While hustling to build its Jeanne Gang-designed dream house, the North Shore theater born in a bookshop put on a brilliant season.
Akbar Ahmed’s new book exposes a subtlety and complexity that ought to matter more.
For the first time in 27 years there’s been an escape from the jail in the South Loop
Barry Susman critiques Leak; Max Holland responds
To understand what Mayor Emanuel’s doing to libraries, see what Jerry Krause did to the Bulls
A Chicago teacher heads to Africa on the NYT’s dime, the Maxwell Street market moves again, and more.