| Apr 27, 2013
| 12:51 PM
C2E2 -- the annual, gargantuan Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place -- opened Friday, and as usual for the first day of a major comic book convention, things started slow, geeks were still arriving, B-list celebrities just settling in,...
| May 1, 2013
In the political drama "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," Changez (Riz Ahmed) transitions from a financial hotshot in 2001 New York to a man suspected of being a terrorist in 2011 Lahore, Pakistan. Kate Hudson plays Erica, an artist who offers Changez a...
| May 2, 2013
The Wicker Park neighborhood has public basketball courts, a baseball diamond and has recently increased bike parking. But thus far, fans of bocce, a European lawn game, haven't had designated public courts on which to play.
That could change this...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 9:34 AM
Hebru Brantley's trip to Miami Beach for the high-profile Art Basel art show was winding down when the Chicago-based street artist and De La Salle Institute alum was told there was one more potential customer who wanted to meet him right before his flight...
| Apr 18, 2013
A year or so ago, not long before chef Ryan McCaskey opened Acadia in the South Loop, he began thinking about what his soon-to-be restaurant might serve at brunch. A lifelong Deadhead, he was traveling around the country, following what remains of the...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 10:59 AM
With a dozen brain-eating zombies standing in the way, it's clear that coming to Jewel was a bad idea. You can run away, but you still face a dilemma: Do you try to scavenge supplies at a nearby Walgreen's or a bar in Wicker Park?
Navigating the streets...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 12:09 PM
More than five years ago, in a colorful classroom at Michael Faraday Elementary School in a harsh area on Chicago's West Side, three women and their three dogs were helping a group of second--graders learn to read. They were volunteers for an organization...
| Apr 25, 2013
2013 W. Division St. 773-687-9620
Rating: !!!! (out of four) Already hot
Since opening about a month ago in the former Sabor Saveur space in Ukrainian Village, Takito Kitchen has tried to shine in an already taco-saturated neighborhood....
| Apr 15, 2013
| 9:56 AM
The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, CIMMfest No. 5, the annual four-day showcase celebrating the inseparable connection between music and movies, will feature international film premieres, live concerts, visually stunning DJ/VJ sets, lively...
| Apr 16, 2013
"Do you remember when it was 80 degrees in March last year?"
Yup, that might be the most common complaint muttered by coat-clad Chicagoans this spring.
Sure, summer didn't come early this year as it did last, but that hasn't stopped dozens of...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:59 AM
The message itself was simple: "I was so alone and then I got your package," it read. "Thank you so much. I love the books. Thank you and God bless." Yet there was something about the handwriting, a delicate and elegant script, that moved Megan Bernard to...
| Apr 4, 2013
You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using...