| Oct 13, 2011
| 8:55 PM
Hedy Weiss, the longtime and indefatigable theater and dance critic at the Chicago Sun-Times, is to receive a special Joseph Jefferson Award in November in recognition of her years of coverage of Chicago theater.
The special award will be presented to...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 9:32 AM
Sportswriting is one of those professions that looks easy – all you do is watch a game and sling an opinion, right? – but is actually quite difficult precisely because of that apparent ease. Opinions are a dime a dozen. Being able to...
| Dec 27, 2011
Q: I have been searching (for years) for a recipe for the clear French salad dressing served at the George Diamond's Steakhouse restaurant on Wabash just south of Congress. I hope you can find this one for me; it was a favorite.
—Gerry Cload, New...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 8:39 PM
Author Rebecca Skloot and film critic Roger Ebert will be honored at the Oct. 20 Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner, the Chicago Public Library and Chicago Public Library Foundation announced Tuesday.
The Chicago Sun-Times' Ebert will be given the Carl...
| May 4, 2011
| 12:37 PM
Former longtime Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Barnhart and his writing partner, Gene Schlickman, were among five Chicago-area writers winning recognition from the Society of Midland Authors, which announced winners of its annual Author Awards Wednesday...
| Jan 26, 2012
The May summits of world leaders in Chicago are an unmatched opportunity to build the city's global image and to attract more foreign visitors, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his supporters said Wednesday in a pitch for cooperation that stayed away from potential...
| May 3, 2011
| 7:48 PM
Prosecutors in the corruption retrial of Rod Blagojevich wasted no time Tuesday trying to shoot holes in the defense strategy that the former governor was merely trying to cut a political deal, not sell a U.S. Senate seat, and was unaware that any of...
| Dec 10, 2011
The Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times have been subpoenaed by attorneys for William Cellini, who are seeking notes, tape recordings and other documents related to post-trial interviews with one of the jurors who convicted the Springfield insider....
| Nov 7, 2011
| 8:35 PM
Director Penny Metropulos' stirring take on Alan Bennett's "The Madness of George III" and Mary Zimmerman's revisionist production of "Candide" at the Goodman Theatre shared top honors for large theaters at the 2011 Joseph Jefferson Awards, with the...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Based on the '80s cult TV series, the new action-comedy "21 Jump Street" also draws on buddy-cop conventions, "Superbad"-style high jinks and stoner bromances. Starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as undercover rookie cops, the film is charming critics....
| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:39 PM
"Prometheus" director Ridley Scott has said that "Prometheus" shares DNA with his 1979 sci-fi horror show "Alien." The big question then is whether "Prometheus," starring Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender, can match "Alien," and for...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The first of two Snow White films this year, "Mirror Mirror" stars Julia Roberts and Lily Collins and outfits the classic fairy tale with humorous elements, modern updates and visual flair courtesy of director Tarsem Singh ("Immortals"). Many movie...