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  • In politics, Chicago takes center stage

     
    Sen. Barack Obama and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Friday, June 6, 2008, during an unscheduled stop at the Chicago 2016 Olympic Rally in Chicago at Daley Plaza.(Chicago Tribune photo by Heather Stone) by Amanda Erickson Chicago's taking a......
  • Second City: official White House jesters?

     
    by Chris Jones If Barack Obama wins the presidency, Second City might well find itself the quasi-official White House comedy troupe. The Obama campaign, and the Obamas themselves, have been enamored of the Chicago-based theater ever since the 2007...
  • Dems convene, night 1 live-blog

     
    by Frank James 11:20 PM -- It's difficult to tell how Michelle Obama's speech played out in flyover country. She obviously has a great personal story, this South Side Chicago girl. But is it enough to overcome her earlier controversial......
  • Theater review: 'The Doctor Despite Himself' at Electric Lodge

     
    Post-commedia antics are the prescribed treatment in ???The Doctor Despite Himself??? at Electric Lodge. Ipanema Theater Troupe???s wacky take on Moli??re???s 1666 ???Le M??decin malgr?? lui??? is awash in slapstick aplomb. That is obvious from the pre-...
  • Paul Shaffer knows what to spill -- and not -- in his memoir

     
    Paul Shaffer has shared the stage with so many big names that it's probably easier to list the stars he hasn't worked with. How many television sidekicks can boast to having played with both Andy Kaufman and his alter-ego, Tony......
  • Weekend TV Talk Shows: The way forward in Afghanistan is a featured topic

     
    TODAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer Afghanistan: correspondent Michael Ware; Obama's environmental policy: Democratic strategist James Carville, Ben Stein; Rep. Patrick Kennedy abortion controversy: Bishop...
  • Is there any Hollywood movie that isn't having an anniversary this month?

     
    As you may have noticed, posting on the Big Picture is light this week -- and it's going to be light until sometime in the middle of next week -- because I'm on a nice little stay-cation, which basically means......
  • Chris Parente

    Chris Parente
    Chris has Denver talking, with his hot FOX31 Denver daytime show, “Everyday.” Each morning at 10am, Chris and his co-host Natalie Tysdal bring you an hour of new trends, celebrity dish, and great ideas for the home and family. You can also...
  • Second City

    EVENT:  Second City DATE:  Thursday, October 16, 2008 TIME:  7:30p.m. WHERE:  Lawrence North High School COST:  $18 INFO: (317) 964 - 7951 The Performing Arts Series at Lawrence North presents Second City, the nationally renowned sketch comedy and...
  • Theater figures

    Theater figures Lawrence Roman, 86; best known for writing the hit Broadway play "Under the Yum-Yum Tree" and for adapting the farce into the 1963 movie (May 18) Paul Sills, 80; legendary improvisational director and teacher co-founded the Compass...
  • The 2008 Image Index: winners and losers

    Image is a slippery creature, and one month's style sensation is the next month's tasteless trend. For those keeping score, we offer the 2008 Image Index, a sliding scale of the people, places, ideas and trends that moved up -- and down -- the pop culture...
  • Celebrity Scoop: Scott Adsit

    "30 Rock" fans know him mainly for his hilarious work as harried producer Pete Hornberger, but these days Scott Adsit is focusing primarily on "Mary Shelley's Frankenhole," a macabre stop-motion animation comedy series airing Sundays in Cartoon Network'...