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Good medicine

After serving up a grim dose of Macbeth as its season opener, Lyric Opera’s offering The Elixir of Love.

News & Politics / Columns & Opinion

Growing for Good with Green Thumb

Cruel Consequences: Encouraging communities to replace the negative stereotyped images of marijuana criminalization

Arts & Culture

“City on Fire: Chicago 1871”

The Chicago History Museum’s newest exhibition explores what happened before, during, and after the devastating fire.


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Wife of a Spy

Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa beautifully and methodically renders the story of a married couple plunged into uncertainty in the days leading up to World War II.

City Life

Falling into fall

It’s officially autumn, but the weather is nice enough to enjoy outdoor events along with indoor happenings. And for those who prefer to kick back at home, digital offerings are also still going strong. Here are a few suggestions to ring out the last week of the month. Fri 9/24: Fall temperatures bring us back […]

City Life Continued

Bridgeport needs a bookstore

Bridgeport is finally getting a bookstore. At the moment, neighborhood residents like myself have to travel to Pilsen or Hyde Park to get our fix. But a month or two from now, we’ll be able to walk into a store on Halsted stocked with some 60,000 hardcovers and paperbacks, on every subject imaginable. I can’t […]

September glory

We gave you a lot of ideas to keep in mind for fall activities as part of our Fall Arts Preview this week, but here are a few more events and exhibitions to consider checking out this weekend and beyond.  Fri 9/17: Music festivals continue to bring rockin’ sights and sounds to Chicago’s streets, including […]