| Apr 23, 2013
| 4:33 PM
From Sunday's print column The competition recently published a story about plans at Navy Pier for park operations manager Clinton Shepherd to earn a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records by riding the signature Ferris wheel for 48......
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Chicago Shakespeare Theater and The Second City are joining forces to stage a public tribute to Bernie Sahlins, the late co-founder of The Second City. The event, to contain performances and speeches, is slated to take place 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 on Navy...
| May 17, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Story: The Navy Pier remake is being rolled out this week along with other tourism-related projects, including a proposed multi-use arena at McCormick Place that would serve as the home of the DePaul Blue Demons basketball team and additional hotels......
| May 17, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:42 PM
When "Shrek the Musical" first appeared on Broadway in 2008, with decidedly headache-inducing results, it seemed as if the cartoon-to-musical gravy train was kaput. This 2001 DreamWorks movie came toward the beginning of what one might call the self-aware...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:10 AM
A few big outdoor shows remain, but most of the action moves back indoors in the next few months. Here are 10 concerts (arranged chronologically) leading the way:
Replacements: The revered if ever-mercurial Minneapolis band broke up on stage at a...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 2:56 PM
A 55-year-old man is safe after having been located on land after he'd gone missing while jet skiing with his brother in Lake Michigan.
Authorities looking for the man found the missing man about 3:45 p.m. in the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:48 AM
When the Italians say "cinema," it sounds better than when the Americans say it. CHEE-nay-ma. Doesn't that sound better?
Born in 1959 and widely considered to be his nation's greatest stage and screen actor, Toni Servillo is seven hours ahead of us in...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:43 AM
HARBOR SPRINGS — Join Little Traverse Bay Humane Society for the 13th annual Howl at the Moon 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Harbor Springs Airport.
Kick-off begins at 6 p.m. with a variety of refreshments served by local restaurants,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 9:53 AM
The Symmetry Live party at the W Chicago - Lakeshore hotel's Wet deck featuring Jessie Ware on Thursday made me wonder why more people aren't hanging out at this seventh floor bar with incredible views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier, the Filter Magazine...
| Jul 17, 2013
You see them everywhere – on top of the heads of ballplayers on TV, on tourists roaming Michigan Avenue, on weekend warriors at the neighborhood softball diamond and on the kids playing in the cul-de-sac. In fact, for most fans of baseball caps, the...