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  • Lance Barber on his long-awaited 'Comeback'

    Lance Barber on his long-awaited 'Comeback'
    It is almost unheard of for a TV series to get a second season nearly 10 years after the first. But with so many recent changes in the viewing landscape, nothing about television is business as usual anymore. Which brings us to "The Comeback," a spiky...
  • Big moments in theater in 2014

     Big moments in theater in 2014
    In 2014 ... Chicago's Jessie Mueller snagged the role of Carole King in "Beautiful" on Broadway. By June, she had a Tony Award and the Mueller family was on its way to becoming a national theater brand. Seth Meyers, first spotted doing a little show...
  • Late-night TV gets 2015 makeover

    Late-night TV gets 2015 makeover
    As the new year gets underway, most of the TV talk is focusing on new and returning shows for the winter 2015 season. But later this year viewers will witness major changes in late night TV: Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman, Larry Wilmore will...
  • REVIEW: 'The Art of Falling' by Second City and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

     REVIEW: 'The Art of Falling' by Second City and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
    Aside from being a hugely entertaining and strikingly emotional show, "The Art of Falling," Second City's not-to-be-missed new collaboration with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, is a very significant formative moment in this city's long history of...
  • How to find a holiday hook up

    How to find a holiday hook up
    With the warm scent of synthetic cinnamon in the air, it's easy to get distracted from the real holiday tradition of feeling like you're going to die alone without ever having lived up to your family's expectations. Lucky for you: The holidays are the...
  • TV Picks: 'Happiness,' Poehler, Banksy, 'Missing,' Khrushchev

    TV Picks: 'Happiness,' Poehler, Banksy, 'Missing,' Khrushchev
    "Happiness" (PBS, Monday). I am, as a rule, a fan of the films that make up the PBS documentary series "Independent Lens," which tend to spend intimate quality time with the kinds of people TV usually ignores for being too far off, too foreign, too poor...
  • New journal focuses on Midwest history

    New journal focuses on Midwest history
    Can Jon Lauck put the Midwest back on the map as a field of academic study? Lauck, a historian and former professor at South Dakota State University, made a persuasive case for Midwestern history, a once-thriving field, with his book "The Lost Region,"...
  • Justin LeBlanc and Kate Pankoke put the Chicago in 'Project Runway All Stars'

    Justin LeBlanc and Kate Pankoke put the Chicago in 'Project Runway All Stars'
    Just because you’re on “Project Runway” doesn’t mean you get an automatic invite to Heidi Klum’s famed Halloween party. “Oh my gosh, did you get invited?” Kate Pankoke, a designer from Season 11 and 12, asked...
  • Second City show to be held at Andrew

    Second City show to be held at Andrew
    Chicago's beloved improv comedy studio, Second City, is coming to Tinley Park for a special show. The performance will take place Saturday, Nov. 8, at Andrew High School, District 230 officials said. It will benefit the school district's foundation,...
  • All-star lineup highlights Lyric gala

    All-star lineup highlights Lyric gala
    Lyric Opera celebrated its Diamond Anniversary in grand style Saturday evening, with a dazzling gala held at the Civic Opera House. Conducted by Lyric's music director Sir Andrew Davis, and hosted by Jane Lynch, the evening fielded a treasure trove of...
  • Richard Schaal dies at 86; character actor was a Second City pioneer

    Richard Schaal dies at 86; character actor was a Second City pioneer
    Actor Richard "Dick" Schaal, a pioneer at the Second City comedy theater in Chicago and a familiar face from character roles on movies and television, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda," has died. He was 86. Schaal died Tuesday at the...