| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:32 PM
One hundred years ago this month, Chicago was not thought of as the planet's pig renderer.
And its shoulders, hunched or held back, square or rounded, big or small or somewhere in the broad middle, went largely unremarked upon.
All of that changed...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Illinois officials are hoping headlines like “Recently Insured Man Can’t Wait To Get Out There, Start Seriously Injuring Himself,” and “Man Without Health Insurance is Forced to Sell Action Figures to Pay Medical Bills”...
| Feb 11, 2014
Illinois officials are hoping headlines like "Recently insured man can't wait to get out there, start seriously injuring himself" and "Man without health insurance is forced to sell action figures to pay medical bills" will bring the right blend of comedy...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Auto show season is in full swing. The North American International Auto Show in Detroit wraps up this weekend, just as the Washington Auto Show kicks off in the nation’s capital. Chicago is up next, running from February 8 to February 17.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:56 AM
In a move that comes after NBC's "Saturday Night Live" reacted to intense pressure to hire more minority performers, Chicago's Second City says it has created a new (and tuition-free) multi-performer fellowship designed to fast-track talented minority...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:18 PM
A Glen Ellyn native who has been overseeing the College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center on an interim basis has been named as its new director.
Diana Martinez was officially named to the position in late January.
"I am extremely honored to join the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:59 PM
The Second City and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will embark on a new and distinctive collaboration this fall. A sketch-comedy show, as yet untitled but on the theme of modern dance and comedy, will be created and performed by artists in both companies....
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Wayne Brady’s schedule is a multitasker's dream come true. He's gearing up to host this year’s BET Honors in February, traveling the country for his "It's My Line" Tour, taping a new season of "Whose Line Is It Anyway," recording his own music...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:33 AM
The funniest comedy you've likely never seen, let alone heard of, comes to the Siskel Film Center this week for two screenings. "Hallelujah the Hills," from 1963, is so rare, you won't find it on DVD or any streaming site.
Even I couldn't finagle a look...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The Santa Monica Pier is a second home to Paul Sand, the actor who won a Tony Award nearly 43 years ago playing 11 characters, including a dog, in "Paul Sills' Story Theatre."
His parents met on the pier at a dance. He took his first baby steps there...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Lehigh Valley Music Awards has announced the first of its special honorees to be recognized at the 15th annual awards ceremony, set for March 9 at Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem. The announcement comes as voting for the......