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  • The buck stops here

    The buck stops here
    Growing up in Highland Park, Ted Fishman would write radio scripts and hand them out to the other kids on the snow mounds. As a college student, he studied creative writing with Joyce Carol Oates. But Fishman, author of the best-seller "China, Inc.,"...
  • New leaf

    New leaf
    To understand why the hiring of Brian Bannon as Chicago's public library commissioner caused a more-than-ordinary stir, let us quote a learned cultural authority. That authority is not Socrates. It is not Shakespeare. It is not Goethe. Nor is it...
  • Sunday, June 24, 2012

    5 - 5:30 a.m. The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter  5:30 - 6 a.m. Love Changes Life 6 - 6:30 a.m. The Lutheran Hour 6:30 - 9 a.m. The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Nick Digilio in for   Dean Richards  12:05 p.m.  The editor of...
  • Friday @ 5: A cocktail to kick off the weekend

    Friday @ 5: A cocktail to kick off the weekend
    A manhattan is a manhattan is a manhattan. Except when it's not. Last Monday, the origins of one of the most classic of cocktails were shaken and stirred (ad nauseum, in a few instances) for the Woodford Reserve- and Esquire Magazine-sponsored...
  • PHOTOS: The Blackhawks game 5 and hat-trick Kane

    PHOTOS: The Blackhawks game 5 and hat-trick Kane
  • Roundup: Week's highlights from local food blogs

    Roundup: Week's highlights from local food blogs
    Highlights from local food blogs: - Chicago Reader reports: North Side coffeehouse Asado Coffee plans to reopen Saturday after a hiatus. Owner/roaster Kevin Ashtari says: "I just needed a break from it, but I realized this is my true calling and I had to...
  • January 12: Chicago Scene - Chicago Sketch Fest on the Chicago Scene

    January 12: Chicago Scene - Chicago Sketch Fest on the Chicago Scene
    PerformInk has called Artistic Director Brian Posen one of the most influential people in the Chicago theater scene & New City named Brian as one of the top 30 Players who really perform in Chicago. Posen is the Artistic Director of Stage 773, Street...
  • Remembering Los Angeles as a hotbed of alt-weekly comics

    Remembering Los Angeles as a hotbed of alt-weekly comics
    In the early 1980s, comics were as much a part of Los Angeles alternative culture scene as independent film and punk rock. That's gone now, but here, comics historian Ben Schwartz takes a look back. None of them knew each other. They saw one another's...
  • Nelson Algren's legacy ebbs

    Nelson Algren's legacy ebbs
    The Steppenwolf Theatre feels like a womb. It's warm, dark, soporific, full of voices barely loud enough to be distinguished, a setting beyond time. Outside, the streets of Old Town are laced with spring afternoon snowflakes; on the South Side, at U.S....
  • 'The Lazarus Project: A Novel' by Aleksandar Hemon

    'The Lazarus Project: A Novel' by Aleksandar Hemon
    The Lazarus Project A Novel Aleksandar Hemon Riverhead Books: 294 pp., $24.95 First, a small historical marker: On March 2, 1908, Lazarus Averbuch, a 19-year-old Jewish émigré from Eastern Europe, paid a visit -- for reasons unknown -- to the home of...
  • Extension 720 December 2009 Schedule

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST INTERNET ONLY Tonight's edition of Extension 720 will be heard exclusively on our Internet-Only WGN2 stream. Tune in at 9pm for a live edition of Extension 720, only on wgnradio.com. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND A NIGHT WITH MARK STEYN...
  • Comeback kid

    Comeback kid
    Violinist Rachel Barton Pine-star attraction on this balmy night in Santa Fe--is stranded. She yearns to get up from the back-yard lawn chair where her husband has deposited her and stroll to a pool that's shimmering green-blue in the desert twilight....