| Dec 19, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Step back, Scrooge. There's another Dickens hit in town — but only for a few days. Step lively if you want to snag a ducat before it departs.
"Dickens' Women," first performed by star and co-creator Miriam Margolyes in 1989, closes out a...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Kill Hannah has spent much of its career coming to its fans around the country and in Europe, but once a year during the holiday season the Chicago alt-rock band has its fans come to it for “A New Heart For Christmas.” And considering the...
| Dec 27, 2012
I have this problem. I made more New Year's Eve reservations than I can use. More than 100 of them, actually.
Which is why, for the 12th straight year (and the 17th time in the past 19 years), I'll be giving them away to nimble-fingered readers who ask....
| Jan 28, 2013
Adela Cepeda stepped adroitly along her path to become one of the city's most prominent Latina businesswomen. But she walked it on her own, rather than as part of the power couple she and her husband were once well on their way to becoming.
| May 15, 2013
| 2:28 PM
The week before The Squared Circle opened in mid-March, owner and pro wrestler Lisa Marie Varon — better known as Victoria during her WWE days and Tara currently with TNA wrestling — sat in a corner booth of her Lincoln Park restaurant,...
| May 16, 2013
A plain-looking bus full of ticketed passengers pulled up to an ordinary Chicago street corner on Tuesday night and a couple of Nigerian women jumped on board. One was wary of the people on the bus and sat quietly, watching. The other, younger woman...
| May 17, 2013
I've got a feeling that in some weird, alternate universe, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is making a decent living playing hide-the-pea.
You know the game, don't you?
First, you put your money down. Then Mr. Misdirection places a pea under one of three cups....
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:29 AM
It's difficult to tell who should be more excited NBC officially picked up “Chicago Fire” for a second season Friday: The cast and crew of the firefighter drama or the Illinois Film Office.
The good news allows the Dick Wolf-produced show to...
| May 6, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Do I hear a bison chortling?
Yes, it's a laugh a minute these days in Montana. The bears are slapping their grizzly knees; the bighorn sheep are high-hoofing the pronghorn antelopes; the glaciers are splitting their sides.
And my attempt to rally...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Editor's Note: This story from the Tribune archives was originally published in the Chicago Tribune on Thursday, June 27, 1996. RedEye has reposted it to accompany our story about an episode of Investigation Discovery's "FBI: Criminal Pursuit" that...
| Dec 13, 2012
'Tis the season for sucking up at company holiday parties — or, as Frank, the central character in David Ives' "The School for Lies" would put it, this is prime time, baby, for "two-faced pestilential etiquette." Perchance you indulged in a little...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 2:03 PM
The Brothers Q are the Brothers Popular on Navy Pier. Their high-energy, hip hop-inspired "Othello: The Remix" has been extended through June 15 in the Upstairs Theater at Chicago Shakespeare, where it has been drawing crowds new to Chicago Shakes. Read...