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Navy Pier

Navy Pier
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  • Interview: 'SNL' star Cecily Strong says 'Weekend Update' still being updated

    Interview: 'SNL' star Cecily Strong says 'Weekend Update' still being updated
    Cecily Strong says her sign-off with Colin Jost at the end of “Saturday Night Live's” “Weekend Update” is still a work in progress. Strong and former co-anchor Seth Meyers blew kisses to the audience or gave each other a fist...
  • Taste of the Nation benefit aims to end hunger

    Taste of the Nation benefit aims to end hunger
    It was a food lover's paradise at Taste of the Nation Chicago, a culinary fundraiser to benefit Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. Held at Navy Pier on Aug. 13, this annual tasting event attracted more than 1,200 people and featured nearly 100...
  • Meet Melissa Veal, wig maker at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

    Meet Melissa Veal, wig maker at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
    Maloo wears a purple shawl and granny glasses. Her hair, very important in the context of this story, is short, white, cute and swoops backward. She's 52, a native of Canada and warm. She keeps a coon hound curled at her feet and is prone to saying things...
  • A history of celebrity-owned restaurants in the Chicago area

    A history of celebrity-owned restaurants in the Chicago area
    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,...
  • TimeLine, Children's Theatre and a tale of 2 city buildings

    TimeLine, Children's Theatre and a tale of 2 city buildings
    In an unexpected flurry of late summer activity, it was revealed that two Chicago theater companies are eyeing new homes in buildings that once were put to use by the city of Chicago. Chicago Children's Theatre, in residence at the Ruth Page Center for...
  • Old parka conjures up freezing memories

    A column last week about a 35-year-old parka that has kept me toasty since I bought it as a teenager prompted readers to share their stories of old coats and dealing with frigid temperatures. I shivered reading some of them. One reader described having...
  • Interview: An evening with Kerry Wood at the barber shop

    Interview: An evening with Kerry Wood at the barber shop
    Before making the final media rounds to promote his “Woody’s Winter Warm-Up” benefit, the Cubs’ Kerry Wood stood in the waiting area of the posh 316 Club Barber Spa last week — where he would receive a haircut and shave...
  • Mumford & Sons singer and Carey Mulligan dine at Sunda, R. Kelly at Harry Caray's, Kim K. appears in Kanye music video

    Mumford & Sons singer and Carey Mulligan dine at Sunda, R. Kelly at Harry Caray's, Kim K. appears in Kanye music video
    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...
  • 1st impressions of architecture not set in stone

    The cautious person scratches his chin, nods and says nothing for a moment. Then he or she says something vague yet wise, beginning with, "Yes, yes ... however--" and ending with a nod to time as the ultimate judge of whether, in this case, it's a good...
  • Field Museum packs in science and much, much more

    Field Museum packs in science and much, much more
    The only way Chicago's Field Museum could have had a better benefactor is if there had been a generous turn-of-the-last-century tycoon named "Natural History." Considering the unlikelihood of that, "Field" will do. Marshall Field was a retailing mogul...
  • Taking the kids to work

    Taking the kids to work
    Your baby-sitter canceled and you need to head to the office. But is taking your kid to work really the best alternative? "Yes, I think it's a very good idea," says Fortune 500 leadership coach Paul David Walker. "Not every day but periodically. If...