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  • Comedian John Mulaney is the throwback kid

    Comedian John Mulaney is the throwback kid
    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...
  • 'Gone Girl' author Gillian Flynn makes confident leap into screenwriting

    'Gone Girl' author Gillian Flynn makes confident leap into screenwriting
    Walking across Western Avenue on a muggy September afternoon, Gillian Flynn stepped through the rutted pavement of a construction zone and explained with patience and precision how she would murder me one day. Granted, I had asked. Say you needed to...
  • The real engine behind the arts? Teacher paychecks

    The real engine behind the arts? Teacher paychecks
    Without artists who teach, the cultural life of Chicago would effectively cease to exist. This is true in all artistic fields: dance, art, theater, comedy, poetry, music of all kinds. It is a national phenomenon; the money provided to the arts and...
  • Dellegrotti plans Superjock event to benefit needy kids

    Dellegrotti plans Superjock event to benefit needy kids
    Megan Dellegrotti is looking for the area's superjocks. The Bethlehem Catholic girls basketball coach is involved in a new organization called Superjock, which is holding athletic competitions to raise money for scholarships and to assist needy kids...
  • All bundled up – in an antique parka

    Well, freeze my fanny. Isn't this why you left Indiana? Or Illinois? Or New York? So you could brag in January to the suckers up North that you're basking in the balmy weather holding a fruity drink garnished with a miniature red umbrella? I want a...
  • Old parka conjures up freezing memories

    A column last week about a 35-year-old parka that has kept me toasty since I bought it as a teenager prompted readers to share their stories of old coats and dealing with frigid temperatures. I shivered reading some of them. One reader described having...
  • Sleepless on the late shift

    Sleepless on the late shift
    Are you always tired? Do you have trouble concentrating or get frequent headaches? If you work odd hours, you might have Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD). "Shift Work Sleep Disorder is when someone has trouble sleeping because you work nights or have...
  • Fur sure: Northwestern alum compiles fetching essays by dog owners

    Fur sure: Northwestern alum compiles fetching essays by dog owners
    Hero. Ishmael. Ramsey. Sophie. Bonnie. Those are, in order of appearance, the names of thedogs — all mutts — with whom I have shared my life from the time I was 4 years old. And if you listen to Wade Rouse — which you most assuredly...
  • Author of 'Patent Leather Shoes' dies

    Author of 'Patent Leather Shoes' dies
    John R. Powers, the author of the made-in-Chicago hit “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” and a nostalgist who helped thousands laugh at their complex memories of rigorous parochial schooling, died early Thursday morning. He was...
  • Northwestern music building gets $6M gift

    A $6 million gift to Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music will go toward the school's $117 million, 152,000-square foot Music and Communication Building, which is under construction on the Evanston lakefront and scheduled to open in fall 2015....
  • It took a trio to come up with Wonder Woman

    It took a trio to come up with Wonder Woman
    If comic book characters are a driving force in Hollywood, it's worth noting that Wonder Woman, one of the most iconic characters of the last 70 years, has yet to star in her own live-action movie. She hasn't been completely ignored. Two years ago,...