| Sep 5, 2012
| 8:15 AM
You probably know close to nothing about “Underemployed” -- other than the fact that the MTV show spent the summer filming in Chicago. The brand new series doesn’t have a star like “Boss,” as many recognizable faces as...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 3:47 PM
There's a moment in "Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting," the terrific new show at the Lookingglass Theatre, when the caller of the 1947 meeting, Branch Rickey, president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, throws a crumpled shirt into the arms of Jackie...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 7:44 AM
Michael Pena wanted to sit closer to the floor-to-ceiling windows at NoMI during a recent lunch — and who wouldn't? The trendy restaurant on the seventh floor of the Park Hyatt hotel offers customers a scenic view of Michigan Avenue and the Water...
| Feb 23, 2012
Frankly, Cafe des Architectes, that civilized Gold Coast dining oasis in the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, has always been secretly affordable, particularly at lunch and weekend brunch. But during Chicago Restaurant Week, when a three-course lunch is $22...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Mumford & Sons singer Marcus Mumford and his wife and actress Carey Mulligan ("Drive") enjoyed their meal at Sunda Wednesday so much, the couple returned to the River North restaurant again Thursday.
Mumford was in town to perform at the Chicago Theatre...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 2:43 PM
A few weeks ago, I spent a few quiet minutes in Green Mount Cemetery, where its higher ground offers unexpected views of Baltimore. As I looked to the southeast, something curious caught my eye.
What was going on in the nearby Oliver neighborhood? What...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Can a talking Bengal tiger in the Baghdad zoo serve as both a narrator and a ghost?
That might sound like a bizarre question, but it comes to mind presently at the Lookingglass Theatre. The titular big cat in Rajiv Joseph's distinctive drama “...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 8:42 PM
A building is not, of course, a living thing, and so, unless it's the one you work in, live in or visit with some regularity, you probably take most of the city's thousands of other buildings for granted.
There are, of course, the stars, those...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre anounced Thursday that is has added two of its longtime collaborators, Anthony Fleming III and Kevin Douglas, to its ensemble of artists. Both have acted frequently at the theater, across many years. The Lookingglass...
| May 2, 2013
Mother's Day is a little more than a week away, so if you haven't made brunch/dinner plans, it's time to get cracking. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Allium. Mother's Day brunch seatings from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Expansive buffet with...
| Nov 22, 2012
There are no sacred cows on the NBC sitcom "30 Rock." The show happily skewers its own network along with any number of pop-culture phenomena, and last week's episode was no different, with a running joke aimed squarely in the direction of Tyler Perry,...