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  • 'Curb' comic's stand-up blends sweetness and acid

    'Curb' comic's stand-up blends sweetness and acid
    Only Jeff Garlin could get away with doing an entire show about his giving up sweet stuff — even titling the show "No Sugar Tonight" — while swigging from a bottle of Gatorade. The thematic disconnect was particularly egregious because, by...
  • Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile

    Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile
    At first glance, the Chicago Cultural Mile ("Where Culture & Commerce Meet") resembles nothing so much as a gerrymandered congressional district. According to its website, this officially arty and mercantile stretch begins at Michigan Avenue and the...
  • With Tony Fitzpatrick, it's 'Stations Lost' and summer found

    With Tony Fitzpatrick, it's 'Stations Lost' and summer found
    With his gig at the Steppenwolf Theatre now seemingly an annual event, Tony Fitzpatrick is taking on the air of Garrison Keillor, and his motley crew of sidekicks is looking a bit like a cut-rate cast of "Prairie Home Companion." As seen from the back...
  • About Face charts a new century of gay life in Chicago

    About Face charts a new century of gay life in Chicago
    Philip Dawkins' ambitious, substantial and deeply impressive new play, "The Homosexuals," begins with a disaster: Catherine Zeta-Jones winning the Tony Award. "For singing," spits out Peter, one of the group of gay Chicagoans whom this play follows...
  • New online magazine called The Distance is about old businesses

    New online magazine called The Distance is about old businesses
    Newspaper reporters call them evergreen stories. Nothing described in them is occurring now or tomorrow, or happened yesterday. But the subjects are, nevertheless, intriguing. It's a breed of story that sometimes gets lost amid today's minute-driven...
  • Reflections on pool of memories

    Reflections on pool of memories
    Lois Brach stepped onto the pool deck at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile and looked around. The Spanish Majolica tile wall, the terra-cotta fountain of Neptune, the reflected light from the fish-scale patterned stained glass windows on the...
  • Hybrid residential tower planned in Streeterville

     Hybrid residential tower planned in Streeterville
    A 67-story, 500-unit hybrid residential tower designed by notable architect Robert A.M. Stern is proposed for the southwest corner of Grand Avenue and Peshtigo Court by Related Midwest, which has been on a development hot streak for the past few years...
  • Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape

     Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape
    Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
  • TV shows and the quick hook

    TV shows and the quick hook
    Last week as TV networks announced their lineup for the upcoming season, I noticed more grumbling than usual about the short life span that befalls shows that aren't an instant ratings hit. "The press release for NBC's Manson-killings drama "AQUARIUS"...
  • Are The Orwells rock's next big thing?

    Are The Orwells rock's next big thing?
    On an April Tuesday afternoon, a big black van rolled through the streets of Elmhurst. It might have been rented for a prom by a group of friends. It might have contained a baseball team headed to a game. Then it stopped at Dominic Corso's home and...
  • Seniors on the Go: More holiday travel suggestions

    Kayak published some additional holiday travel guidance, again based on mining its extensive airfare and hotel cost data: -- Airfares to Las Vegas during the mid-December "dead zone" are as much as 61 percent below peak fares. The lowest-cost day is...