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  • President Obama on Harold Ramis: 'A Proud Product of Chicago's Second City'

    No less a fan than President Obama has weighed in with an appreciation of Harold Ramis, the comedy hyphenate who died Monday at the age of 69. SEE ALSO: Harold Ramis Dead at 69 Obama saluted Ramis' work and his deep roots in Chicago, the city that...
  • President Obama makes 'Caddyshack' joke in tribute to Harold Ramis

    President Obama makes 'Caddyshack' joke in tribute to Harold Ramis
    A day after Harold Ramis’ death, President Barack Obama not only paid tribute to the Chicago-native writer-director, but he ended with a “Caddyshack” reference. In a statement issued Tuesday morning, the president wrote: “...
  • Harold Ramis and living the 'yes, and' life

    Harold Ramis and living the 'yes, and' life
    Harold Ramis, the actor-writer-director who died last Monday, was greatly beloved. The extraordinarily voluminous outpouring of attention and affection—which extended all the way up to the "Caddyshack" fan who occupies the White House—was...
  • Harold Ramis dies: Five of his most memorable comedy movies

    Harold Ramis dies: Five of his most memorable comedy movies
    Whether in front of the camera, in the director's chair or on the page, the late comedy actor, director and writer Harold Ramis could be counted on to deliver antic humor under-girded by surprising intelligence. Following are five films exemplifying...
  • President Obama on Zach Galifianakis' 'Between Two Ferns' (VIDEO)

    Zach Galifianakis landed a sit-down with none other than President Obama for his Funny or Die talkshow "Between to Ferns." Related storiesPresident Obama Meets with YouTube Stars to Push Obamacare (VIDEO)President Obama on Harold Ramis: 'A Proud...
  • Second City Chicagoans read warm-weather TripAdvisor reviews

    Second City Chicagoans read warm-weather TripAdvisor reviews
    Call them Second City problems. Summing up what the city of Chicago collectively feels about the winter, the Second City Network released a parody video Wednesday panning reviews of warmer climes on TripAdvisor.com. In the video, actors against arctic...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Voices Frustration With Obama Over NSA

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he has called President Barack Obama to express his frustration over what he says is long-lasting damage caused by the U.S. government's surveillance programs. Posting on his Facebook page Thursday, Zuckerberg wrote that...
  • Chicago gets new international puppet festival

    Chicago gets new international puppet festival
    The depth of the Chicago winter next year is to be enlivened by the coming of puppets from far and wide. Slated for Jan. 15-26, 2015, the new city-wide cultural festival is to feature puppet shows at a variety of arts venues around the city.  The...
  • Q&A: Matt Walsh of Upright Citizens Brigade

    Q&A: Matt Walsh of Upright Citizens Brigade
    Sometimes, size does matter. In the case of the 17th annual Chicago Improv Festival, this translates to more than 200 acts at 21 venues in 11 categories including long-form, short-form, experimental, musical and—wait for it—puppetry. That...
  • Intoxicating mix of booze, written word long-lived

    Intoxicating mix of booze, written word long-lived
    The relationship between taverns and writers (and other artists) has long been established and celebrated. It has also been derided, mostly by people who don't go to taverns. The tavern — or bar, saloon, gin mill, dive, pub or whatever you want to...
  • Bill Murray's CTA tie inspires 2 more purchases

    Bill Murray's CTA tie inspires 2 more purchases
    Bill Murray's appearance on Wednesday's "Late Show with David Letterman" has inspired two people to follow in his fashion footsteps. Murray, 63, wore a CTA tie on the show, during which he took a selfie with Lady Gaga. Right after the show aired, two...