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"We're inventing a Rome," said Jonathan Munby over lunch recently, "that looks and feels like contemporary Washington." Although he was born in Yorkshire, England, and bases his freelance career in London (with frequent forays to the Royal Shakespeare...
Passover begins at sundown Monday, and, as always, Chicago restaurants stand ready to assist. Here are some of the most interesting options; remember to order/reserve early. Bistronomic (840 W. Wabash Ave., 312-944-8400). Seasonal Passover three-course...
Let's pretend for a moment that you're raising your kids the way people did in the olden days, before traveling taekwondo clubs and chess club championships and daylong birthday parties at paintball shooting ranges. In other words, let's pretend you'...
C'mon — who doesn't love a good comeback story? Tony Karman gave us a great one when he launched Expo Chicago in September, a new and improved contemporary art fair that earned high marks for its visually sumptuous design, spacious exhibitor...
Tags: Merchandise Mart, Art Basel, Arts, Expo Chicago, Artists
Tribune reporterSeveral of the city's major cultural institutions announced plans Tuesday to join together this fall for a "citywide celebration of arts and culture." Dubbed “Expo Art Week,” the event is set to encompass museum and gallery exhibitions,...
RedEyeThe bar where Austin Harvey works goes through one keg of Chicago-based Virtue Red Streak cider each week. That might not sound like a lot, but consider Harvey's employer— Goose Island's Clybourn brewpub, where the cider holds its own between...
Godiva Dark Chocolate martini: I'm a girly-girl who loves anything dessert-oriented, and this drink made me go ooooh without leaving a massive, sugar-induced headache. The Godiva Dark Chocolate martini ($11), a Valentine's Day special at Harry Caray's,...
Adela Cepeda stepped adroitly along her path to become one of the city's most prominent Latina businesswomen. But she walked it on her own, rather than as part of the power couple she and her husband were once well on their way to becoming. Cepeda, an...
Chicago has gotten its bluegrass due with this year's Grammy nominations. Noam Pikelny and Greg Cahill — two players with strong local connections — are competing in the best bluegrass album category. Pikelny, a Skokie native currently based...
Tags: Earl Scruggs, Elections, Entertainment, Teachers, Politics
"Shrek The Musical" is to be Chicago Shakespeare Theater's summer musical on Navy Pier, and Rachel Rockwell is to direct. Summer shows on Navy Pier typically have abbreviated run times and a mix of daytime and evening performances. Run dates are July 13...
A sad comment on the cynicism around us is that some are scoffing at a beautiful idea: A giant Chicago City Hall-run casino at the James R. Thompson Center, the heart of state government, run by our political class. "We just want to build the thing,"...
Tags: Chicago City Hall, Dance, Sculpture, Entertainment, Lobbying
I have this problem. I made more New Year's Eve reservations than I can use. More than 100 of them, actually. Which is why, for the 12th straight year (and the 17th time in the past 19 years), I'll be giving them away to nimble-fingered readers who ask....
Tags: L2O, Entertainment, Steaks, Nightwood, RPM Italian
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