| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Tuesday night's Magnificent Mile opening — or rather re-heating — of the TimeLine Theatre Company's production of "To Master the Art" was, for a number of reasons, quite the celebratory brioche. Here was a cooked-in-Chicago play about the...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Chicago Police searching the South Branch of the Chicago River near the South Loop this evening after a woman was spotted jumping into the water found a woman's body.
A Fire Department diver had to avoid dangerous debris while searching for the woman,...
| Aug 15, 2013
Just months after assuring riders that the CTA had financially steadied the ship for years to come, the transit agency reported Wednesday that it is sailing into a $10.1 million deficit for 2013 that could grow even larger by year's end.
| Aug 25, 2013
Contrary to what the guidebooks say, there is more than one Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.
The one at State and Kinzie streets has Garfield Goose, Oprah's door and a camera from the first Kennedy-Nixon debate. But a few blocks away on...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Are the Wrigley rooftops the best view of the diamond, or the most overrated seats in town? Is the United Center floor the place to be to catch the Bulls in action, or just a little too close for comfort?
Debates like these are alive and well at...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:41 PM
You don't likely know the playwriting duo of Chance Bone and Andrew Burden Swanson — they're mostly a pair of young Chicago actors. But there's enough to "The Casuals," a very intriguing, impressively unpredictable, heartfelt and promisingly complex...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Ten years ago, Chicago lost one of its most prolific, inventive, genre-defying creative spirits.
In the 1960s alone, William Russo created the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and conducted the London Jazz Orchestra; joined Paul Sills and Rev. James Shiflett in...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Join Anna Chlumsky, Emmy-nominated for her supporting turn this season on the HBO comedy "Veep," for a live video chat Monday at 11 a.m. PDT.
Chlumsky, who plays the careerist chief of staff to Julia Louis-Dreyfus' vice president, was one of three...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Robert Channick reports that beginning Sept. 3, WGN-AM 720 is reconfiguring its programming lineup: Morning man Jonathon Brandmeier, who joined WGN two years ago, is being shifted to a new virtual FM station -- wgnfm.com -- while the station looks......
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:49 AM
In 1955, a 27-year-old singer appeared at the Chicago Theatre. Although she was becoming known for her singing on a TV show from New York, known informally as "Tonight," the pretty vocalist was by no means top of this Loop variety bill. She came in...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:15 PM
"Didn't he play a serial killer?" an editor asked when I brought up Gary Cole's name not long ago. Not a serial killer, but the 1984 TV miniseries "Fatal Vision" was Cole's first major role. Playing Jeffrey MacDonald, the real-life Army doctor who was...