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  • Brian Wilkes

    Brian Wilkes
    Brian Wilkes is the chief meteorologist for WXIN FOX 59 a position he has held since July 1995. In addition to his on-air duties, Brian also provides "Drive-Time Weather Forecasts" for WIBC since 2006. Brian is a graduate of Columbia College with a...
  • Lyrical centennial

    Lyrical centennial
    Arguing over poetry's cultural relevance is a little like debating the potential effects of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, says Poetry magazine editor Christian Wiman. “For many people, poetry will remain remote,...
  • The stories behind 6 Chicago honorary streets

    The stories behind 6 Chicago honorary streets
    Signs, signs everywhere signs. That's especially true in the Chicago, where almost 1,500 honorary signs dot the city's streets. But behind the multitude of names engraved in the brown signs are some interesting people and stories. Here are some that...
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  • Review: "Every Boy Should Have a Man" by Preston Allen

    Review: "Every Boy Should Have a Man" by Preston Allen
    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...
  • Off-duty cop thwarts Edgewater iPhone robbery

    Off-duty cop thwarts Edgewater iPhone robbery
    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....
  • 'Breakfast Club': How a talky teen film became a classic

    'Breakfast Club': How a talky teen film became a classic
    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...
  • Chance the Rapper leaves little to chance

    Chance the Rapper leaves little to chance
    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...
  • An indie brings Nick Offerman back to the Chicago area

    An indie brings Nick Offerman back to the Chicago area
    Whenever I find myself in a bleak mood, a quick glance at the Ron Swanson Pyramid of Greatness usually does the trick. A near-perfect melding of minds between the "Parks and Recreation" writing staff and actor Nick Offerman, this visual guide on how to...
  • Columbia, Second City partner for comedy degree

    Columbia, Second City partner for comedy degree
    Chicago's comedy scene just got a little bit more serious this week after Columbia College announced Tuesday that it will be partnering with The Second City to offer a new four-year degree in comedy writing and performance. The new bachelor's degree,...
  • Dana Hall re-emerges with a new band and a fresh approach

    Dana Hall re-emerges with a new band and a fresh approach
    Last year was a volatile one for the inimitable Chicago drummer-bandleader-composer Dana Hall. With the considerable help of ace arts administrator Kate Dumbleton, Hall had rejuvenated the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, which William Russo had created at...
  • 'Louder Than a Bomb' still crackles with young poets' ideas

    'Louder Than a Bomb' still crackles with young poets' ideas
    Last week, in a valiant effort and one that deserves to be applauded, the mayor and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas took the point in an effort to raise money to expand the at-risk youth basketball program known as Windy City Hoops. “For me, as a...