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  • Amazon, Web Retailers Begin Charging Sales Tax in California

    Amazon, Web Retailers Begin Charging Sales Tax in California
    LOS ANGELES -- The days of most tax-free Internet shopping in California are over. After years of controversy, the world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com Inc., was set to begin collecting state and local sales taxes on California purchases at 12:...
  • Book review: 'Pedigree' by Georges Simenon

    Book review: 'Pedigree' by Georges Simenon
    Pedigree A Novel Georges Simenon New York Review Books: 560 pp., $17.95 paper In 1941, a doctor told Georges Simenon that he had two years to live. The famously prolific author eventually learned the diagnosis was wrong (he died in 1989), but the...
  • Bob Dylan sings the songs of America

    Bob Dylan sings the songs of America
    "No one ever seems to go in or out of that building," says Sean Wilentz, pointing out Princeton's Nassau Hall, a campus landmark old enough to have been held by the British during the Revolutionary War. It's appropriate that this eminent American...
  • Chicago Fringe Festival announces 2011 lineup

    The Chicago Fringe Festival has announced the lineup of about 50 performance groups that will take part in its second annual event; the fest takes places Sept. 1-11 at various venues in Pilsen. The roster includes Rebecca Kling, a Chicago artist...
  • Steppenwolf announces 2012 Garage Rep series

    Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the lineup for its next Garage Rep, running Feb. 3 to April 12, 2012. - LiveWire Chicago will produce the Chicago premiere of Melissa James Gibson's "Current Nobody," a modern retelling of Homer's "Odyssey." -...
  • A New York break for Jonathan Berry

    Jonathan Berry, one of the Chicago theater's most promising young directors, has scored a Gotham gig. Berry, whose superb production of “Festen” finally closes this weekend at the Steep Theatre, will direct Andrew Hinderaker's “Suicide,...
  • A bona fide breakout role for 'Chinglish' star

    A bona fide breakout role for 'Chinglish' star
    David Henry Hwang's smart and enormously witty "Chinglish" is one of the first major U.S. plays to address the rising economic power of China, as well as America's attempts to benefit from that new money. Currently in a world premiere at the Goodman...
  • 'The Addams Family' to close on Broadway

    "The Addams Family," the Broadway musical about the famously macabre family, will close on Broadway Dec. 31, its producers announced Tuesday morning. The show, which began at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago and was lead produced by Stuart Oken, will have...
  • For Reggie Watts, defying description is not beside the point

    For Reggie Watts, defying description is not beside the point
    The first time Reggie Watts performed in Chicago, about five years ago, he sold 20 tickets. Chris Ritter, owner of the now-defunct Lakeshore Theater on Broadway, booked him on a tip from comedian Paul Provenza. But faced with a nearly empty house,...
  • Next step for Steppenwolf Films production 'The Last Rites of Joe May'

    Tribeca Film announced Thursday that it has picked up the Steppenwolf Films production “The Last Rites of Joe May” and plans to distribute it on video-on-demand and in theaters in October. Filmed in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood in...
  • Jeff Garlin comes full circle. Just with a little less circle.

    Jeff Garlin comes full circle. Just with a little less circle.
    Here in sweet home Chicago, Jeff Garlin has gone from "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With" to "No Sugar Tonight." It's an interesting 20-year trajectory. A revealing 20-year trajectory. Wouldn't you say, Mr. Garlin? "Yeah, I guess things have changed,"...