| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:45 AM
How did the Cubs’ Kerry Wood spend the night before his team’s season opener against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field?
By decorating cupcakes.
Wood — all 6-foot-5 of him — squeezed the cream cheese frosting out of a...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 8:31 AM
It’s safe to say Lollapalooza didn’t have people like me in mind when choosing its headliners.
There is no hip-hop headliner like there was in 2008 (Kanye West) and 2011 (Eminem). Also, I’m too young to care that the three-day music...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:42 AM
Oprah Winfrey had her favorite restaurants where she and her A-list guests would dine during “The Oprah Winfrey Show’s” run in Chicago, including RL and Table Fifty-Two, and now it appears Rosie O’Donnell has her own favorites...
| Aug 1, 2014
His shadow is a substantial thing, shading the increasingly active and ever-expanding Chicago comedy world in the same way that Louis Sullivan still influences young architects, Muddy Waters impacts bluesmen or Nelson Algren whispers to writers.
| Mar 22, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Residents of a River North condo building on N. Franklin Street and W. Institute Place were warned Tuesday that an NBC pilot will be filming on the corner Saturday-Monday.
"DO NOT BE ALARMED,” the condo association notice said in bold letters....
| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:25 PM
There isn't going to be a better time all year for star sightings in Chicago than this weekend.
Lollapalooza will not only bring 100-plus acts to the city, but also draw dozens of celebrities who are just as excited as the rest of us to watch their...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Ask on youtube and you shall receive. That’s the lesson Jason Segel superfan and Wrigleyville resident Chelsea Gill learned after she posted a video of herself asking “The Muppets” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star out...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 8:19 AM
If you’re a great cook and wouldn’t mind getting screamed at by a guy who looks like a Scottish Nick Nolte, the casting directors of Fox’s “MasterChef” want to talk to you.
The Gordon Ramsay-hosted reality show will hold...
| Jan 2, 2014
The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was.
| Sep 26, 2013
The happy truth about Buffalo (and other style) chicken wings: Respectable to very good wings aren't hard to make. Fry 'em right (that is, until the skin is good and crispy), douse them in sauce (hot sauce, butter and vinegar are the base components of...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 12:51 PM
When I talked with iO Theater proprietor Charna Halpern late Saturday night, she didn't seem particularly nostalgic about the Wrigleyville location she was leaving after nearly 20 years. "I'm not sad," she said. Not even a little bittersweet. Next week...