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  • The cases for and against Maddon's Cubs World Series chances

    The cases for and against Maddon's Cubs World Series chances
    Joe Maddon might be “dripping in analytics,” but Chicago Cubs fans are drenched with anticipation for the upcoming season. The era of the lovable loser is waning, and the Cubs finally have found the right man to shepherd the flock to the...
  • Chicago would be better if Mariano's took over everything

    Chicago would be better if Mariano's took over everything
    Dear Bob Mariano, May I call you “Bob”? Bob, I’ve heard you are slowing down expansion of your grocery chain in Chicago. Good thinking—always leave them wanting more. And by them, I mean me. I want more. Not more Mariano’...
  • From the Second City archives: Bike Cops

    From the Second City archives: Bike Cops

    Every week for the next few months, we're posting a different Second City archival video of a sketch about Chicago, exclusive to the Tribune. This week's is "Bike Cops" featuring Andy St. Clair and Brad Morris.

    "Bike Cops" was part of the...

  • Bravo to the Bears defense—whoever they are

    Bravo to the Bears defense—whoever they are
    It's Packers week, and I'm marking it down as a "win." A bold move, but we're there. It's not that the Bears are great, it's that the Packers are not. The Bears, if they were a car, I would have them solidly in "Buick" territory. They're more than a...
  • Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79

    Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79
    Sheldon Patinkin, a crucial figure in the development of improvisational comedy in Chicago and a mentor to generations of American and Canadian comedians, as well as aspiring theatrical directors and other theater artists, died Sunday at the age of 79,...
  • The non-football fan's survival guide

    The non-football fan's survival guide
    Autumn! What a magical season. Time to trade in your overpriced iced coffee for even more overpriced pumpkin spice lattes, your window AC units for gas bills that necessitate a second job, and your shorts for… ...Wait, what’s that sound?...
  • A new day for Romanian cimbalom master in Chicago

    A new day for Romanian cimbalom master in Chicago
    For the Romanian cimbalom virtuoso Nicolae Feraru, who has lived in Chicago since 1993, life changed last September. That's when he traveled to Washington, D.C., to receive his adopted country's highest honor for folk arts, the National Endowment for...
  • Fifth Star Awards lineup announced

    Fifth Star Awards lineup announced
    Singer Kurt Elling, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and The Second City will perform during the Fifth Star Awards ceremony honoring icons of Chicago culture: Lou Conte, Richard Hunt, Ramsey Lewis, Lois Weisberg and the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt...
  • Steve Carell and Tina Fey: from Chicago to TIFF

    Steve Carell and Tina Fey: from Chicago to TIFF
    For reasons only partly related to his virtually unrecognizable presence on screen, Steve Carell appears headed for an Academy Award nomination (actor? supporting actor? tough call) for an eerily subtle portrayal of the unstable and ultimately murderous...
  • Dance for fall 2014: 'Swan Lake' and Beijing Dance Theater

    Dance for fall 2014: 'Swan Lake' and Beijing Dance Theater
    Some of the classical dance this fall has been bent, folded or mutilated — in the best possible way, of course. It's set to indie rock, transformed into a ballet within a ballet, dedicated to the philosophical significance of the growth and death of...
  • Joan Rivers: 5 Talking Points

     Joan Rivers: 5 Talking Points
    Joan Rivers was hilarious, risque, self-deprecating — brutally honest about everything, actually — and a trailblazer. With her New York accent and staccato delivery, she broke through in the 1960s as a female standup comic back when funny...