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  • In 'Lucky 7,' the lives of a more ordinary number

    In 'Lucky 7,' the lives of a more ordinary number
    TORONTO — Modern television dramas are filled with all kinds of fantastical characters you’ll probably never meet in real life — turncoat FBI agents, throne-seeking knights, superhero crime fighters. What it may not have enough of, at...
  • Authors R-Z

    Nathan Rabin Nathan Rabin is the head writer for The A.V. Club. His books include “The Big Rewind” and “My Year of Flops.” He also collaborated on “Weird Al: The Book.” He has written for the Wall Street Journal,...
  • Review: 'A Parallelogram' as existential riddle

     Review: 'A Parallelogram' as existential riddle
    A high-toned concept combined with disagreeable characters and a jaded worldview provided the formula for Bruce Norris' bracing retort to "A Raisin in the Sun," "Clybourne Park," the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that became a huge hit at the Mark Taper...
  • Dennis Farina and his fellows, Chicago men all

    Dennis Farina and his fellows, Chicago men all
    At the end of 2011, a poster featuring a group of square-jawed characters in dark suits, legs slightly apart, started appearing in bus shelters around Chicago. The men — the group was all white men — looked like they might have gathered for...
  • Generosity abounds in simmering performance

    Generosity abounds in simmering performance
    A few years back, in a sleepy hotel bar in Costa Rica, I found myself in one of those late-night conversations in which it felt like my new friend was not telling the whole truth. No doubt the history of this genial, white-haired American emigre was...
  • After son's murder, mother works to help other victims' families

    After son's murder, mother works to help other victims' families
    When Joy McCormack's son was murdered after a Halloween party in 2009, she was lost: not only in trying to rationalize why this senseless act occurred, but also in the horrific aftermath of navigating everything from emergency rooms to courtrooms. "I...
  • It's a nerd world

    It's a nerd world
    Once a month, at Third Coast Comics in the Edgewater neighborhood, the store closes for the evening and the knitting comes out. Followed by the drinks. Drink & Draw & Knitting Night is the second Thursday of each month, as it has been since Terry Gant...
  • 'The Whale' and other big fish to check out right now

    'The Whale' and other big fish to check out right now
    April can be the cruelest or the kindest month for a critic, but it most certainly is the busiest month in the Chicago theater. Over the last 30 days, I've seen about 30 shows in Chicago and New York. I'm gonna get right to the point here; there are...
  • Tony Awards: Steppenwolf, Tracy Letts lead Chicago nominations

    Tony Awards: Steppenwolf, Tracy Letts lead Chicago nominations
    Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company had a very good New York morning Tuesday with three of its ensemble members scoring 2013 Tony nominations: Tracy Letts and Amy Morton for their work in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," also a Tony...
  • Tonys 2013: 'Vanya and Sonia,' 'Lucky Guy' lead play nominees

    Tonys 2013: 'Vanya and Sonia,' 'Lucky Guy' lead play nominees
    NEW YORK -- The Tony nominations announcement Tuesday morning brought good news to Christopher Durang’s dysfunctional-family tale "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" and the late Nora Ephron's period journalism weepie "Lucky Guy" with the two...
  • Sex, work and other troubles of 20-somethings

    Sex, work and other troubles of 20-somethings
    I smell a niche at Theater Wit, the multispace venue just a few blocks from the bars and eateries of Wrigleyville: the date-night show. Not a bad idea, given the locale. Itamar Moses' "Completeness," wherein a pair of brainy graduate students almost...