| May 28, 2014
| 9:08 AM
The recent opening of Slippery Slope in Logan Square continues a springtime burst of new dance parties. Here's the lowdown on four of them:
Neo 51 at Sub 51
51 W. Hubbard St. 312-828-0051
When: Tuesday nights, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
What: Sub 51 teams...
| May 30, 2014
The way Stuart Dybek tells it, on the night that he decided to become a writer, the moon rose full and bright over Lake Michigan. It had not been an easy decision. His father, an immigrant from Poland who had pushed his way to foreman at the McCormick...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Shootings across the city left 4 people dead and at least 14 others wounded in a 12-hour period ending about 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
The gun violence from Saturday through early Sunday made it 5 dead and 20 wounded in shootings since late Friday morning....
| May 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
There's nothing wrong with the usual summer fest trifecta of curb-sitting, head-bobbing and beer-sipping, but if you're craving a little more substance, mark your calendar for Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held June 7 and 8 in the blocks...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:58 AM
To commit oneself to a life in the theater, as has Donna Blue Lachman, means investing one's time and energy and soul, whatever that might mean, in something that will ever remain a mystery to those of us not in theater. As it was once put to me by the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:29 AM
After work, Doug Grabowski rushes home to Pilsen to quickly throw a load of laundry in the washer. There’s no time to cook. Forget about catching up on that book he downloaded to his Nook.
Romantic date nights with his girlfriend go out the...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 12:32 PM
With the city's annual Pride Month underway, Tyler Deal wants Chicagoans to have an emblem of their LGBT pride that they can hang on their walls.
Deal, a printmaking artist who goes by Idiot Pull in the arts world, is organizing a Pride-themed poster...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Walk with Bruce Finkelman through Thalia Hall, the turn-of-the-last-century, second-story Bohemian performance space in the Pilsen neighborhood that's about to be reborn, and you understand why Finkelman and his partner wanted to make the place into the...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:15 AM
In 1985, Chicago's tempo was changing. Both politically and culturally, the city on the make was on the move.
Harold Washington, marking two years in office, was weathering the intense difficulties that came with being the city's first African-...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:33 PM
One of Old Navy's new T-shirts celebrates Chicago with a map of its neighborhoods. But don't set aside the GPS anytime soon.
A conversation is bubbling on Twitter and elsewhere online about the shirt's loose commitment to geographic accuracy....
| Jun 10, 2014
| 1:06 PM
My father, Martin, died on Father's Day 18 years ago. This day always reminds me that all my important life lessons came from this first-generation American with one year of high school.
By example, he taught responsibility, honesty, fidelity, courtesy,...