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  • Plotting out another great Story Week

    Plotting out another great Story Week
    It is a pleasurable thing to have drinks with Randy Albers and we have done so over the years at such saloons as, of course, the Billy Goat, as well as Stefani's 437, the Underground Wonder Bar and some joint in the South Loop whose name escapes me at the...
  • 'Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now' by Craig Taylor

    'Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now' by Craig Taylor
    What's it like to live in London, the real London? The real London, beyond the fanciful equestrian courses with jumps styled as chess boards or crescent moons, or the vast, wavelike Olympic Aquatics Centre designed by the internationally acclaimed...
  • Ira Glass and WBEZ Chicago venture into the movie biz

    Ira Glass and WBEZ Chicago venture into the movie biz
    One of the first things you notice during the opening credits of "Sleepwalk with Me" is a producing acknowledgment that reads simply: "In association with WBEZ Chicago's This American Life." Chicago's largest public radio station is in the movie...
  • Announcing the 2013 Nelson Algren Awards

    Announcing the 2013 Nelson Algren Awards
    As we launch the 2013 Nelson Algren Short Story Awards Contest, we consider our relationship — as Chicago Tribune journalists — to the world of fiction. Though we are dedicated to the world of fact, we recognize that fiction can help us make...
  • The Double Cupp Diner, now open for some real business

    The Double Cupp Diner, now open for some real business
    Even a warm, fun, country-rock night at the Double Cupp Diner — home of the "Pump Boys and Dinettes" — must come to a close. So the authors of this familiar, honkey-tonk musical revue helpfully provided a number — "Closing Time" —...
  • With Tony Fitzpatrick, it's 'Stations Lost' and summer found

    With Tony Fitzpatrick, it's 'Stations Lost' and summer found
    With his gig at the Steppenwolf Theatre now seemingly an annual event, Tony Fitzpatrick is taking on the air of Garrison Keillor, and his motley crew of sidekicks is looking a bit like a cut-rate cast of "Prairie Home Companion." As seen from the back...
  • Meet the team: Jeremy Smith, associate producer

    Meet the team: Jeremy Smith, associate producer
    Jeremy Smith, Second City associate producer and stage manager, answers 5 quick questions for "Behind the Curtain." Q1: What’s your role with "Chicago Live!" (and what does that actually mean)? JS: I am the associate producer and stage manager for...
  • Anna Deavere Smith on healthcare, mimicry and President Obama

     
    Anna Deavere Smith, whose play "Let Me Down Easy" premieres on PBS, talks about the writing process and documentary theater....
  • 'This Train' in the Steppenwolf Garage: Riding the Chicago rails with Tony Fitzpatrick

     
    THEATER REVIEW "This Train" ★★½ Through Aug. 1 in Steppenwolf’s Merle Reskin Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted St.; Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes; Tickets: 312-335-1650 Despite occupying the Steppenwolf Garage Theatre for only about 90 minutes, â€...
  • Geraldine Brooks to receive the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's lifetime achievement award

     
    On Thursday, the organizers of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize announced that this year's lifetime achievement award will be presented to Geraldine Brooks. The Australian journalist-turned-novelist has written about war as both fact and fiction. Her...
  • Broadway in Chicago announces 2011 season: 'Merchant,' Carrie Fisher, 'Hair,' 'Next to Normal'

     
    "Hair" in New York; the touring show is coming March 8-20 to the Oriental Theatre. Broadway In Chicago has announced the complete 2011 spring season. The news here is Carrie Fisher's "Wishful Drinking" and "Merchant of Venice"; the other titles......
  • Inside the new Broadway Playhouse: Goodbye, chandeliers, hello off-Broadway in Chicago cool

     
    The new Broadway Playhouse at 175 E. Chestnut St. (Tribune photo by William DeShazer) The crystal chandeliers at the Drury Lane Water Tower are gone. Replaced by neon tubes at the Broadway Playhouse. That should be enough to tell you......