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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’...
  • Director: 'Ghostbusters' remake with 'hilarious women' in works

    If there is something strange in the neighborhood, who are you going to call? 'Hilarious women,' quipped filmmaker Paul Feig. "Bridesmaids" filmmaker Feig said on Wednesday he is working on a new "Ghostbusters" film for Sony Pictures and co-writing the...
  • 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...

  • 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?...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Joan Rivers, Comedian and TV Host, Dies at 81

    Raunchy, gravelly-voiced and self-deprecating comedian Joan Rivers, who rose from Greenwich Village standup to occasional host of "The Tonight Show" and star of TV's "Fashion Police," died Sept 4. She was 81. "She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m....
  • 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...
  • 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...