| Feb 21, 2013
| 10:54 AM
"Empanada for a Dream"
As debates about the escalating murder rate in Chicago continue to rage on, Juan Francisco Villa's solo, "Empanada for a Dream," offers a portrait simultaneously timely and a time capsule of life in a neighborhood ravaged by drugs...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:10 PM
You must be a specific type of person for the name Eddie Huang to register. Chances increase if you: 1) live in New York, 2) are plugged into the restaurant scene and read food gossip blogs, 3) are active on social media sites like Twitter, and 4) are...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The civil rights movement was full of dynamic and evocative images. Today, even many of us born after its iconic moments were captured on film can describe Martin Luther King Jr.'s outstretched arm pointing a sea of people toward a future decades beyond...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Life on the fringe can be precarious, and this year three small Chicago theater companies with a combined 31 seasons among them decided to call it quits: BackStage Theatre and Caffeine Theatre (both on our best-of compilations in the past) and New Leaf...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 3:57 AM
In just about one month, a documentary film about Super Storm Sandy and climate change was edited and premiered in a pop-up, guerrilla style movie screening in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
The production, the secrecy of the location for the...
| 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 13, 2012
To the plethora of theories about the recent election, allow me to add a highly personal one: Nov. 6, 2012, was payback time for the melting pot, that all-American metaphor.
It's invoked by politicians in Fourth of July salutes to America's diversity. "E...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Chef, author and Emmy-winning television personality Anthony Bourdain is now a CNN contributor. He will travel around the globe to places such as Myanmar, Israel and the Congo as host of a new CNN show premiering this April. Follow him on Twitter...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 5:42 AM
The Salvation Army announced Thursday night that they would deliver food to victims of Hurricane Sandy at 14 locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. until they are no longer necessary.
The distribution centers...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Q13 FOX News reporter Kate Burgess grew up in New Jersey, where most of her family and friends still live. As the images of storm devastation continued to pour in, she was trying to reach loved ones all day.
Here is her first-person account:
| Oct 29, 2012
| 9:45 PM
Historic Hurricane Sandy slammed the tri-state area Monday, leaving millions without power in the region, the lower Manhattan skyline darkened, sea water rushing into subway and car tunnels, and Hudson River water spilling deep into Manhattan streets.