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  • Autopsy: U. of C. student died of alcohol poisoning

    Autopsy: U. of C. student died of alcohol poisoning
    A University of Chicago student found dead in his dorm room in February died of alcohol poisoning, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Autopsy results indicate the death of Nicholas Barnes, 20, was accidental, the office said....
  • 4 dead, 33 hurt after weekend shootings

    4 dead, 33 hurt after weekend shootings
    Over the span of 36 hours from Friday afternoon into early Sunday morning, at least 36 people were shot, four fatally, in Chicago. More than half of those shootings were in the last 12 hours of that time period. Police responded to at least 27...
  • FBI director in Chicago: 'Painfully aware' of city's gun violence

    FBI director in Chicago: 'Painfully aware' of city's gun violence
    In his first visit to Chicago since becoming director of the FBI, James Comey said today he is “painfully aware” of the city’s seemingly intractable gun violence and plans to direct more federal resources at the problem. Comey, who was...
  • Leonard Slatkin ventures down memory lane of his Hollywood youth

    Leonard Slatkin ventures down memory lane of his Hollywood youth
    Few people are lucky enough to be surrounded by as astonishing a diversity of music and musicians as conductor Leonard Slatkin was while growing up. From the mid-1940s into the '50s, his parents' Los Angeles home was a welcoming nexus for various...
  • Wicker Park deemed a top spot for millennials

    Wicker Park deemed a top spot for millennials
    Wicker Park is among the best neighborhoods in the country for millennials to live in, according to a new national ranking. Of course, that’s sort of like declaring the Gold Coast is a good place for rich people or saying University of Chicago...
  • Boy mostly alone in hospital room during unique cancer treatment

    Boy mostly alone in hospital room during unique cancer treatment
    At precisely the time 6-year-old Sammy most needed his parents, they were forced to keep their distance because his unique cancer treatment made him radioactive. Even his favorite blanket and stuffed animal were off-limits, lest they, too, become...
  • Hubbard Street Dance receives $100,000 NEA grant

    Hubbard Street Dance receives $100,000 NEA grant
    Chicago arts organizations will receive $1,233,500 in grants from the National Endowment for The Arts this year, headlined by a $100,000 grant to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago for its Movement As Partnership dance education program, $90,000 for Chicago...
  • Thalia Hall elbows its way onto a hopping Chicago scene

    Thalia Hall elbows its way onto a hopping Chicago scene
    Walk with Bruce Finkelman through Thalia Hall, the turn-of-the-last-century, second-story Bohemian performance space in the Pilsen neighborhood that's about to be reborn, and you understand why Finkelman and his partner wanted to make the place into the...
  • Peggy Shinner on 'You Feel So Mortal'

    Peggy Shinner on 'You Feel So Mortal'
    In "You Feel So Mortal: Essays on the Body," Peggy Shinner's smart, witty, bittersweet book of writings about her own body and those of others, the author examines the journey of life inside that most imperfect of vessels. Beginning with acute, often...
  • Chicago area classical music recommendations

    Chicago area classical music recommendations
    Chicago a cappella: The vocal ensemble under guest music director Rollo Dilworth celebrates the evolution of gospel music, from pre-gospel classical works to the genre's full flowering in Chicago. 8 p.m. Saturday, Logan Center for the Arts, University...
  • Artist Samantha Hill reconstructs Bronzeville's history

    Artist Samantha Hill reconstructs Bronzeville's history
    Samantha Hill awaits your input. And awaits. Then awaits some more. "I think people know I'm here," she said on a recent afternoon, not sounding all that certain. She laughed nervously. The Hyde Park Art Center was quiet. Hill, who is 39 and...
  • Kenwood jazz band journeys to Symphony Center stage

    Kenwood jazz band journeys to Symphony Center stage
    First in an occasional series CELEBRATED PIANIST JASON MORAN, who won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010 and directs jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, walks into the band room at Kenwood Academy High School and faces a rather tough crowd. For...