| Dec 2, 2011
You could describe Anne Ream as brave, and you would be right, but not even close to finished. We brave the elements and we brave the gym and we brave, this time of year, the holiday crowds.
Ream braves a culture that assigns rape survivors to a life...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:36 AM
The next time the Ravens win a game at M&T Bank Stadium, they should be so lucky to get the kind of response four 50-something Irish guys got there Wednesday night.
Thousands of fans - the stadium estimated some 80,000 - welcomed U2 for their first...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 4:31 AM
Day 2 of Lollapalooza in Grant Park has crossed the finish line. Here’s an hour-by-hour account with reporting from yours truly (GK) and the ever-vigilant Bob Gendron (BG):
11:44 a.m.: Want to go to Lollapalooza without having to buy tickets?...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 9:26 AM
Taking photographs of birds wasn't always on Michael Oberman's list of things to accomplish in life.
Yet nowadays, the Columbia resident says he "would rather be around a great blue heron than James Brown," one of the 300 music greats he interviewed...
| Aug 14, 2011
There is a wild side to fall clothing and accessories. On the runway, it showed up in fur (real and faux) attached to jackets, boots, clutches and even sunglasses. From high end to mass market, snakeskin and animal prints adorn bags and shoes. And even...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 3:30 PM
Jimmie Vaughan is one of the great guitarists of the last 30-40 years, though you might not know it – he’s not about calling attention to himself. He’s about substance and economy rather than excess and showmanship.
In every context...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 6:16 PM
What do you get when you cross the creative son of a Venetian espresso salesman with a passion for all things Disney, an eye for carnival costume design, a love of origami and a musical ear?
The result is artist Ennio Marchetto and his ever-evolving live...
| Sep 2, 2011
"Soul Train." the televised house that Don Cornelius built on a bedrock of soul, funk and ahead-of-their time dance moves, will celebrate its 40th anniversary Monday in concert at Pritzer Pavilion in Millennium Park.
Chicago soul greats Jerry Butler, the...
| Sep 18, 2011
On a recent summer day at the Paramount lot, the five members of the group SuperHeavy played along to a recording of their first single, "Miracle Worker," as a camera crane swooped over an assembled crowd of a few hundred and the music boomed. Onstage...
| Mar 23, 2012
Zan Nordhoc's unhappy family is certainly unhappy in its own ways in Steve Erickson's new novel "These Dreams of You." For instance, in a third-act twist he suggests that the nanny of the protagonist's adopted daughter (and, potentially, that child's...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 8:36 AM
We're heading into a crowded weekend for film fests in Chicago, with no fewer than three major events competing for attention. This kind of overlap is far from ideal, but then again filmgoers are a self-selecting bunch, and the three festivals on tap...