| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
New theaters. Renovated playhouses. Hot dramas. Nervous new artistic directors. Stephen Sondheim and his “Follies.” A celebration of Stephen Schwartz, a dissection of Mark Rothko, and a look at the tragedy that befell the Amish of...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 7:22 AM
Picking top barbecue spots is a tad dangerous. The emotions connected to hometown recipes run as deeply as their flavors. Nevertheless online travel adviser Cheapflights couldn't resist taking a stab at where to find finger-licking good beef and pork...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 8:03 AM
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...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 8:50 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Damian Mason, who has played the part of Bill Clinton in two motion pictures, will provide the entertainment at Friday night's Ag Appreciation Banquet.
Mason appeared as Clinton in “Contact,” starring Jodie Foster, and “2001: A Space Travesty,” in which...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 1:04 PM
Josephine Forsberg, a pioneer of the teaching of improvisational acting in Chicago, an early company member at The Second City, and an influential teacher of such stars as George Wendt, Shelley Long and Bill Murray, died Monday morning at the Illinois...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 1:16 PM
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,”...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 10:00 PM
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....
| May 13, 2011
| 9:56 AM
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.”...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 7:49 AM
Casey Wilson, Penny on ABC's "Happy Endings," isn't sure but thinks she probably always was funny.
Her first memory of working an audience was cracking up her parents. Her aunt left the room and she did a spot-on impersonation.
"I don't even change my...
| Dec 19, 2011
CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION 2011 WINNERS
BEST PICTURE(-) The Tree of Life
BEST DIRECTOR(-) Terrence Malick--The Tree of Life
BEST ACTOR(-) Michael Shannon--Take Shelter
BEST ACTRESS(-) Michelle Williams--My Week with Marilyn
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR(-)...