| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:13 AM
This one’s for the kids.
Debby Ryan (“Jessie,” “The Suite Life on Deck”) will perform Nov. 23 at the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival parade and then take part in a Radio Disney-sponsored meet-and-greet Nov....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:40 AM
If you were expecting the “Divergent” trailer to be a commercial for Chicago tourism, you’re probably going to be disappointed.
The two and a half minute video released today is light on recognizable Chicago landmarks, other than the...
| 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 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....
| Nov 22, 2013
The season of good will? Already? What happened to the last year? Ah, the days may spin faster, but our On the Town guide to holiday stage entertainment is as reliable as Christmas pudding.
In some ways, the landscape of holiday entertainment is a...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:23 AM
You could say Debby Ryan is a late bloomer, by Disney Channel standards.
Disney gave Ryan her first starring role in a TV series, “Jessie,” when she was 18, which may not sound old until you consider Miley Cyrus was 12 when she was cast in...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:50 AM
The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, dubbed this season's Christmas Ship, arrived this morning at Navy Pier with more than 1,200 trees for needy families, officials said.
The ship arrived at the pier on time at 8:30 a.m., said Capt. Dave Truitt. The trees...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Forever cursed, that shabby little Lincolnwood Mall on Touhy. The day before Halloween, 2012: Planted ankle-deep in a heap of scattered shoes while my daughters ransacked Payless for potential costume footwear. "Hurry up and pick, girls. No one's going to...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 1:20 PM
So here's an example of why the Q Brothers, the Chicago-based arts entrepreneurs, have established such a formidable reputation for themselves. In their new hip-hop version of "A Christmas Carol," the ghost of Jacob Marley makes an appearance as a...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Breakfast with Tomten
Eat pancakes with Tomten (Swedish for Santa) at this popular annual event. Don’t forget a camera to snap a pic of your kids with the man of the hour. Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. (773-728-8111, samac....