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  • Matt Walsh turns off the funny for 'Into the Storm'

    Matt Walsh turns off the funny for 'Into the Storm'
    Matt Walsh isn’t an obvious choice to star in the action-drama “Into the Storm” as a tornado-chasing documentary filmmaker. So to audition his dramatic abilities, the suburban Darien native—best known for co-founding sketch comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade and roles in “Veep,” “Ted” and “Old School”—pretended his house was a disaster zone.
  • A guide to walking tours in Chicago, Evanston

    A guide to walking tours in Chicago, Evanston
    How many times has this happened to you? You're taking out-of-town visitors around the Loop or another popular neighborhood, and they point to a building you've seen thousands of times before and ask "What's that?" You hem and haw while your credibility...

    A screen's-eye view of Chicago

    Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...

    Local barbecue 101

    Local barbecue 101
    Those attempting to define Chicago barbecue as one specific style will have no such luck — at the least, there are three distinct approaches found within city limits. The interesting thing is if you plot out these restaurants on a map, the...

    A new view of 'cue

    A new view of 'cue
    Barbecue still holds a romantic allure. At its heart, you take meat and apply heat via smoke of a wood-burning fire. There's something primordial and attractive about the process. Unlike grilling a steak or frying a pork chop, smoking meats requires...