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  • Chicago theater openings for the week of June 26 to July 2

     Chicago theater openings for the week of June 26 to July 2
    SUNDAY | "All Our Tragic": The Hypocrites remount their acclaimed production of Sean Graney's 11-hour adaptation of every Greek tragedy. Through Aug. 9 at Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 773-525-5991 or the-hypocrites.com WEDNESDAY | "Bent": Set in...
  • Museums caught in middle of state budget showdown

    Museums caught in middle of state budget showdown
    The signs all over the Illinois Artisans gallery in the State of Illinois building this week were not exactly conducive to commerce: "In preparation for the closure of the Illinois State Museum, Illinois Artisan objects are being returned to the artists,"...
  • 'Manglehorn' review: Pacino as lonely locksmith

     'Manglehorn' review: Pacino as lonely locksmith
    Al Pacino follows up his recent, nicely tuned turn in "Danny Collins" with another sensitively rooted performance, playing a lonely locksmith with a tamper-proof heart in director David Gordon Green's "Manglehorn." In the tenderly observed character...
  • Superchunk singer revisits awkward, emotional youth and its soundtrack

    Superchunk singer revisits awkward, emotional youth and its soundtrack
    Mac McCaughan didn't have a particularly troubled adolescence, but life on the way to forming his fabled indie-rock band Superchunk still brimmed with discoveries, musical and otherwise, that have shaped him ever since. Though those experiences have...
  • Openings: Meatloaf Bakery, L'Appetito, The Windsor

     Openings: Meatloaf Bakery, L'Appetito, The Windsor
    The Meatloaf Bakery is slated to open its second location this week in the French Market (131 N. Clinton St., 312-575-0306). Geared toward commuters, the menu comprises easily portable eats, such as meatloaf cupcakes ($7.95-$9.95) and pre-packed Loafies,...
  • Taste of Chicago economics: Good for food vendors?

     Taste of Chicago economics: Good for food vendors?
    The venerable Taste of Chicago — happening July 8-12 — is inarguably a convenient way to sample a lot of local foods in an enclosed space. Rarely though is the question asked: Is the Taste a good deal for the vendors? Here we attempt to answer...
  • French comedy captures goofy, wild spirit of 'Girls'

    French comedy captures goofy, wild spirit of 'Girls'
    At the outset of the breezily comic French film "Macaroni and Cheese" ("Les Coquillettes"), three girlfriends sit around a Parisian apartment one night. Drinking and smoking cigarettes (and cooking up some macaroni and cheese), they recount their...
  • Taste of Chicago preview: Pizza to doughnuts to wurst

     Taste of Chicago preview: Pizza to doughnuts to wurst
    When the first Taste of Chicago set up on a stretch of Michigan Avenue between Wacker Drive and Ohio Street 35 years ago, 36 food vendors showed up to dispense ribs, egg rolls, gyros and more. It was such a huge success, the event moved to Grant Park...
  • Independent Spirits in Edgewater champions small distilleries, wineries

    Independent Spirits in Edgewater champions small distilleries, wineries
    A framed poster, "The Periodic Table of Scotch Whisky," sits behind the counter at Independent Spirits in Edgewater. For proprietor Scott Crestodina, the squares of pseudo-chemical data — malt, grain and blended whisky distilleries color-coded by...
  • Eat this: blueberry peach pocket pastry at Fritz

     Eat this: blueberry peach pocket pastry at Fritz
    An array of nostalgia treats tempt the taste buds at Fritz Pastry, the vegan-friendly bakeshop that recently moved to a new location in Lincoln Park, near the intersection of Lincoln and Webster avenues. But for those craving a frosted, fruit-filled...
  • Here's why you'll see Tom Brady, LeBron James and Ronda Rousey at the movies

    From Seth MacFarlane's perspective, getting NFL star Tom Brady to do a cameo in "Ted 2" was a no-brainer, the casting equivalent of having a receiver wide open in the end zone. Early in the process of writing the comedy sequel, MacFarlane knew he wanted...