| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:54 PM
When Angela Hackett heard that demolition of the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood was slated to start Tuesday morning, she made the trek from Chicago to bid farewell to the building where she spent her wedding night.
"This has a lot of history to me,"...
| Aug 19, 2013
In the highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” Shadowhunters/part-angels/demon slayers Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower) and Alec (Kevin Zegers) are meant to be symbols of toughness and resolve. If the...
| Sep 5, 2013
Headlines for Thursday, September 5, 2013
ROGER WATERS: One Wall He Does Not Want to Tear Down
Roger Waters took his production of Pink Floyd's The Wall to Berlin, Germany last night, and on Tuesday he joined a protest to protect one of the last...
| Sep 11, 2013
Whether you prefer yours shaken or stirred, there's no shortage of cocktail spots to provide your fancy-drink fix.
First, order up at The Barrelhouse Flat (2624 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-857-0421), a sexy two-floor lounge where progressive bartenders push the...
| Sep 12, 2013
1510 N. Wells St. 312-649-9640
With its oversized booths for groups and a TV screen so big it nearly covers an entire wall, the main floor of this Old Town sports bar has plenty to offer. But on a warm afternoon, you can't beat a seat on the...
| Sep 13, 2013
1729 N. Halsted St. 312-337-6070
With Steppenwolf and The Royal George Theatre just down the street, this dining room makes a stunning setting for a pre-theater dinner or date. Former Charlie Trotter's chef Giuseppe Tentori changes the contemporary...
| Jul 22, 2013
I spend most of my days toiling in the fields of workplace discontent, hoisting the yoke of America's office imbroglios, looking up fancy words and praying I don't run out of hyperbolic ways to describe my job.
But this week I take a break from the...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:09 AM
The Michelin Man was very good to Chicago on Tuesday, bestowing stars on 25 restaurants, the largest number in the four-year history of the Chicago Michelin guide.
“It was a great year in Chicago,” said Michael Ellis, Michelin’s...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: I have seven cocktail forks from the historic Planter House Hotel in St. Louis, Mo. How do I find out if they have any value?
A: Some readers may not know that many collectors treasure memorabilia, including tableware, from early railroads, ocean...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:58 AM
It’s here: The one weekend a year when the top parties in the world aren’t taking place in Los Angeles, New York, Paris or Rio de Janeiro, but right in our very own backyard. Lollapalooza weekend is your opportunity to mingle with...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Paula Poundstone lives in Santa Monica, Calif. "We're near the Jack in the Box," she says. "But I don't like to brag."
And although she doesn't perform her stand-up comedy in Chicago often, she's here all the time. She's become almost as well-known as a...