| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Actor/writer Tracy Letts, author Malcolm Gladwell and musician/producer T-Bone Burnett are among the first speakers being revealedfor the third annual Chicago Ideas Week, which will run Oct. 14-20.
After its expansion last year, Ideas Week Executive...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The fight for marriage equality in Pennsylvania just got mighty interesting.
Despite the Keystone State's ban on same-sex marriage, at least five same-sex couples were issued marriage licenses in a suburban Philadelphia county where local Register of...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Twenty years ago, Cindy Cleary was working in Glendale's Central Library when a recipe in a special collections room caught her eye.
It was a recipe for cooking a cat.
"That was a stunner when I came across that," said Cleary, who is now director of...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 7:46 AM
I'm really struggling with relationships for a number of reasons. I've known I was a lesbian since I was 14. I am now in my 20s and things really haven't gotten any easier. My parents still do not accept it, and I find that I'm having a...
| Dec 31, 2013
Half your kid's gifts are untouched. Should you suggest donating a few?
From our panel of staff contributors
I think the more practical thing to do is to suggest donating used things that the child has outgrown or doesn't use...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:34 AM
"Morrissey is plainly the most ornery, cantankerous, entitled, whingeing, self-martyred human being who ever drew breath. And those are just his good qualities." — A.A. Gill on "Autobiography" by Morrissey.
It's that time again: The Hatchet Job of...
| Jan 17, 2014
Jon Anderson, an unflappable Canadian with a shock of white hair, a patrician demeanor and a cheerful facility in French, quickly stood out in 1970s-era Chicago newsrooms marked by chain-smoking reporters, clacking typewriters, hurled invectives and...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The documentary "Life Itself," directed by Steve James of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters" and based on the late Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir, could have settled for well-meaning hagiography or a feature-length pitch for sainthood. Many of Ebert's far-...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Welcome to Hell yeah/Hell no, RedEye's regular column in which we answer your questions about etiquette in Chicago and how to not be an asshole, in general.
*Jessica is not a professional etiquette expert, nor is she that great of a human being, to be...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:27 AM
Peggy Thalheimer remembers the first time she went to Maison Marconi's. It was 1973, and she had just moved to Charm City.
"My husband told me he was going to take me to the best restaurant in Baltimore," said Thalheimer, who acknowledged that the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Garrison Keillor spoke from the kitchen of his home in New York — he has another residence in St. Paul, Minn. — and said that he could see from his window the high buildings of the city. But his thoughts, he promised, were back in the middle...