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  • Kevin Coval on his new poetry collection, "Schtick"

    Kevin Coval on his new poetry collection, "Schtick"
    It must have been tempting for poet Kevin Coval to read from his own work during “Chicago Classics,” which took place one Friday night in late March in packed-with-people Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center. That is because...
  • Review: "Brothers Emanuel" by Ezekiel J. Emanuel

    Review: "Brothers Emanuel" by Ezekiel J. Emanuel
    Three brothers — Ezekiel, Rahm and Ari Emanuel — each went on to great career accomplishment: Zeke as a bioethicist; Ari as a powerful Hollywood talent agent; and Rahm, of course, as White House chief of staff for President Obama before...
  • Proof that the blues are a universal language

    Proof that the blues are a universal language
    The blues are a foundational American art form that speak not only to the U.S. experience but to all of humanity's. Need proof? Just ask a European -- especially a European who's making a sentimental journey to the sacred shrines of the blues, with...
  • Chicago Tap growing up for 'Mama's Boy'

    Chicago Tap growing up for 'Mama's Boy'
    For more than a decade, Chicago Tap Theatre has pioneered its own genre of summer entertainment in the form of the "tap opera," a tale told with lean narrative and lots of clickety-clacking feet. "Mama's Boy," the troupe's 11th entry, plays Friday...
  • Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile

    Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile
    At first glance, the Chicago Cultural Mile ("Where Culture & Commerce Meet") resembles nothing so much as a gerrymandered congressional district. According to its website, this officially arty and mercantile stretch begins at Michigan Avenue and the...
  • Pulling no punches

    Chicago and boxing are a match made in heaven, both taking perverse pride in rumors that the fix is in, that the mob has a piece of the action. Where else would a fighter's wife testify in divorce court that her husband "lay down," purposely losing a...
  • From network to network, it's Chicago all over

    From network to network, it's Chicago all over
    With the new TV season upon us, let's step back and look at the new shows based out of Chicago (an unprecedented six TV series are here this fall), plus shows filming elsewhere that feature Chicago actors. First, what's shooting in town: NBC The...
  • The escape artist

    The escape artist
    Tommy O'Connor was a bad man, a coldblooded killer who prowled Chicago as Prohibition descended. He was convicted of murdering one person — a police officer — and likely shot dead at least two more, including his best friend. That's why they...
  • 1 dead, 10 wounded in South and West side shootings

    1 dead, 10 wounded in South and West side shootings
    One man was killed and 10 others wounded from Friday afternoon through early Saturday on the South and West sides. Fifty-five people have been shot across the city since Wednesday, 10 of them fatally. Jerimiah Milsap, 24, of the 1000 block of West...
  • Summer to-do list

    Summer to-do list
    Take the challenge The big finish As running events go, few set themselves apart like the Soldier Field 10 Mile. The 10th-anniversary course makes its way along the lakefront and then finishes, spectacularly, on the 50-yard line of Soldier Field, with...
  • 3 dead, 17 wounded in shootings across Chicago overnight

    3 dead, 17 wounded in shootings across Chicago overnight
    At least three people were killed and 17 wounded in shootings across Chicago overnight as the city saw its warmest weather in seven months. In one of the fatal shootings, three men were shot in a parking lot across the street from the headquarters of the...
  • Chicago Overnight Crime Report

    Chicago Overnight Crime Report
    A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk. • At least three people were killed and 17 wounded in shootings across Chicago overnight as the city saw its warmest weather in seven months. In one of the fatal shootings, three men were...