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  • Spike Lee wants to name his film 'Chiraq'? Chicago can handle it

    Spike Lee wants to name his film 'Chiraq'? Chicago can handle it
    Moviemaking in this town is usually a welcomed event. City Hall is more than happy to showcase the beauty and vitality of Chicago. You know, City of Big Shoulders, Second City, Chi-town. But Mayor Rahm Emanuel, members of the City Council and some South...
  • Party game Utter Nonsense is comedic gold for improv troupes

    Party game Utter Nonsense is comedic gold for improv troupes
    Members of the improv troupe Redmond are ready to switch gears mid-act and perform with a thick Irish brogue, the flat monotone of a robot — even an orgasmic screech. What will they say next? Not even they know. It all depends on the luck of the...
  • 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...
  • One-woman show 'Shirley Valentine' brings energy, laughter

    One-woman show 'Shirley Valentine' brings energy, laughter
    As a Chicago actress, Suzanne Nyhan said she is used to working in an ensemble, where she can "develop a synergistic kind of energy." This time, there's a twist. She'll be alone on stage for about two hours. And she'll be talking to a wall. Nyhan, an...
  • 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...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' star loves the Sox—and shopping

    'Duck Dynasty' star loves the Sox—and shopping
    No historian has ever described the White Sox as a dynasty, but they will have the Duck Dynasty in their corner this season. Willie Robertson, star of the reality series "Duck Dynasty," is close friends with Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche. With...
  • Star players carry Chicago banner in NCAA tourney

    Star players carry Chicago banner in NCAA tourney
    Despite the fact that no teams within Chicago's city limits are headed to the NCAA tournament, the Second City's impact on March Madness is still first rate. It starts at the top with this year's overwhelming favorite, Kentucky. Almost everybody will...
  • 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...
  • Tim Kazurinsky will go to Broadway this spring

    Tim Kazurinsky will go to Broadway this spring
    Tim Kazurinsky, the Chicago actor and Second City alum best known for his years spent on “Saturday Night Live” and his role in the "Police Academy" films, will perform on Broadway this spring in "An Act of God." A spokesman for the...
  • Rachel Dratch to host 2015 Shorty Awards

    Rachel Dratch to host 2015 Shorty Awards
    Rachel Dratch, the comedienne best known for her seven-year stint on "Saturday Night Live," will host the 7th annual Shorty Awards, which will bestow laurels on the top social-media personalities and sites of the year. This year's Shorty Awards will...
  • 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...