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  • We need 'The Jinx' team to crack these cold cases, too

    We need 'The Jinx' team to crack these cold cases, too
    The final thirty seconds of HBO’s "The Jinx" left all of us downright flabbergasted. Because why was a documentary crew able to get Robert Durst arrested in under three years, when police have been suspicious of him since his first wife...
  • 6 reasons to join Scientology immediately after watching HBO's 'Going Clear'

    6 reasons to join Scientology immediately after watching HBO's 'Going Clear'
    If you tuned into HBO’s "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," then one thing probably, really is clear: You’re heading straight to your local Scientology center to sign up. (In Chicago, that would be located at 3011 N. Lincoln...
  • 10 definitively sexiest neighborhoods in Chicago

    10 definitively sexiest neighborhoods in Chicago
    Chicago’s own River North was named No. 5 on a recent list of the 10 sexiest neighborhoods in America. Sure, being rich is hot as hell — and this list spanned the whole country — but what about the rest of the 77 neighborhoods here in...
  • Other Chicago landmarks Obama needs to make national monuments

    Other Chicago landmarks Obama needs to make national monuments
    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...
  • Adsit, Perry, Cromer and more will take part in Patinkin memorial

    Adsit, Perry, Cromer and more will take part in Patinkin memorial
    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...
  • 'Travels' takes the 'Wild' out of Chicago

    'Travels' takes the 'Wild' out of Chicago
    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...
  • Late-night TV gets 2015 makeover

    Late-night TV gets 2015 makeover
    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...
  • 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...
  • Final 'Colbert Report': Colbert confers self immortality, sings 'We'll Meet Again'

    Final 'Colbert Report': Colbert confers self immortality, sings 'We'll Meet Again'
    So, apparently, there might be more of “Stephen Colbert,” the fictional wing-nut talk show host portrayed so winningly by Stephen Colbert during nine-plus years of “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central. What else are we to make of...
  • Stephen Colbert departs, and his Nation mourns

    Stephen Colbert departs, and his Nation mourns
    Watching the first episode of "The Colbert Report," I remember thinking, He cannot possibly sustain this. Mine wasn't the early-days concern I have heard expressed most often as Stephen Colbert prepares to deliver his final "Colbert Report" Thursday:...