| Sep 17, 2013
Pickles? Cocktail onions? Celery? Eh. While a great bloody mary certainly starts with a balanced, housemade mix, it's the over-the-top skewers that make the bloodys at certain bars and restaurants memorable. In their quests to assemble the most outlandish...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:54 AM
You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so.
Therefore you curate movies.
You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music.
I don't have a...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Welcome back, Blackhawks.
After kicking off the regular season with a win over the Washington Capitals Tuesday at the United Center, the Blackhawks' Patrick Kane dined at Chicago Cut Steakhouse with Corey Crawford, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya and...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Ask Lyra Hill something as innocuous as why she started Brain Frame — the mildly loopy, wildly eclectic and passionately adored comics-and-performance whatchamacallit/updated '60s freak out/cartooning-community rallying point that she launched two...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The cast and crew of "Betrayal" may be filming the ABC potboiler in Chicago, but it hasn't been all work for some of them.
"It's crazy cuz every place stays open so late," Henry Thomas told me during a Sept. 23 premiere party at Vertigo Sky Lounge. "It's...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:33 AM
The Des Plaines Oasis overlooking the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, one of the glass-walled icons of the Illinois Tollway system, will be torn down next year to make way for the road's widening, officials announced Thursday.
Opened in 1959 and long a...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:44 AM
I strongly believe only two seasons exist: open-toe shoe season and boot season. And while a peek into my closet reveals a multitude of colors for my open-toe shoe collection, you’ll pretty much see only BLACK for boot choices. But that changes this...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Preservationists exhaled Thursday after an Illinois appeals court turned back a challenge to Chicago's landmarks ordinance that had significance for efforts to save historic buildings nationwide.
The ruling sided with a lower court in rejecting an...
| Sep 16, 2013
In a new twist on an old adage, Stephenie Park's motto might well be, "If at first you do succeed, try, try again."
In 2003, the Chicago-area native and current Wicker Park resident moved to Benin, where she served with the Peace Corps to help farmers...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:03 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• An off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot a man on the Near West Side this morning in the third police-involved shooting since midnight and the fourth in the last 24 hours, police...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 4:28 PM
A Logan Square man was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail Sunday after being charged with shooting a man in the head during a quarrel early Saturday in Wicker Park.
Manuel Gonzalez, 29, of the 2600 block of North Sacramento Avenue, faces a first-...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 9:51 PM
A 19-year-old man was shot and killed outside crowded bars on Milwaukee Avenue overnight, one block from where another man was killed inside of Wicker Park last week.
The shooting overnight happened about 2:20 a.m. in the 1500 block of North...