| May 22, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Two men were shot to death and 12 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Wednesday and Thursday mornings, according to police.
The most recent shooting left an 18-year-old man dead outside a Humboldt Park building, beneath a sign...
| Apr 4, 2014
Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski is not the kind of man who lives in the past. He's happiest while working on motorcycles in the garage of his house in Berwyn, where he lives with his wife and two children, or working as a counselor for high school students...
| May 2, 2014
Stuart Dybek is sure to be the talk of Printers Row Lit Fest this year, as he returns in June with two new story collections, "Paper Lantern" and "Ecstatic Cahoots." He appeared at the first Lit Fest in 1985, and this year, he will be awarded the Near...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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Jane Dailey is a professor of American history at the University of Chicago and the Law School. She has published extensively on the history and law of race in the United States since the Civil War.
| May 30, 2014
In Mexico, the drug culture has spawned a genre of its own: Narcoliterature — a blend of fiction and, in some cases, investigative journalism — explores the realities of drug culture.
Narcoliterature titles are among Amazon's 100 best-...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
"We want [bocce] to be everywhere," said Will Murphy, one of the five organizers of Wicker Park Bocce Club.
His group is one step closer to city-wide bocce domination, with construction set to begin on a Pilsen court later this month. Currently, the...
| 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...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:14 AM
The city's first "culinary" brewery is set to debut, but don't expect its ingredient-heavy beers on liquor store shelves or at most bars. Moody Tongue beers, appropriately enough, will be on tap at the city's most adventurous restaurants.
| Apr 23, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Pilsen might seem like an odd place to open a beverage-focused, gastro-pubby restaurant, but chef Jared Wentworth recalls hearing the same sentiment when he opened Longman & Eagle in Logan Square.
"Back then it was Lula Cafe, Longman and that was...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Christine LaSorda was working in advertising when she realized she would be much happier in a career combining her two childhood pleasures: reading storybooks and making baked goods with her grandmother.
So she learned to make traditional desserts at...