| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Bruce Dern runs.
Almost every day.
He has run most of his life. A track star at New Trier Township High School in Winnetka in the late 1950s, he tried out for the Olympic team in 1956 (but finished ninth in his division). On camera, though, Dern,...
| Nov 27, 2013
Ugly sweater parties, peppermint mochas and those slightly addicting holiday tunes creeping on the radio are all pretty good indicators that it's about time you started cracking on your holiday gift list. Regardless of where you're shopping this holiday...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:48 PM
When Chicago hosts three Hollywood movie shoots (“Divergent,” “Jupiter Ascending,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction”), two A-list stars who are keeping their significant others company while they film here (Ashton...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:27 AM
The “Top Celebrity Hangouts of 2013” list continues this week with a very familiar name to those who have been following the rankings the past few years. Whereas No. 5, Siena Tavern, is a newcomer (it opened in February), the No. 4 hot spot on...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:20 AM
I don't need to tell you it's freezing outside, but I do need to remind you that if you're hibernating in your apartment without a bottle of wine in your Snuggie-covered lap, well, you're doing it wrong. As crockpots buzz to life, it's the time of year to...
| Dec 14, 2013
When she was a child, Jean Goldman used to create art shows for family members, dangling drawings from clothespins in her bedroom.
Decades later, Goldman, an art historian, and her husband, Steven, a former Northwestern University Law School professor...
| Sep 23, 2013
She's a University of Chicago senior, but native Chicagoan Rae Gray isn't worried about finding a job after graduation. She's been working as an actress since she was five.
"I think education is very important and it's important to have a degree, but...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:23 PM
A high-end custom clothes maker whose clients have included celebrities has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman who lives in his Gold Coast apartment building.
Elhadji Gueye, 49, whose HAJ Designs has made clothes for Mike Tyson and comedian...
| Oct 29, 2013
Originally published Oct. 1, 2010
As a child, Diane Lane really, really wanted a horse of her own. Really.
“I was relatively obsessed,” says the 45-year-old actress, “starting with my rocking horse at age 2 all the way through my...
| Nov 3, 2013
One night in Chicago, a young man turns on a television set — which is unusual, since he isn't much of a TV watcher, preferring books instead — and finds himself transfixed by the host of a local restaurant review program. She's a well-known...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Ever wonder what the typical rock star is thinking about on stage? Playing the same songs played a million times before? To the same audiences? Night after night? Year after year?
Donald Fagen, 65, co-founder of literate, aggressively dyspeptic jazz-...