| Jan 21, 2015
| 11:34 AM
President Obama returned to the South Side on Feb. 19 to designate the Pullman Historic District Chicago's first national monument. While this is a huge honor to bestow upon our city, there are a few other Chicago landmarks that also deserve national...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Fighting for a spot on The Second City Mainstage roster is remarkably strenuous. Yet, for so many improvisers in Chicago, it's the ultimate goal: work hard, climb the ranks and eventually be selected to join the newest revue.
But for Victoria Elena...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:51 AM
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...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 7:36 PM
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....
| Jan 26, 2015
| 9:15 AM
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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 10:20 AM
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...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 1:34 PM
A notable group of stage and screen artists will celebrate the life of Sheldon Patinkin, the theater artist and teacher who died Sept. 21, it was announced on Friday.
Although the free, Jan. 26 event is sold-out, attendees without tickets may be...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:39 AM
The television event of the year so far — yes, the year has hardly begun, and, yes, we've watched the dull Golden Globes, and seen an incalculable number of reporters shivering while standing near huge piles of street salt — has been the...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 12:46 PM
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...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:38 PM
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...