| Jul 24, 2012
| 4:21 PM
440 N. State St. 312-464-1400
At the neighborhood’s only gay bar, expect the bartenders to call you “honey” and the entertainment to range from live cabaret to karaoke to DJs.
The Purple Pig
500 N. Michigan Ave. 312-464-1744...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 8:42 PM
A building is not, of course, a living thing, and so, unless it's the one you work in, live in or visit with some regularity, you probably take most of the city's thousands of other buildings for granted.
There are, of course, the stars, those...
| Apr 16, 2013
"Do you remember when it was 80 degrees in March last year?"
Yup, that might be the most common complaint muttered by coat-clad Chicagoans this spring.
Sure, summer didn't come early this year as it did last, but that hasn't stopped dozens of...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The solution...is as follows: 1. Get together with your neighbors and shovel/snowblow out as many spots as you can, or, if you're really ambitious, the entire block. 2. Put up the following sign next to each spot: THIS IS A......
| Mar 27, 2011
| 9:32 PM
THEATER REVIEW: 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., New York. Call 212-239-6200 or visit howtosucceedbroadway.com. NEW YORK -- Daniel Radcliffe has one huge advantage over others...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The new trailer for “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” was released on Thursday and it features plenty of shots of Chicago –- well, what’s left of Chicago. The robot-on-robot violence has left much of the city in shambles and, like...
| Jul 29, 2010
The Wendella glides beneath the Michigan Avenue Bridge, headed toward the lake. From where I stand on the top deck, we seem to be moving without a peep. The curve of the bridge's shadow passes across the boat, which is studded with people from elsewhere,...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 6:39 PM
Part of Chicago's skyline turned dark tonight as the city took part in Earth Hour 2011.
To save power and support energy efficiency, lights were turned off at 8:30 p.m. at such landmarks as the Merchandise Mart, the Wrigley Building, the NBC tower and...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 10:30 AM
Good theater can make the strange familiar. Great theater usually makes the familiar strange.
And for someone like me who has worked on Michigan Avenue for years, what is more familiar than the city of Chicago? A city one thinks one knows, having lived...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 6:37 PM
Lights blinked off in Chicago and around the world tonight to mark Earth Hour, an international effort to raise awareness about climate change.
From 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time around the globe lights were turned off in landmarks, businesses and...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 5:29 PM
The owners of the Wrigley Building confirmed today they are talking to a number of outside parties about the future of the Michigan Avenue landmark -- conversations that reportedly include two co-founders of Groupon.
The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., the...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:03 PM
One design feature we've added to the enhanced Chicago Tribune that debuted this week is a woodcut image tucked into our Page 1 nameplate. A series of Chicago-themed illustrations evoking a sense of the history of the city and the newspaper will rotate in...