| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Patrick Fahy, three-time semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation's outstanding pastry chef award (finalist in 2011) is well-known to Chicago dining fans. In the past five years, Fahy has been executive pastry chef at Blackbird, Avec and The Publican;...
| Jul 15, 2011
You buy a ticket, pay all those pesky extra fees, and take your flight. When it all works smoothly, you pretty much get what you pay for and what you expect. But when you encounter anything out of the ordinary, you may run up against problems you never...
| Jul 15, 2011
A new website -- Sciddy (www.sciddy.com) -- is vying to be a "go-to" resource for seniors seeking discounts on just about anything. Although it's still very much a work in progress, you might find it a useful check for any place you intend to visit. But...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 5:29 PM
Most people furnish their homes with comfort and utility in mind and give only a passing nod to matters of style and design.
Though some may pay close attention to color, material and shape, they seldom press much beyond these elementary concerns —...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 3:19 PM
Surely you've seen the bumper stickers, visited the website or, perhaps, worn the T-shirt.
"Save the ta-tas" is a brilliant campaign for breast cancer awareness.
So it doesn't take a perfect MCAT score to grasp the aim of Zac Allen's website....
| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Florida chef Norman Van Aken will host a reception in December at the swanky Orlando Ritz-Carlton to honor Charlie Trotter, a Chicago-based chef who died in 2013 and was revered as one of America's top culinary talents and restaurateurs.
So why do we...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 2:09 PM
The term "cultural ambassadors" is heard often when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra travels the world and performs in places where it rarely, if ever, has appeared before, countries such as Poland last week and Russia in 2012.
The notion is that the...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Nas screened his documentary, “Nas: Time is Illmatic” and performed songs from the “Illmatic” album Friday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond Ind. For those who didn’t get their Nas fill that night, there was a...
| Jun 8, 2010
If you think hotels will never stoop to the level of airlines -- charging extra for anything that isn't bolted down -- maybe you've never heard of easyHotel.
Sure, rooms at this cut-rate European hotel chain are cheap (about $35 a night) but if you...
| Aug 2, 2009
As Allen Iverson's racially charged trial splintered the Peninsula 16 years ago, Hampton native Steve James was a half-continent away crafting one of the most acclaimed sports movies of recent times.
Today he's close to completing a film on the events he...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 8:17 PM
At the moment in David Henry Hwang's "Chinglish" when Sino-American business relations develop to the point a Chinese buyer and a U.S. seller find themselves in bed together, you get a sudden flashback to "M. Butterfly." That brilliant 23-year-old drama,...