| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:41 AM
A headline in Monday's paper: "32 hurt, 4 killed in 36 hours."
There is great, untold sorrow behind those numbers, 32-4-36, but we have become almost desensitized to much of the gun violence we read about in newspapers and see on television. We see...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:06 AM
And so it ends, this extraordinary and exasperating, revelatory and redundant, infuriating and ultimately tragic eight-part series "Chicagoland."
For the last two months, CNN has given us our town in mostly unscripted, sometimes contrived and...
| Mar 20, 2014
If the culinary world had a "Three Tenors"-like tour, it couldn't do much better than chefs Ferran Adria, Andoni Luis Aduriz and Grant Achatz — and the music likely would make your head spin.
Adria was the chef of Spain's El Bulli, which topped...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Hot time, summer in the city, and the third episode of "Chicagoland" is filled with fireworks of all sorts.
For those of you who like and admire our mayor, this episode is a feast of favorable scenes. For those who do not like and admire the mayor, this...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:30 PM
This almost makes up for the fact there will be no Just For Laughs Festival in Chicago this year.
Aziz Ansari (“Parks and Recreation”) is bringing his new Modern Romance comedy tour to the Chicago Theatre May 21. Tickets went on sale...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:35 PM
In Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's clear-eyed, 2012 documentary "Detropia," which anticipated many of the things that would happen in (and to) the bankrupt Motor City in the year that followed, a union leader laments the disappearance of good, middle-class...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Get into a conversation with Moto/iNG chef/owner Homaro Cantu, and in a tone that's both buoyant and matter-of-fact, he'll drop such nuggets as:
"With a little more tweaking, we could make orange juice in the orange without any packaging or...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 10:00 AM
I met a blue-eyed girl 1,135 days ago. Her name is Anne.
Our lives first crossed at a New Year’s Eve party teeming with unfamiliar faces and red Solo cups. We were bumper cars, swerving aimlessly from stranger to stranger, that kept running into...
| Apr 13, 2013
If you are the kind of diner who gets hung up on first impressions, M.A.K.E., Matthew Kenney's raw-vegan restaurant in Santa Monica Place, may not be for you. It is not just on the dining deck but actually in the mall's food court, so to get to it you...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 4:05 PM
It's fair to say that both Graham Elliot and his food are polarizing. The Chicago Tribune said Elliot had "another hit on his hands" after dining at his 6-month-old sandwich shop Grahamwich on opening day, while Time Out Chicago issued a scathing one-star...
| Sep 27, 2012
Can a four-star meal begin with fried smelts and end with a Butterfinger bar? My last dinner at Sixteen says yes.
These are uncertain times for four-star dining in Chicago. Since last September, four previous top-rated restaurants have closed up shop...