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Is Rudy Giuliani too urban to be president?
Darrell Cannon, who claims he was tortured by Area Two police under Jon Burge, seeks to add Mayor Daley and former mayor Jane Byrne as defendants in his torture suit.
Uffie, Feadz, Bunny Rabbit, Black Cracker, and a cat that plays piano.
Cheddarvision: another arresting use for that webcam.
A peek behind the restaurant scene, courtesy of Crain’s.
Pianist Keith Jarrett makes a rare solo appearance Saturday night at Symphony Center.
Despite his stated intentions, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. hasn’t provided much money to aldermanic candidates–except his wife.
“Why shouldn’t education finally join medicine, agriculture, and technology in embracing evidence as the basis for practice?”
Cups Coffee & Tea rises from the revamp of the Kedzie Brown Line station.
Gentle humor for readers and writers — and a reason to read and work with the best.
I spent only an afternoon in East Germany before the Berlin Wall fell, but the fearful silence in public places left a lingering impression. The reasons behind it are explored by writer-director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck in his accomplished first feature, about the Stasi, the country’s secret police, which had a staff of over 90,000, […]
Inspired by the infamous septet of sins, this lame revue of obvious sketches and DOA punch lines dares little and accomplishes less. It starts with an interesting premise: God and the Devil invent the seven sins, then God fatally takes the seventh day off during Creation. And the show ends with a merry chorus, ‘We […]
The copyright page of Evan Mandery’s first novel, Dreaming of Gwen Stefani (Ig Publishing), lists the following Library of Congress categories: 1. College dropouts. 2. Cookery (Frankfurters). 3. Stefani, Gwen, 1969. To which could reasonably be added: 4. Life, the meaning of. The college dropout and dreamer of Gwen Stefani is Mortimer Taylor Coleridge, an […]
A World War II historical footnote provides the plot for Jeffrey Sweet’s new play: black Wacs trained as medical technicians protest their white commanding officer’s racism when he assigns them only menial chores. The story contains few real surprises, but it makes for a sturdy if occasionally heavy-handed docudrama. Andrea J. Dymond’s staging is brisk, […]