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  • Summer Roadtrip Reading

    Summer Roadtrip Reading
    Summer road travelers in the Midwest who prefer exploring offbeat attractions along the way rather than simply driving from point A to point B can find some treats in the following books. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row...
  • 'Big City' comes with some big names attached

     'Big City' comes with some big names attached
    "I think," said David Schwimmer over breakfast the other day, "that this may be one of the funniest plays Lookingglass has ever done." Frankly, that's not a high bar. One associates Lookingglass with drama, insight and beauty, for sure. But raucous...
  • Special occasion restaurants in Lincoln Park, Old Town and the Gold Coast

    Special occasion restaurants in Lincoln Park, Old Town and the Gold Coast
    Boka 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...
  • Story about sensuality fails to come alive onstage

    Story about sensuality fails to come alive onstage
    Marguerite Duras' semi-autobiographical novel "L'Amant," or "The Lover," paints in many hues. It is a tactile portrait of the colors of Southern Indochina in 1929; it reminds us that not all colonialists were rich or powerful, complicating people; it...
  • 'Big Lake Big City' at the Lookingglass Theatre ★★½

    'Big Lake Big City' at the Lookingglass Theatre ★★½
    “Big Lake Big City,” a wildly ambitious and staggeringly unwieldy new Keith Huff comedic pot-boiler set in a town near you, features such famous Chicago attractions as a county morgue wherein pathologists play golf with severed heads, a couple...
  • Teen 'just wanted to help' stranger being robbed on Mag Mile

    Teen 'just wanted to help' stranger being robbed on Mag Mile
    A 15-year-old Florida girl was punched when she tried to help a 51-year-old Michigan woman being robbed Friday night on the Mag Mile by eight juveniles, officials said. Two 15-year-old girls, a 14-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl, three 15-year-old...
  • Twelve New Year's resolutions to make Roland Park a cleaner, greener and safer place to live [Hudson's Corner Column]

    We are fortunate to live in a green area of the city with fine schools, spacious homes and a strong sense of community. The new year begins a fresh slate. To improve the area, we might adopt a dozen resolutions. 1. Clean up our "lanes" (aka alleys).  To...
  • Where to see Santa

    Where to see Santa
    Chicago Breakfast with Tomten Eat pancakes with Tomten (Swedish for Santa) at this popular annual event. Don’t forget a camera to snap a pic of your kids with the man of the hour. Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. (773-728-8111, samac....
  • Just Kidding chats with the director of Lookingglass Theatre's "The Little Prince"

    Leave it to Lookingglass to make a great leap of artistic courage by mounting a stage adaptation of "The Little Prince," Antoine de Saint-Exupéry beloved-but-bizarre children's classic. Once again, the company is collaborating with the Evanston-based...
  • Just Joshin'

    He doesn't have the rocket arm. Or the celebrity wife. Or even a Tumblr of him "smoking." Josh McCown keeps his distance from all that noise. The 34-year-old Texas native's happy-to-be-here approach to his NFL career has helped Chicago embrace him as...
  • 4 cars hit on Mag Mile, driver held on $50K

    4 cars hit on Mag Mile, driver held on $50K
    A 29-year-old driver was issued a battery of charges ranging from fleeing police to driving under the influence after he allegedly crashed into four vehicles Sunday and tried to run from the scene on the Magnificent Mile, police said. The crash happened...