| Apr 3, 2012
| 7:00 AM
"Now you go through St. Looey, Joplin, Missouri, and Oklahoma City is mighty pretty.
You see Amarillo, Gallup, New Mexico, Flagstaff, Arizona.
Don't forget Winona, Kingman, Barstow, San Bernardino."
"Route 66" is a great song...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 2:01 PM
Through his decades as a professional baseball player, and in the broadcast booth, Ron Santo spent plenty of nights in a hotel room.
How fitting, then, that the Westin Michigan Avenue decided to re-tool one of its corner suites, Room #1000, in honor of...
| Apr 10, 2012
Q: Growing up in Old Town back in the late 1950s and early 1960s meant numerous trips to the North Avenue beach and Lincoln Park Zoo, among other places, and eating cotton candy and hot dogs. I remember the hot dogs at Café Brauer at the zoo came with...
| Apr 11, 2012
Jaguar made just a few changes to its XF sport sedan for 2012: nips and tucks to the front end, flashier taillight treatment and an updated navigation system. It doesn't sound like much to rave about, but added to what's already one of the better-...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 5:47 PM
If we've learned anything in recent years, it's how quickly the social fabric can be torn apart. The levees break, the markets plunge, a man sets himself aflame on a Tunisian street and suddenly everything changes. In his fast-paced new book, “...
| Apr 17, 2012
Q: Does a teeny bit of rust inside the can at the seam mean big problems? Just tell me—am I going to be responsible for major illness? There was no time to get another can of coconut milk for the cake.
—Faye Hess, New York, N.Y.
A: No news...
| Jul 15, 2011
It should be good news that a giant statue of a woman rose over one of Chicago's most conspicuous public spaces this week.
Chicago, a city that has almost as many statues as it has potholes, is notoriously short on statues of women. Mile after...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Chicago is to have a big new entertainment venue this summer — a 70-foot-tall, 22,000-square-foot tent that will seat as many as 2,500 patrons who will be served up a variety of populist live shows, including tributes to Elton John, Michael...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Oxymoronic as the whole notion may seem, chess hustlers are one of the pleasures of urban life. I've watched naive amateur players get taken for hard cash by well-masked intellectual killers in Washington Square Park in New York, Harvard Square in...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Taste of Chicago will be chopped in half to a five-day event next summer, and the city's annual smorgasbord will be moved to the middle of July from its traditional late June start.
The festival will run from July 11 to July 15 in Grant Park, according...
| Dec 29, 2011
Chicago will loosen winter's gloomy grip by exerting some powerful literary muscle. In the next three months, award-winning Chicago-based writers such as Don De Grazia, Nami Mun and Stuart Dybek will give readings. And don't miss a local mystery author...
| Sep 12, 2012
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