| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Last summer, Chicago singer Joan Curto was preparing to take the stage at Davenport's – the city's leading cabaret – when a transformer blew, instantly darkening the tiny club.
"I was all dressed, ready to go, people were getting their...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:18 AM
The best sushi restaurant you never heard of sits just east of the Hancock Center, coddles customers in whisper-quiet surroundings and seats all of 22 bodies when full, which it almost never is.
A restaurant this accomplished, especially one so small,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:34 PM
A man from Arkansas was shot and killed after he and a friend stopped to ask someone for directions on the West Side early this morning, police said.
Robert Franklin, 55, and his friend were in town to visit relatives when they got lost, according to...
| Dec 4, 2013
No matter what sort of year you've had, chances are you're going to bid 2013 farewell with plenty of food and booze. The guilt of overindulging might not set in until you're in the grips of your first hangover of the New Year, but you can make your...
| Nov 15, 2013
Update, Dec. 20: DonutFest announces online ticket sales will begin through its website Monday, Dec. 23.
Did you think last year's first annual Poutine Fest was the zenith of the city's indulgent food events? Loosen your belts, because Chicago is about...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:44 PM
When Exal Iraheta found out he had defaulted on a $17,105 student loan, his first reaction was dread.
"I immediately was like, what am I supposed to do?" he said. "You feel like you're sinking. Instantly."
Though Iraheta works full-time as a media...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Air travelers may always have to manage long lines, layovers and the stress caused by a flight delay.
Those at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, however, now have a place to escape. A new yoga studio inside Terminal 3 offers a quiet space to...
| Dec 10, 2013
Righteous: The temperature holds steady at a body-attuned 98.6 degrees at the Mercury Method, a just-hot-enough fitness studio in Wicker Park that’ll heat you up without burning you up. In a balmy room lit by an eerie red glow, you’ll plank,...
| Dec 3, 2013
Make your first meal of the year count at these hangover-healing brunches on Jan. 1.
65 W. Kinzie St. 312-836-0290
Eat: Choose from filling fare such as the the Breakfast Balboa--shaved prime rib, mozzarella and hash browns, topped...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:01 AM
That was fast.
If you've been to the Violet Hour in the past few months, you've probably noticed the mural of a leaping deer in a forest on the outside of the 1520 N. Damen Ave. bar in Wicker Park. In a video posted last week by @seemax, a time lapse...
| Nov 25, 2013
In response to "France Warns its Tourists about Chicago's West Side, Far South Side," (News, Nov. 18): I have spent the last few years of my life living and working on the West Side of Chicago in the Wicker Park area. France telling its citizens to stay...