| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Welcome back, kids. We've got four more days to go to until the weekend.
That sounds depressing, but it's not going to be THAT bad. In fact, last week wasn't horrible either, judging by some of RedEye's most-read stories. The Foo Fighters played a cheap...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:25 PM
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’...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Art of Falling
Go: Oct. 15-19 at Harris Theater at Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph Drive
Tickets: $39-$99. 312-850-9744; hubbardstreetdance.com/fall
Physical comedy has been a trusty weapon in The Second City arsenal for decades, but even the...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:14 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:21 AM
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:29 PM
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?...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:42 AM
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,...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:26 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:03 AM
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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....
| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:18 PM
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...