Aaron Sorkin rewrites Chicago history to help beat Trump.
Aaron Sorkin’s new drama shows what happens when it’s time to fight and “the whole world is watching.”
Writers Theatre’s Vietgone brings the war home to Glencoe.
A preview of four talks this weekend
The Puerto Rican nationalist comes home to Humboldt Park after 35 years in federal prison.
Newly discovered notes from an aide to Richard Nixon prove the former president connived with South Vietnam to win the 1968 presidential election.
A monstrous revival and a collaboration between Writers Theatre and Second City are among this week’s theater and performance best bets.
Vincent Gaughan posed a public danger one morning when he was 28. But the police response was far different from Jason Van Dyke’s.
“We’ve got to find a way to let Negroes get what most white folks already have,” Lyndon Johnson told his speechwriter in 1965.
On drones and chivalry
James Fallows’s January/February cover story on the American military could be a little more thoughtful.
J.R. Jones counts down his favorite films of 2014. Today at number six: Last Days in Vietnam.
America keeps losing wars—without effect.
National pundits are coming to the startling realization that the city doesn’t love Rahm Emanuel like they do.
The deal to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban kingpins involves far more than an either/or choice.