| Mar 28, 2011
| 9:49 PM
Get ready to laugh, Chicago.
Demetri Martin, Louis C.K. and “Community” star Joel McHale will bring their comedy to the Windy City June 14-18 as part of the TBS Just For Laughs festival.
Talk show host George Lopez and Comedy Central roast...
| May 8, 2011
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Amelia Saltsman: The author of "The Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook: Seasonal Foods, Simple Recipes and Stories from the Market and Farm" will demonstrate recipes from her cookbook. Book signing...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 8:51 AM
The very John Hughes-ian ’80s comedy “Take Me Home Tonight” does not make jokes about slap-bracelets. Or side ponytails. Because, says star Topher Grace, the point was to make a movie celebrating the decade, not mocking it.
| Sep 7, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
A woman (Gwyneth Paltrow) lies dead on an examination table. Her head has been opened up to reveal not congealed self-satisfaction and vegan muffins (like in Paltrow’s actual head) but evidence that a new disease has done some...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| May 31, 2011
| 3:09 PM
“When I was a little kid, I wished the first word I ever said was the word ‘quote,' so right before I died I could say, ‘unquote.'” Delivered deadpan in his trademark monotone voice, that is the first joke off Steven Wright's...