| Aug 31, 2011
| 11:01 PM
Jeffrey Sweet lives in New York, but he's a Victory Gardens playwright and a man long compelled by the history of Chicago theater. So he said this week that he plans to bring his current hit from the New York Fringe Festival to town. Briefly, for now. ...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 3:10 PM
"Traces," the circus show that impressed at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago last winter, is getting an off-Broadway run. The show will open in August at the Union Square Theatre in New York. It's the work of the Montreal-based 7 Fingers; Fox Theatricals...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 9:30 AM
Jessie Mueller, the versatile musical-theater actress known for her work at the Marriott Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook and the Goodman Theatre, appears headed for Broadway in "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," starring Harry Connick, Jr.
| Aug 22, 2010
This Must Be the Place
Henry Holt: 354 pp., $25
During his lifetime, the artist and sculptor Joseph Cornell established a celebrated career by creating shadow boxes filled with eclectic assemblages of random objects that...
| Mar 13, 2011
After four weeks of runway shows parading designers' visions for this coming fall and winter, here's what retail buyers — who will bring the looks home to you — are saying.
Amanda Brooks, fashion director, Barneys New York
The season's big...
| Mar 13, 2011
Distilling dozens of designer collections isn't easy. But after a month-long cavalcade of fashion weeks in the style capitals of Paris, Milan, London and New York, here goes — our picks for the fall-winter 2011 season's top five trends.
| Apr 10, 2011
Viking: 352 pp., $17.99, ages 12 and older
The protagonist at the center of the young-adult novel "Akata Witch" lives in many worlds. She is, in the truest sense, African American: Nigerian by ancestry, American by...
| Aug 24, 2010
In a move that adds another contemporary art museum to the city's busy art scene, Eli Broad announced formally Monday that he would build his Broad Collection museum downtown and chose a blue-chip New York architecture firm to design it.
By choosing to...
| Oct 23, 2010
'Project Runway' co-host and style expert Tim Gunn shares his style tips and shows off the fall line of Lucky Brand Jeans, SoCal gone global with an emphasis on pattern and texture mixing, cold-weather pieces (sweatsuit alternative!) and versatility. To...
| May 22, 2011
During the last few years, we've seen a lot of fashion films — "Valentino: The Last Emperor," "Coco Before Chanel" and "The September Issue" among them.
But "L'Amour Fou," which opens locally Friday, May 20, may be the most tender. It centers...
| Jan 16, 2011
Having dinner with Michael Kors is like having dinner with Auntie Mame. When you sit down with him, you know nobody is going to be at a loss for words or laughs.
Over hamburgers and vodkas a few nights before his spring runway show last September, he was...