| Mar 23, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Earlier this month, several thousand people roamed over two floors of a Columbia College building for the 4th annual Chicago Zine Fest. Moving through the youthful crowd was Sarah Wenzel, bibliographer for Literatures of Europe and the Americas at the...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Chicago Whovians anxiously awaiting Saturday's return of "Doctor Who" to BBC America can make a day of TARDIS time with the Ultimate "Doctor Who" screening.
The Ultimate-TV web site and BBC Home Entertainment have teamed up to salute "Chicago's...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Spencer Meeks was walking home early Saturday on the Far North Side when a teenager on a bicycle grabbed his iPhone, but, thanks to an off-duty Chicago police officer and Meeks' reaction, the thief didn't get far. Charged with felony robbery, was Jose M....
| May 31, 2013
| 7:46 AM
I was in 7th grade when "The Breakfast Club" opened in theaters, and I distinctly remember thinking the movie was totally right about everything. I wasn't in high school yet (and that was surely one of movie's allures; a peek in a world I would soon...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Chance the Rapper is going to make sure he gets this right: rap music, a pop-star ascent from Chicago, a record deal, that whole fame thing — and on his own terms.
Chance, whose full name is Chancelor Bennett, has been drawing increasingly large...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:49 AM
The contemporary zombie is intensely networked, high-strung and on the move. Just go, go, go, 24-7.
Indeed, according to a 2012 study by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, people with prolonged exposure to this lifestyle will...
| Jun 22, 2013
Vince Vaughn was a huge fan. So was Wally Pfister, director of photography for the Chicago-made Batman blockbuster "The Dark Knight." "Barbershop" producer George Tillman swore by the work, insisting that his films get processed there. They were all...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:53 AM
Bernard "Bernie" Sahlins, the co-founder and former owner of Second City and a crucial and essential innovator in the field of American comedy, died peacefully Sunday at his home, his wife, Jane Nicholl Sahlins, said. He was 90.
It is hard to...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Genre mash-ups are de rigueur these days. Of course, writers like Margaret Atwood have been tight-roping the misty border between literary fiction and speculative fiction, fantasy and mystery for years. But a new outcropping of younger upstarts, such as...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Gerald Clayton, one of the most accomplished and promising young pianists in jazz, will collaborate with students from the Chicago Public Schools’ Advanced Arts Education Program and Chicago High School for the Arts (also known as ChiArts) at 7:30...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:54 AM
Richard Snow will be signing copies of his new book, "I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford," from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at McLean & Eakin, Booksellers in Petoskey.
Snow weaves together a narrative of Ford's rise to fame -- as well as...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:55 AM
A couple of years ago Ensemble Dal Niente trumpeted its mission as presenting "the fiercest music of recent decades." The Chicago-based group of super-musicians still focuses on championing, commissioning and performing some of the most uncompromising...