| Nov 22, 2013
The season of good will? Already? What happened to the last year? Ah, the days may spin faster, but our On the Town guide to holiday stage entertainment is as reliable as Christmas pudding.
In some ways, the landscape of holiday entertainment is a...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Shailene Woodley is known for her “alternative” lifestyle, which she said is based on indigenous cultures. The aspiring herbalist — who plays the rebellious protagonist, Tris, in the post-apocalyptic film “Divergent,” which...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 12:57 PM
For reasons only partly related to his virtually unrecognizable presence on screen, Steve Carell appears headed for an Academy Award nomination (actor? supporting actor? tough call) for an eerily subtle portrayal of the unstable and ultimately murderous...
| Feb 7, 2013
Part of an occasional series Commenter ID: GJO’L Gender: Male Age: 48 Occupation: Attorney at a large law firm. I do a lot of corporate criminal defense, some work for individuals. Family info: Married to somebody very terrific. Three great......
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Four years ago, recently departed White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel chose the crowded gymnasium of a North Side elementary school to formally kick off what he'd been building up to for weeks: a run for mayor of Chicago.
The venue, John C....
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Sure, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both hit the town this week to support their boy Pat Quinn. But there’s another election on the horizon in Chicago. And with Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis' health concerns, we’re all left...
| May 22, 2009
The stars must've been aligned for Ann Filmer when she moved to Berwyn two years ago. In addition to finding a comfortable, affordable home in this nearby suburb, she found a new job in a community ready to embrace her talents.
Filmer and her husband,...
| Jun 11, 2010
| 9:47 AM
The year was 1972, and then-teenager George Borovik was in his glory. The U.S. Olympic swim trials were being held at the Olympic-size pool at Portage Park, right in his own Chicago neighborhood.
"I remember going to the prelims," Borovik recalled....
| Dec 8, 2011
| 10:10 AM
"El Stories: Holiday Train"
Anyone who regularly rides public transit has their stories. Buses and train cars are delicate ecosystems. Smashed up against your fellow Chicagoans and learning far more about these complete strangers than you ever wanted,...
| Dec 22, 2011
Phew, 2011 was quite a year in Chicago theater. As the year comes to a close, ready for a quick tour back through the newsworthy highlights?
The Black Ensemble Theater bowed a gorgeous, $19 million new home on the North Side. Stage 773 on Belmont...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Dennis Taylor wants to know why an "L" emblazoned on a Laguna hillside isn't better protected.
The "L" is dear to Taylor, who was one of the kids who helped in the original construction in the 1930s. He urged the council at the March 5 meeting to make it...