| Apr 2, 2010
"It's What's Inside the Lines That Counts: Baseball Stars of the 1970s and 1980s Talk About the Game They Loved"
By Fay Vincent
Simon & Schuster, 301 pages, $25.00
"It's What's Inside the Lines That Counts" is former commissioner Fay Vincent's fourth...
| May 7, 2011
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,...
| May 9, 2011
| 6:41 PM
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?...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 3:41 PM
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...
| May 21, 2010
One of the great debates in American politics can be summed up with this question:
What's the stupidest thing Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has ever said?
One of my all-time favorites is when he threatened to take his pants off to prove his political...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 10:10 AM
Saturday, September 25
International House, Coulter Lounge
1414 East 59th Street
To purchase a copy of the book:
Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues, and Gospel
| Nov 18, 2011
| 2:36 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:22 AM
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.,"...
| Dec 4, 2009
| 4:32 PM
-- 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......
| Oct 20, 2009
| 4:32 PM
-- 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......
| Mar 30, 2008
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....
| Apr 26, 2009
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....