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  • 'Divergent' stars weigh in on Chicago visit

    'Divergent' stars weigh in on Chicago visit
    Shailene Woodley is known for her "alternative" lifestyle: The aspiring herbalist — who plays the rebellious protagonist, Tris, in "Divergent" — has said during interviews that she makes her own medicine and cheese and collects mountain spring...
  • Navy Pier Flyover to begin construction next week

    Navy Pier Flyover to begin construction next week
    Construction on the Navy Pier Flyover -- intended to provide a safer route for lakefront trail users -- is set to begin next week, according to city officials. One of the most congested segments of the lakefront trail is near Navy Pier. The flyover will...
  • Work beginning on 'Navy Pier Flyover' to improve lakefront trail

    Work beginning on 'Navy Pier Flyover' to improve lakefront trail
    When Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin announced Tuesday that work was finally about to start on an elevated lakefront path near Navy Pier, one moment—apparently unscripted—spoke to the value of the $60 million project. From behind a...
  • How Chicagoans can shape their city's future

    How Chicagoans can shape their city's future
    Chicago's heart-stopping lakefront, thrumming Loop and brawny riverfront did not happen by accident or sheer luck. This city rose from swamp to global elite because people — including famed architect Daniel Burnham and a legion of politicians,...
  • Review: "Zoom Room" at Chicago Children's Museum

    Review: "Zoom Room" at Chicago Children's Museum
    Childrens’ museum curator must be the world’s greatest profession. Hit upon the right idea, and your patrons not only admire the exhibit, they ask if they can, “Stay here all day, and all night tonight, too.” That’s what my...
  • Final 'Divergent' trailer released

    Final 'Divergent' trailer released
    That sound you hear across the world and Chicago in particular is, "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!" It's because the final, full trailer for "Divergent" is out, as if excitement for the Chicago-set dystopian action flick (adapted from Veronica Roth's bestselling...
  • Gary Griffin and Stephen Sondheim, together again

    Gary Griffin and Stephen Sondheim, together again
    To gauge the importance of "Road Show" to Stephen Sondheim, you need only look inside "Look, I Made a Hat," the second volume of the intensely annotated and assiduously edited collection of his incomparable writing for the American stage, or, as the great...
  • 'SNL' star Cecily Strong on Michigan Avenue magazine cover

    'SNL' star Cecily Strong on Michigan Avenue magazine cover
    As legend has it, iO co-founder Charna Halpern was nearing the end of her annual search for potential “Saturday Night Live” cast members when she spotted Cecily Strong working the iO box office one night on her way out. Halpern encouraged...
  • 'Divergent' stars to attend film's red carpet premiere in Chicago

    'Divergent' stars to attend film's red carpet premiere in Chicago
    Get ready to welcome the stars of “Divergent” back to Chicago. Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Ansel Elgort are scheduled to attend the Chicago red carpet premiere of “Divergent” March 4 at Showplace Icon movie theater in the...
  • An enchanting Short Shakes for the whole family

    An enchanting Short Shakes for the whole family
    "St. Valentine is past," as Theseus says, and the weather seems far more suitable for "A Winter's Tale," than "A Midsummer Night's Dream." But for families exhausted by the daily slog through exhaust-stained snow and treacherous ice, David H. Bell's...
  • Marathon dug deep roots in Windy City and world marathon scene

    When locals and out-of-towners alike think “Chicago,” certain things inevitably come to mind – the Cubs, the Blackhawks, Navy Pier, The Magnificent Mile, Michael Jordan – the list of iconic images goes on and on. Since its debut,...
  • Stars come out for Bernie Sahlins

    Stars come out for Bernie Sahlins
    The iconoclastic movie star Bill Murray is always on the guest list for events celebrating anniversaries and the like at The Second City. But the famously unpredictable actor invariably does not show up. On Monday night, though, there was Murray on Navy...