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  • September 14: Author - Howard Reich Talks About His Book, Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues, and Gospel

    September 14: Author - Howard Reich Talks About His Book, Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues, and Gospel
    Howard Reich Event: Saturday, September 25 2:00 p.m. International House, Coulter Lounge 1414 East 59th Street Chicago (773) 752-2275 To purchase a copy of the book: Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues, and Gospel The Global...
  • 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...
  • Chicago chefs nominees aplenty at James Beard 2011

    Chicago chefs nominees aplenty at James Beard 2011
    Mindy Segal and Bruce Sherman are hoping five’s a charm. Rich Melman is hoping it’s seven. All three have been nominated — again — for James Beard Foundation Awards, which annually recognize the best chefs, restaurants and...
  • Chicago Reader's Key Ingredient wins James Beard award

    Chicago Reader's Key Ingredient wins James Beard award
    Congrats to Michael Gebert and Julia Thiel of the Chicago Reader, whose "Key Ingredient" feature (wherein chefs are challenged to create dishes from a selected exotic ingredient) won the Multimedia Food Feature award at the James Beard Foundation Book,...
  • At long last, Rich Melman a Beard award winner

    At long last, Rich Melman a Beard award winner
    Maybe it was the name. Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. How else do you account for its Chicago founder, Rich Melman, being nominated six consecutive times for the James Beard Foundation's outstanding restaurateur of the year award and never winning?...
  • 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.,"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Monster Mash: 'Rock of Ages' headed for silver screen; China suspects looting; Fairey's lawyers may quit

     
    -- Going places: Broadway's "Rock of Ages" is being adapted for a feature film directed by Adam Shankman and scheduled for release in 2011. (Variety) -- Honored: The plays "Ruined" and "The Seafarer" were among the big winners Monday at......
  • Monster Mash: Eli Broad stumps for L.A. culture; French museum strike continues; James Levine returns

     
    -- He's loving it: Eli Broad cites museums, theater, architecture and classical music among his top 10 reasons for loving L.A. (Huffington Post) -- Newly discovered: Etchings by Pablo Picasso that were recently found inside a book that the artist......