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  • 3 Chicago authors drop books today

    3 Chicago authors drop books today
    Forget the "Second City" nickname. Chicago is the Witty City. Three local authors are releasing books today: rapper Common, Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert and Dan Sinker, the man behind the @MayorEmanuel twitter handle fictionally ascribed to the...
  • Melissa McCarthy, Jane Lynch make Emmy night Chicagoriffic

    Melissa McCarthy, Jane Lynch make Emmy night Chicagoriffic
    Surprise winner Melissa McCarthy turned the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday into a Chicago-centric celebration. McCarthy, star of CBS’ Chicago-set “Mike & Molly” and Plainfield native, was flabbergasted win her name was...
  • Q&A: '50/50' star/producer Seth Rogen and writer Will Reiser

    Q&A: '50/50' star/producer Seth Rogen and writer Will Reiser
    It only seems fair to warn you: This interview with “50/50” star Seth Rogen and the movie’s writer, Rogen’s longtime friend Will Reiser, features a lot of discussion about diarrhea. Maybe that’s not what you expect when...
  • Bringing the newspaper to life: An invitation to join us at Chicago Live!

    Bringing the newspaper to life: An invitation to join us at Chicago Live!
    As you read Tuesday’s Tribune, imagine what you would talk about if you could meet the people in the stories you find most fascinating – the political leaders, the sports stars, the artists. Imagine the Tribune “coming to life,”...
  • Saturday, October 15, 2011

    5 - 6 a.m. The Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong 5:05 a.m.  Max Armstrong visits with lawn expert Jim Fizzell about how to stop the bugs who are leaving your lawn and will be trying to invade your home to stay warm.  6 - 9 a.m. Mr....
  • Sexy in the city

    Sexy in the city
    Chicago has long had a thing for strippers and I do not mean the anything-but-subtle lap dancers who populate so-called gentlemen's' clubs. I mean some of the legendary artists (and I do mean artists) who have wowed Chicago through the decades, among...
  • The Chicago Live! cake that became a reality show episode. Let's watch it at the Billy Goat together.

    The Chicago Live! cake that became a reality show episode. Let's watch it at the Billy Goat together.
    Have you ever ordered a cake and ended up in a reality TV show? Don’t rule it out. That’s essentially how the Tribune’s stage and radio show, Chicago Live!, landed a starring role in the TLC show called “Fabulous Cakes.”...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be on Chicago Live! this week

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be on Chicago Live! this week
    My colleague Lara Weber, the executive producer of Chicago Live!, just sent over the following email: "We just booked the mayor for tomorrow night. He'll be talking with Rick at the top of the show about being the new mayor." Looking forward to the...
  • Top-40 Hits and Cartoons Clog Local Stages This Week

    Top-40 Hits and Cartoons Clog Local Stages This Week
    The Monkees bitched that they didn't get the respect they deserved as musicians because they weren't allowed to play on their first two albums, and because the group had been created by committee to star in a TV comedy show. But there's no reason they...
  • Seth Meyers hits Chicago and Just For Laughs festival

    Seth Meyers hits Chicago and Just For Laughs festival
    Yes, Seth Meyers and "SNL" character Stefon (Bill Hader) are supposed to be on their summer vacation together, but Meyers still has time for Chicago. "You know, I'm thinking by June 18 we might need a couple of days apart," Meyers joked when we talked on...
  • Joyce Sloane dies at 80; beloved powerhouse of Second City improvisational theater in Chicago

    Joyce Sloane dies at 80; beloved powerhouse of Second City improvisational theater in Chicago
    Joyce Sloane, the beloved maternal powerhouse of the Second City improvisational theater in Chicago, and the woman who found and nurtured such comedy giants as John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley and Bill Murray, died of natural causes Thursday in...
  • Pump Room nostalgia items sell out

    If you were waiting to score memorabilia from the Pump Room, time’s up. The public liquidation sale of mementos from the Ambassador East Hotel and its famous restaurant in the Gold Coast is sold out and officially closed on Tuesday, according to a...