| Jun 3, 2015
| 2:12 PM
Profiles Theatre will perform several new-to-Chicago shows next season.
Plays by Jez Butterworth, Beth Henley, Penelope Skinner and Neil LaBute will join Profiles' usual holiday show, "Hellcab" by Will Kern, a spokeswoman for the theater said Wednesday....
| May 22, 2015
Happy Memorial Day weekend!
To all the Naval Academy graduates today, congratulations! I always find it fitting that the USNA graduation occurs near Memorial Day as it serves as a striking reminder of the purpose of this long weekend. It's not the...
| May 14, 2015
| 8:22 AM
We don't know if the Orlando Magic will be playing on Christmas Day next season, but we apparently know what they will be wearing if they are selected for one of the NBA's marquee holiday games.
Uni-watch.com, a website devoted to sports uniforms,...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 2:45 PM
HARTFORD — Veterans Day is back on the city school calendar after residents and the board of education called for its reinstatement as a district holiday.
The board adopted the change for the 2015-16 year during a special meeting at Rawson...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 2:02 PM
When chef Bryan Voltaggio was setting up photos for his latest cookbook, "Home," his young son, Thacher, climbed on a chair and began braising potatoes — in Coca Cola.
Voltaggio, the force behind nine restaurants in Maryland, Virginia and...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 8:22 PM
The perspective with this roster is different, and on nights such as these, the reality is clear: The Miami Heat, at least at the moment, are not in the same league as the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Just as there was only so much the Dwyane Wade-less Heat...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:56 PM
Sony Pictures' "The Interview," the movie at the center of the crippling cyber attack on the studio, has grossed $31 million through video on demand as of Sunday.
The movie has been rented or purchased about 4.3 million times through services including...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 7:48 PM
I read with interest and a bit of annoyance the letter concerning making Sept. 11 a federal holiday. It was apparent the writer's real agenda concerned the news that New York schools will be closed on some Muslim holidays.
She points out that her school...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 2:21 PM
St. Patrick's Day Weekend is an actual thing and it's upon us.
If you wonder why, consider this quote from a 2009 CNNMoney.com article about an Irish-themed tavern in Detroit's Corktown: "Business is so brisk on the day of Detroit's St. Patrick's Day...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:57 AM
Every year around this time, Sabine Schneider misses her native Austria, especially the month-long celebration known as Fasching.
"There are a lot of events and balls during the season," Schneider said to a small group gathered at Kent Memorial Library's...
| Feb 13, 2015
It's crunch time, Cupid. If you didn't make a dinner reservation, start planning that home-cooked menu immediately. If you are still without a gift, welcome back to the Christmas Eve Santa scramble. If chocolate is your fall back, let's skip that drug-...