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  • 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,...
  • We're drowning in studies about the workplace

    We're drowning in studies about the workplace
    A new study has found that an employee's efficiency increases by more than 200 percent when that person is given the option of sitting in a chair made of milk chocolate. The study was conducted by me, on behalf of my new company, ChocoChair Inc. (Our...
  • Our Top 10 new faces ... and where you'll see them next

    Our Top 10 new faces  ... and where you'll see them next
    Introducing our Top 10 Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater. We have improvisers and comedians, singers and storytellers and impeccably trained actors aplenty. We think you're looking here at some soon-to-be-famous faces. Either way, once the heat of summer...
  • 'Big Fish' writer chats with the minnows

    'Big Fish' writer chats with the minnows
    A group of influential screenwriters will converge on Chicago this weekend, including Lucy Alibar (whose script for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was nominated for an Oscar this year) and Bob Gale (who wrote all three "Back to the Future" films). They'...
  • Is it jazz, classical, Western, Eastern? Simon Shaheen defies labels

    Is it jazz, classical, Western, Eastern? Simon Shaheen defies labels
    For more than three decades, the Palestinian oud virtuoso Simon Shaheen has relentlessly championed his soft-spoken instrument across America and beyond. He has penned solo works, pieces for oud with wind quintet and string quartet and compositions...
  • Inside the actors' studio, with Zach Braff

    Inside the actors' studio, with Zach Braff
    Zach Braff (Northwestern University, class of '97), the third most popular Zach in Hollywood (after Galifianakis and Efron), went back to his old school last week. He'd returned to teach an acting class, a one-time workshop. The day before, he tweeted:...
  • Everybody's a curator

    Everybody's a curator
    You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so. Therefore you curate movies. You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music. I don't have a...
  • Workers, get ready for 2014

    Workers, get ready for 2014
    As has become tradition at I Just Work Here Inc., I'm going to end the year and start a new one by turning this space over to some of the fine workplace experts I interviewed in 2013, allowing them to share advice for the months to come. I thank you all...
  • Winter 2014 in Jazz Music: Two Marsalises, Gregory Porter and Jack DeJohnette

    Winter 2014 in Jazz Music: Two Marsalises, Gregory Porter and Jack DeJohnette
    The tempo of Chicago jazz never slows, as this winter's highlights show: Patricia Barber: An inimitable singer-pianist-songwriter, Barber returns to her weekly engagement at the Green Mill Jazz Club. Riding the critical success of her 2013 album "Smash"...