| 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.......
| Mar 18, 2015
| 7:17 PM
Note: The following contains spoilers for this week's already aired episode of "Survivor"
Max Dawson, the former Northwestern University professor so obsessed with the CBS reality series "Survivor" that he taught a class on it, was voted off on...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 1:05 PM
Chicago Philharmonic: The Highland Park-based Mexican pianist Jorge Federico Osorio performs Ravel's Concerto for the Left Hand and Falla's "Nights in the Gardens of Spain." Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" and "La Mer" serve as program...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 10:05 AM
Buster Keaton is running in all directions at the moment. While the gravely beautiful and peerlessly graceful silent star wouldn't be caught dead shouting hip-hip-hooray, his fans can take care of that on his behalf.
Newcomers to Keaton's astonishing...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 9:27 AM
Who is Will Butler?
He is the Ringo, the goofy one, the guy who runs around on stage beating a huge drum. The problem with that analogy, though, is the Beatles had four Beatles and Arcade Fire, the Montreal-based mega group in which Butler plays...
| 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...
| 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...