| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:26 AM
At a breakfast event Thursday attended by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Goodman Theatre said that it had raised $10 million towards the $15-million goal of its new endowment campaign, dubbed "Endowing Excellence: The Campaign for Goodman Theatre."
| Nov 4, 2011
| 10:45 PM
As her concert wound down Friday at the Riviera, Leslie Feist stood amid a sea of fans that she had invited on stage to slow dance.
“Hold that person close and listen to a song about how it could all fall apart tomorrow,” she said with a hint...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 5:27 PM
I wasn’t too familiar with “The Hills” cast member-turned-“The City” star Whitney Port up until this past weekend. That’s when sightings of Port began to pour in. And they haven’t stopped.
Port – who has...
| Jan 16, 2013
In the political thriller “Broken City,” Mark Wahlberg plays an underdog—not exactly something new for the Oscar-nominated actor (“The Departed”) when you recall “Boogie Nights,” “Invincible,” “...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 6:19 AM
Tom Ricketts might not believe it or care, but I’m with him on this one.
Let him run his business like a business, and he won’t ask the city, county or state for a dime to help the Cubs fix up Wrigley Field.
During the Cubs...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 8:42 AM
Silvio Marchetti, who has silver hair and a dry sense of humor most atypical for an attache, tells a story about meeting the late Harold Washington, Mayor of Chicago, in the mid-1980s. Marchetti, who now heads up the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago,...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:05 PM
In Chicago, the competition for the title of "most embarassing alderman" is intense and never-ending. But for the moment, no one comes close to Joe Moreno, who says he won't allow Chick-fil-A to build a restaurant in his 1st ward because he abhors its...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:31 AM
As you read this, Jim Lasko and his family, which includes his wife, two children and a dog named Beckett, are in a car heading east.
Or they might have already arrived and are now unpacking boxes of clothes and all the other things that will fill their...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Mumford & Sons singer Marcus Mumford and his wife and actress Carey Mulligan ("Drive") enjoyed their meal at Sunda Wednesday so much, the couple returned to the River North restaurant again Thursday.
Mumford was in town to perform at the Chicago Theatre...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Some neighborhoods have it all, and some neighborhoods have very little, but only one Chicago neighborhood, Greater Grand Crossing, has Stephanie Hart and her Brown Sugar Bakery.
There, every day you can get cupcakes the size of small children's heads...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Among some Americans, particularly those who detest President Obama or Mayor Emanuel, it's accepted wisdom that Chicago is a daily orgy of bloodshed and murder. By any reasonable standard, the level of violent crime in the city is unacceptably, tragically...