| Aug 15, 2013
Last March, Big Bowl hosted an invitation-only dinner that doubled as an introduction to its star culinary hire, chef Patricia Yeo. She prepared a seven-course menu that featured beef heart crudo with pickled beets and citrus, and a three-tongue course of...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Ever since the Great Fire of 1871, a cycle of destruction and rebuilding has been central to the Chicago story. This month, Northwestern University secured a permit to tear down Prentice Hospital so that it can build a biomedical research facility. Also...
| May 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
How do the wealthy stay wealthy? The mandatory financial disclosure released last week by commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker provides a rare look at an American billionaire's entire investment portfolio. Pritzker inherited much of her wealth,...
| Sep 5, 2013
How many alternative rock lead singers go on to a successful career in stage magic? The answer is just one: Rob Zabrecky. In the '90s, Zabrecky fronted the Los Angeles band Possum Dixon, which released three albums through Interscope...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:47 AM
If there was any sort of competition between the year’s most anticipated superhero films, “Iron Man 3” and “Man of Steel” — which opened at the U.S. box office six weeks apart — “Iron Man” actress...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Brit Marling has become something of a professional infiltrator.
In the new political thriller “The East,” which she co-wrote and produced with director Zal Batmanglij, the 29-year-old Chicago native plays an intelligence-firm operative...
| Jun 30, 2013
Less than a year ago, refrigerated rooms that once stored meat for distributors and pork traders in the brick warehouse at 1000 W. Fulton Market were overgrown with stalactites and stalagmites of ice.
This year, the 10-story Fulton Market Cold Storage...
| Jul 12, 2013
You’ve heard of BYOB. What about BYOD?
Outdoor dining and drinking season is in full force, and more than 60 restaurants have declared their outdoor seating areas dog-friendly with the City of Chicago.
The city previously required a separate...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:36 PM
Three juvenile girls were in court today accused of robbing and punching two 14-year-old girls on Oak Street off Michigan Avenue Tuesday evening in the Gold Coast neighborhood, authorities said.
The victims, both of Chicago, were not injured but had...
| Jul 19, 2013
Something is very wrong. How else to explain why dozens of otherwise sensible people, in this time of urban fears fueled by violence flashing across television sets and popping off the front pages of newspapers, are voluntarily opening their homes to...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:43 AM
HARBOR SPRINGS — Join Little Traverse Bay Humane Society for the 13th annual Howl at the Moon 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Harbor Springs Airport.
Kick-off begins at 6 p.m. with a variety of refreshments served by local restaurants,...