| Feb 19, 2012
| 2:50 PM
We think we know what happened on the sticky-hot night of June 27, 1969, at a Greenwich Village bar known as the Stonewall Inn. A weary drag queen finally kicked a nasty cop, the story usually goes, leading to riots in the streets, a line in the sand...
| Feb 23, 2012
Barney Rosset, the renegade founder of Grove Press who fought groundbreaking legal battles against censorship and introduced American readers to such provocative writers as Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet, died Tuesday in...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:35 AM
Joan Rivers is a force of nature and one of the hardest-working celebrities in the world. An entertainment legend of unparalleled accomplishment and talent, she’s an internationally renowned comedienne, Emmy-winning television talk show host, Tony-...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 10:59 AM
Like any good tourist town, Laguna Beach has maps — lots of them.
They litter every coffee shop, hotel lobby and corner business. But behind the slick trifolds is a fickle and driven local advertising industry that will try just about anything...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 7:27 PM
More than 100 years ago, the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie saw the potential for the public library to be the center of enlightened learning in every community. He offered to build libraries if communities would contribute land, furnish money for...
| Apr 24, 2012
When Sheila Jordan answered the telephone call from the National Endowment for the Arts informing her that she had just been named a 2012 NEA Jazz Master — one of the most prestigious of all jazz awards — she first thought that the stranger'...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 12:17 PM
The Barrow Street Theatre, an off-Broadway producing venue that keeps a particularly close eye on what's popping in Chicago, is where David Cromer first made his name, when his production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" transferred from Chicago in 2009...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Moviegoers didn't exactly go psycho for "Hitchcock" at the box office this weekend, but the film didn't get slaughtered either.
The movie starring Anthony Hopkins as legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock debuted in 17 theaters this weekend and...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:52 PM
The Fugs finally return to Chicago on Saturday at the City Winery after a 44-year absence. The reception for the band is bound to be a bit warmer than it was when the counter-culture pioneers last performed here, on Dec. 28, 1968, at the Aragon Ballroom....
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Kristy Skocik and her husband, Chris, signed up for a community-supported agriculture plan last winter to ensure they would have farm-fresh fruits and vegetables in the spring for the baby they were expecting.
Disappointed when that weekly plan was...
| May 10, 2010
Lena Horne, the silky-voiced singing legend who shattered Hollywood stereotypes of African Americans on screen in the 1940s as a symbol of glamour whose signature song was "Stormy Weather," died Sunday in New York City. She was 92
Horne died at New York-...