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  • If these objects could talk ... 'Secret Lives' at Chicago History Museum

    If these objects could talk ...  'Secret Lives' at Chicago History Museum
    Nathan Leopold's eyeglasses, eyewitness to an infamous murder — and evidence of it. Ann Landers' typewriter, conduit for common-sense advice. Booth One at the Pump Room, marker of status and coddler of scores of celebrity posteriors.
  • Sighting: Chris Rock visits Gino's East

    Sighting: Chris Rock visits Gino's East
    Comedian Chris Rock has been all over the place promoting his recently released film “Top Five,” including Chicago. Rock met with radio station contest winners while he was here and, it appears, revealed his Chicago pizza allegiance. Here&...

    In the Heart of Chicago, a hub of restaurants and history

    In the Heart of Chicago, a hub of restaurants and history
    The street appears frozen in time. If you stood at 24th Street and stared south down Oakley Avenue, the view probably doesn't look that different from 30 years ago. This is the heart of the Heart of Chicago neighborhood. On this stretch of Oakley there'...

    Sighting: Zac Efron and Sami Miro visit Chop Shop

    Sighting: Zac Efron and Sami Miro visit Chop Shop
    Zac Efron – who was famously on the receiving end of a $100,000 bottle of champagne at Board Room in 2011, courtesy of a wealthy club patron – returned to Chicago over the weekend. Efron and rumored girlfriend Sami Miro hit Chop Shop Sunday....

    Chicago film fest founder: 'I'm not going anywhere'

    Chicago film fest founder: 'I'm not going anywhere'
    Michael Kutza sliced through the crush with a smile. It's what he has done for decades. Well-wishers, sponsors, staffers, friends, filmmakers, moviegoers, people who say Chicago would be a culturally poorer place without him and people who say he's an...