001)...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:35 AM
Chicago a cappella: The vocal ensemble under principal guest music director John William Trotter is joined by the Ensemble Espagnol Spanish Dance Theater for a tapestry of classical and popular music from Mexico, Spain, Cuba and South America. Ole! 8 p.m....
| Feb 2, 2015
Retail therapy might not be the best medicine, but aroma therapy makes scents.
These are among the secrets to spending smarter that can be gleaned from academia's study of consumer behavior, which examines not only what we buy but why.
Here are some...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 10:48 AM
In 2014 architecture put the recession in the rearview mirror.
A wave of residential towers washed over American downtowns while, in Chicago, controversies flared over George Lucas' plan for a massive museum along the lakefront and Donald Trump's...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 4:26 PM
John Mulaney has the benevolent wide-set eyes, cresting hair and copacetic choirboy appearance of a superhero who has taken a spa day. He is trim to the point of receding, and as angular as Peter Parker. He walks with his hands plunged deep in his...