| May 30, 2014
A Moutza of the Month is a terrible thing to waste, especially if you waste May's moutza on me, and not on that earwax-eating Florida congressman and so many others, like the crazy ax-wielding guy on a dating show.
"Take that meaty paw of yours and...
| Jun 26, 2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to plop a "Star Wars" museum on the lakefront whether Chicago likes it or not is a dumb idea.
But judging by the breathless media coverage, you'd think this is some great mayoral triumph. It isn't.
Mayor Rahmfather has been...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:48 PM
A conductor who understands the challenges female musicians of color face is leading the first Chicago Symphony Orchestra performances this week of a work by a black woman composer who faced similar obstacles during her lifetime.
Mei-Ann Chen chose as...
| Jul 30, 2014
On the Chicago block where that 3-year-old boy was shot in the stomach, a victim of the city's murderous gang wars, there was a woman watering her flowers.
"Please don't put my name," she said, her thumb directing the spray. "Don't put my name."
| Aug 29, 2013
| 8:39 AM
One week director Michael Bay is turning the plaza at McCormick Place into Hong Kong for Transformers 4 filming, the next he's turning North Broadway Street in the Uptown neighborhood into Texas.
The Uptown Theatre, where actors Mark Wahlberg and T.J....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Michael Bay has been called a lot of things during his career in Hollywood, but homebody probably isn't one of them.
The polarizing action director seemed to go out nearly every night while in Chicago filming “Transformers: Age of Extinction&...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:45 AM
The first place Emmy Rossum had dinner while in Chicago this week to film exterior scenes for the upcoming season Showtime’s “Shameless” was Sunda. Rossum dined at Sunda on Sunday and then plugged the Asian restaurant on Twitter, as...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| May 17, 2012
| 12:30 PM
The three minute trailer for the upcoming NBC drama “Chicago Fire” features firefighters battling flames in a collapsing building, a firefighter receiving a “Pulp Fiction”-like needle through the chest, and two people sucking...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 9:41 AM
While a U.S. bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics still seems very unlikely, USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun didn't completely rule it out in responding to a question during the teleconference after Tuesday's USOC board meeting.
Blackmun's point was...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 8:06 PM
The Common who hosted his second annual Common Ground Foundation gala Saturday is exactly the kind of guy you would want your daughter to date.
The Chicago rapper-turned-actor is passionate about helping today’s youth (he will host a five-day...