| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:12 PM
29, Rogers Park
Commute: Six miles to 20 miles round-trip, "depending on where I'm going."
Can't-live-without gear: Leggings and tops with fleece under the fabric; a long, heavy coat; Bern helmet with a liner.
Craziest weather you've...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Ex-Cub and current Tampa Bay Ray David DeJesus will host his karaoke fundaiser, “Strike a Chord,” Jan. 16 at American Junkie along with the David DeJesus Family Foundation and Cubs Charities. The benefit will raise money for ALS research and...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:11 PM
You probably won’t understand most of what is being said in the trailer for the Bollywood film, “Dhoom 3,” released today, but you will recognize several of the locations featured in the nearly three minute video.
The third movie in...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:03 AM
The Brothers Q brand of rapping the classics has another manifestation: a Christmas show entitled "A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol."
The new hip-shop show, developed in concert with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, will bow Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:33 PM
"Call Northside 777." "Medium Cool." "The Blues Brothers." "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." "The Dark Knight." Chicago finds itself on screen a lot. As moviegoers, we can't help but bring a third eye to the experience of watching a film shot here. One eye on...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet?
If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually.
As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Looking back on the storm of controversy that erupted when the book “Persepolis” was banned from Chicago public schools and libraries earlier this year, Lane Tech senior Levi Todd said it was a “blessing in disguise.”
| Oct 31, 2013
Chicago, the city of Daniel Burnham and his oft-quoted epigram, "make no little plans," doesn't have a planning department.
Yes, you read that right.
Although the birthplace of modern American city and regional planning still has planners tucked...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Powder-blue, with cartoony lines and cushions everywhere, the Divvy bike looks like something a 7-year-old would be very excited to find under a Christmas tree or, more feasibly, near a Christmas tree. A not-unreasonable first reaction to one is to look...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Her friends call Donna Saffaei, 22, a "super fan" of Veronica Roth's Divergent series of books.
They may be right.
Having finished her exam at the University of Iowa in Iowa City on Monday, Saffaei, who over the past week reread the first two books...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:20 AM
"The two most beautiful words in the world of comedy ... 'Richard Pryor'." This effusive sentiment opens the recent Showtime documentary "Omit the Logic" and serves as a reminder of Pryor's devotion to stand-up comedy and his genius at pushing the art...