| Jan 15, 2012
| 3:38 PM
The tips collected at Kerry Wood’s charity event at Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier Friday went straight to the Wood Family Foundation, which might explain why the Cubs and Bears players working the “Woody’s Winter Warm-up”...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 6:12 PM
LONDON — Silence filled the Aquatics Centre on Friday as U.S. Olympian Christina Loukas gathered herself on the 3-meter springboard before her first preliminary dive.
Then a fan who couldn't contain his excitement yelled something that would have...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:41 PM
I smell a niche at Theater Wit, the multispace venue just a few blocks from the bars and eateries of Wrigleyville: the date-night show. Not a bad idea, given the locale.
Itamar Moses' "Completeness," wherein a pair of brainy graduate students almost...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 10:02 PM
In less than a month, a new performing arts center will open its doors in Chicago.
Or perhaps it's best to call it a new/old venue, its novel concept taking root in a familiar building.
Come April 1, the noted Chicago jazz drummer and impresario...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Of the three new “Saturday Night Live” cast members hired from Chicago for this season, Cecily Strong (a.k.a. “The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation With at a Party,” featured on “Weekend Update”) has made...
| Apr 26, 2013
The no-diapers movement is reportedly gathering great force in New York, where a cadre of hipster moms in SoHo and Brooklyn are trying to save the environment and let their little ones go free.
I call it the "Go Mowgli" movement, after the little boy...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Ever since the Velvet Lounge closed in 2010 and HotHouse in 2007, Chicago has sorely lacked a major venue that could serve as a nexus for experimental jazz.
Many other important rooms– such as Elastic, the Hideout and the Hungry Brain – have...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:38 PM
For anyone who values innovation in music, the next few days could mark the beginning of a significant era in Chicago.
On Monday, Chicago jazz drummer and music producer Mike Reed will launch Constellation, a performing arts center that will feature...
| Apr 4, 2013
Adrienne Lo and Abraham Conlon, the proprietors of the hugely popular new Chinese-Portuguese restaurant Fat Rice in Logan Square, are interesting looking, the kind of couple you see around town and wonder what their deal is.
I've seen them around for...