| Jun 12, 2013
Perhaps it’s not surprising that Michael Shannon, an Oscar nominee (“Revolutionary Road”) known for playing troubled characters, appears as tortured madman General Zod in “Man of Steel,” opening Friday. Would he be open to...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The urge to create is as old as the human race, as ancient as the day someone felt the urge to draw colorful lines across bodies and faces or, more permanently, paint on or carve into the walls of a cave. This sort of self-expression reaches a natural, if...
| May 31, 2013
| 4:00 AM
A transplant from New Hampshire, Robert “Bobby” Cann was an ambassador for Chicago biking, taking the time to answer new riders' questions — even taking them on test rides to familiarize them with city streets.
Cann, who worked at...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:40 AM
On a quiet street of century-old cottages in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood sits a house that stands out. It could be the trio of blue wooden ladders rising from the miniature woodland. Or perhaps it's the row of old doors painted in eye-popping hues...
| May 16, 2013
Chicagoans take their coffee seriously, and not just when they're drinking it.
"For a long time in Chicago, coffee shops were split into two camps," said Zaida Dedolph of HalfWit Coffee Roasters. "Ones that served Intelligentsia, and ones that served...
| Jan 17, 2013
The Old Town Ale House, a 55-year-old dive bar with a long history of literary associations, is the unofficial clubhouse of A Red Orchid Theatre. Throughout the history of the venerable company, which was founded 20 years ago and now is perhaps best known...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:27 AM
2424 North Lincoln Ave
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| May 4, 2012
| 4:53 PM
"New Girl" star Jake Johnson wouldn't object if romance bloomed between his character, Nick, and Zooey Deschanel's adorkable Jess in the hit Fox comedy.
"If I happen to have a day of work lying in bed with Zooey Deschanel," he told RedEye during a stop...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:27 PM
Chicago police officers arrested a suspect minutes after the man is believed to have held up an Old Town bank this afternoon.
The man is being questioned in the robbery of the Fifth Third Bank branch, 145 W. North Avenue, about 2:15 p.m. today, said...
| May 15, 2012
| 2:33 PM
A Chicago man has been charged with robbing an Old Town bank after police were able to track and catch him using a GPS device concealed in the money he stole, according to the FBI.
Sean Wiley, 45, whose last known address was in the 100 block of South...
| May 18, 2012
| 1:15 PM
1633 N. Halsted St. 312-867-3888
Chris Pandel of Bucktown favorite The Bristol channels the simplicity of Italian cooking with roasted
meats, wood-fired pizzas and homemade pastas.
2326 N. Clark St. 773-348-1774
This no-frills tavern...