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  • Gift Theater tries, but 'Hell' is tough to fit in a storefront

    Gift Theater tries, but 'Hell' is tough to fit in a storefront
    With a cast of 21 actors crammed into the minuscule Gift Theatre, Sheldon Patinkin's production of Rodney Ackland's loquacious but fascinating play, "Absolute Hell," three hours and 15 minutes of mostly plot-free bohemian behavior in post-war London, is...
  • Do out-of-date travel books have any use for more modern journeys?

    Do out-of-date travel books have any use for more modern journeys?
    It's time for the travel two-step: First, deciding where in the world you'd like to go for your summer vacation. Second, finding the perfect travel guide to accompany you. I've been known to stand in a bookstore aisle for long agonizing stretches, reading...
  • Singer Amy Winehouse found dead at 27

    Singer Amy Winehouse found dead at 27
          Amy Winehouse was found dead Saturday at her home in London, British newspapers are reporting.         The singer, 27, who defined the British neo-soul movement in 2006 with her Motown-influenced breakthrough album, “Back to Black,”...
  • Amy Winehouse, dead at 27: One acclaimed album, great promise left unfulfilled

    Amy Winehouse, dead at 27: One acclaimed album, great promise left unfulfilled
    Amy Winehouse, who was found dead Saturday at her home in London, left behind a small body of celebrated work and immeasurable unfulfilled promise. She was 27. Authorities were investigating the cause of the British singer’s death. But, sadly, it...
  • Lollapalooza's must-see bands: An hour-by-hour guide to 3 days of music

    Lollapalooza's must-see bands: An hour-by-hour guide to 3 days of music
    Lollapalooza: More than 130 bands and artists on eight stages play 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday in Grant Park; all three days sold out. TODAY 8 p.m. Don’t miss Kid Cudi (9 p.m., Perry’s): Psychedelic soundscapes, introspective funk,...
  • Mogul in misery: Justice or frame-up?

    Mogul in misery: Justice or frame-up?
    An international business tycoon is in seriously hot water. He's accused of unspeakable crimes. He's about to lose everything — his business, his family, his reputation, even his freedom. So far, it sounds like the Rupert Murdoch affair on...
  • McManus: Will there be a Libya bounce for Obama?

    McManus: Will there be a Libya bounce for Obama?
    Twenty years ago this summer, American cities staged noisy, flag-waving parades to celebrate the U.S. victory in a war we've almost forgotten: the Persian Gulf War against Iraq. The president at the time, George H.W. Bush, saw his poll ratings soar in the...
  • Schoolteachers in love, looking for a patch of blue sky

    Schoolteachers in love, looking for a patch of blue sky
    David Eldridge's "Under the Blue Sky" is a closely observed, carefully built and rather sad play — and thus ideal for Chicago's intimate and unstinting Steep Theatre — about the love lives of schoolteachers. Unless you're talking scandal,...
  • Miners cross a painted line into art world

    Miners cross a painted line into art world
    Anybody who has ever left a tough, close-knit, working-class community for a life as a painter, writer, musician, dancer or some other creative career is familiar with a couple of abiding truths. The arts can change your life — if you're lucky...
  • When celebrity interviews go bad

    When celebrity interviews go bad
    Let us consider for a moment the Hollywood performance that never gets nominated for awards but can be just as indelible as any Oscar-winning role. I'm referring to the celebrity interview that goes viral. Typically interviews that are done during a...
  • Murphy's Push To Strip Rights From Non-People Scary

    Thursday brings our annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in that storied year, 1776. The defiant document was preceded by Americans commanded by George Washington chasing their British masters out of Boston and followed...