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  • What does your McDonald's order say about you?

    What does your McDonald's order say about you?
    Everyone knows if you want to be taken seriously by your co-workers, you don’t show up to the office with McDonald’s in tow. But it happens. It’s the only thing you have time for. You’re desperate. So what does your McDonald’...
  • Worries over dog flu continue

    Chicago is the Windy City, the City of Big Shoulders, the Second City, and now, apparently the dog flu city. The canine influenza virus, or dog flu, settled into the Chicago metropolitan area just over a month ago. Since dogs do travel, however, it's no...
  • 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...
  • Emmy nominations reinforce Chicago's rep as comedy training ground

    Emmy nominations reinforce Chicago's rep as comedy training ground
    Nominees for the 64th Primetime Emmys include several former Chicagoans, continuing a trend from years past. The 2011 winner for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, Plainfield native and “Mike & Molly” star Melissa McCarthy, was again...
  • What else Rauner can cut from the Illinois budget

    What else Rauner can cut from the Illinois budget
    Good news, Illinois! Billionaire Gov. Bruce Rauner suspended $26 million in critical social service and public health grants earlier this month. Beneficiaries include autism programs, epilepsy services, children’s health, homelessness assistance and...
  • Underrated for years, Bob Odenkirk gets the call for 'Saul'

    Underrated for years, Bob Odenkirk gets the call for 'Saul'
    A few years ago, on a TV show that you likely never watch and probably never heard of but eventually might appreciate, Bob Odenkirk crafted a brief and remarkable performance. In fact, until Odenkirk joined AMC's acclaimed "Breaking Bad" in 2009 as the...
  • Second City e.t.c.'s 'Soul' finds its groove

    Second City e.t.c.'s 'Soul' finds its groove
    These days at Second City, items of technology have replaced spouses and lovers as the chief antagonist, just as those items of technology have replaced spouses and lovers in real life. Or become them. In "Soul Brother, Where Art Thou?" — the...
  • Ernie Banks epitomized American optimism

    Ernie Banks epitomized American optimism
    While Joe DiMaggio was Mr. Coffee, Ernie Banks was Mr. Cub. Banks didn't marry sex goddesses, he betrothed an entire city, one that was frequently sooty and snowy on opening day. Every April, he was the warm sunshine until the real sun came out....
  • Blues Brothers Excite Black & Red Ball Crowd

    Blues Brothers Excite Black & Red Ball Crowd
    It was a gala visual Java couldn't get out of her head long after she left the Bushnell Saturday night. The three top guys in the Hartford Hospital/ Hartford Healthcare system were feeling the groove when The Blues Brothers, including Dan Aykroyd as...
  • 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...
  • To close the year, 10 great performances of 2014

     To close the year, 10 great performances of 2014
    Here's a great way to end the year with this column, a celebration of 10 of the great performances of 2014. In alphabetical order: Amy J. Carle in "Gidion's Knot": Viewed in the intimate confines of Profiles Theatre, Amy J. Carle's performance as the...