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  • 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...
  • Dick Schaal, Who Appeared on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show,' Dies at 86

    Character actor Richard "Dick" Schaal, who appeared on numerous TV shows including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Bob Newhart Show," died Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund home in Woodland Hills. He was 86. Schaal was a familiar...
  • Drink this: Da Chicago cocktail

    Drink this: Da Chicago cocktail
    Da Chicago: The Second City is second to none when it comes to dining and imbibing, and West Town's Mott St. restaurant, an Asian-fusion follow-up to chef Edward Kim's Ruxbin, is proud to make a delicious cocktail out of his hometown. Da Chicago, $13,...
  • Steve Carell: 'Foxcatcher' to Oscar catcher?

    Steve Carell: 'Foxcatcher' to Oscar catcher?
    CBS on Sunday has Jon Stewart in the morning and Steve Carell in the evening. How do you like that "Daily Show" domination? Stewart is promoting "Rosewater" on "CBS Sunday Morning." Carell is being profiled by "60 Minutes" for "Foxcatcher," in which his...
  • L.A. theater openings, Nov. 9-16: 'O Réjane' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Nov. 9-16: 'O Réjane' and more
    The Tony-winning musical "Kinky Boots" struts into the Pantages, and a fashionable French actress is remembered in the world premiere of "O Réjane" at Bootleg Theater. Into the Woods Reunion Celebration of the hit musical features composer-lyricist...
  • 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...
  • Dick Schaal, a Second City pioneer and former husband of Valerie Harper, dies at 86

     Dick Schaal, a Second City pioneer and former husband of Valerie Harper, dies at 86
    Richard "Dick" Schaal, a pioneer at the Second City comedy theater in Chicago, the former husband of the actress Valerie Harper and a familiar face from a plethora of character roles on movies and television, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and...
  • 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...
  • Best bets in and around the south suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5

    Best bets in and around the south suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5
    These are some highlights of events this weekend and beyond in and around the South suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit:triblocal.com/events. Dishing haddock...
  • 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,...