| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:20 AM
"The two most beautiful words in the world of comedy ... 'Richard Pryor'." This effusive sentiment opens the recent Showtime documentary "Omit the Logic" and serves as a reminder of Pryor's devotion to stand-up comedy and his genius at pushing the art...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Powder-blue, with cartoony lines and cushions everywhere, the Divvy bike looks like something a 7-year-old would be very excited to find under a Christmas tree or, more feasibly, near a Christmas tree. A not-unreasonable first reaction to one is to look...
| Oct 31, 2013
Chicago, the city of Daniel Burnham and his oft-quoted epigram, "make no little plans," doesn't have a planning department.
Yes, you read that right.
Although the birthplace of modern American city and regional planning still has planners tucked...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Looking back on the storm of controversy that erupted when the book “Persepolis” was banned from Chicago public schools and libraries earlier this year, Lane Tech senior Levi Todd said it was a “blessing in disguise.”
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:03 AM
The Brothers Q brand of rapping the classics has another manifestation: a Christmas show entitled "A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol."
The new hip-shop show, developed in concert with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, will bow Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:11 PM
You probably won’t understand most of what is being said in the trailer for the Bollywood film, “Dhoom 3,” released today, but you will recognize several of the locations featured in the nearly three minute video.
The third movie in...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 10:28 AM
In the coming days, fans will get a fresh look at the Blackhawks' run to their second Stanley Cup in four seasons. "17 Seconds" debuts at Navy Pier on Wednesday to an invitation-only audience, and details regarding a limited run are forthcoming....
| Oct 25, 2013
Great wisdom about artistic endeavor can come from all kinds of weird sources. Last week it came from the mouth of a puppet with a hollow head and a cloth body.
This particular puppet is the star of "The Table," the truly amazing show from the touring...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:45 PM
The physical elements of the current spectacular attraction visiting Chicago Shakespeare Theater from the United Kingdom consists of the following: one puppet (hollow cardboard head and cloth body) and one table (rectangular, prosaic).
| Sep 29, 2013
Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, attracted more than 3,000 people to Vernissage, an opening-night preview party Sept. 19 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall benefiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Attendees...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:59 AM
During a span of 17 days, I visited nine of the most talked about haunted houses in Illinois. Most were entertaining, most made me flinch at least once or twice and most sold extremely average, lukewarm pizza at their concession stands (you would think...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Her friends call Donna Saffaei, 22, a "super fan" of Veronica Roth's Divergent series of books.
They may be right.
Having finished her exam at the University of Iowa in Iowa City on Monday, Saffaei, who over the past week reread the first two books...