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  • Oprah curated the good life during unparalleled Chicago run

    Oprah curated the good life during unparalleled Chicago run
    The news this week that Oprah Winfrey is likely to sell, or otherwise extricate herself from, some or all of her signature Harpo Studios on Chicago's Near West Side seemed to put the final period on Oprah, the Chicago years.
  • Little 'Miracle' has a boy whose problems you want to solve

     Little 'Miracle' has a boy whose problems you want to solve
    Somewhere in the Christmas box of many families, especially Christian families, lies "The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey," a sumptuously illustrated children's book about a woodcarver who, bereft after the loss of his wife and son, turns into such a...

    Acid trip

    Acid trip
    Graham Elliot is hot. The much-decorated chef owns three Chicago restaurants and will be inducted into the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame in two weeks. He shares screen time with Joe Bastianich and Gordon Ramsay judging "MasterChef" (just renewed for a...

    Getting Around: Answering questions about CTA construction and idling buses

    Getting Around: Answering questions about CTA construction and idling buses
    What the "L" is taking so long at CTA's Loyola station? That and other reader annoyances and curiosities from the Getting Around mailbag. Q: When will construction be done on the CTA "L" viaduct on Sheridan Road at the Loyola Red Line station? Only...

    Q&A with Deborah Colker, director of Cirque du Soleil's 'Ovo'

     
    "Ovo" is the new touring production by Cirque du Soleil. In her native Brazil, Deborah Colker is a widely acclaimed choreographer with a long-established dance company, Companhia de Danca Deborah Colker. But Colker is also the director of Cirque du...