Web Extra! Slideshow
The ShowPlace Icon Theatre opened last week in the South Loop, inside of the Roosevelt Collection development at 150 W. Roosevelt. Moviegoers packed the theater for its debut, taking in skyline views in the VIP room and later munching free popcorn. Read More...
Lookingglass takes on a classic Greek myth
In a single act, Lookingglass Theater Company’s new production of “Icarus” burns through a primer’s worth of classical mythology, from the crowning of King Aegeus to the fall of the show’s title character, fleshed out with the raw and ingenious physicality of its six-person cast.
An interview with RFK Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. said the “false choice” between environmental regulation and economic prosperity has hindered action on climate change for too long. Supporting one includes the other and America’s prosperity will require capitalizing on that connection, he insisted. Read More...
Doc film explores the politics of the heartland
The Gene Siskel Film Center returns to the heartland of America this month with a special week-long encore of “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” Created by Chicago-based filmmakers Joe Winston and Laura Cohen, the documentary examines the changing politics of the Sunflower State. Read More...
The Kids' Table introduces youngsters to making their own food
Activities for Kids
Even toddlers learn to make a tasty mint pea soup at the kids' cooking school in Bucktown that tax attorney Elena Marre gave up her law practice to open. Read More...
Meet Lofty Deeds, a broken-down country star
It seems that when God appears to a washed-up cowboy, He takes the form not of a burning bush but of a Tumbleweed. In "All the Fame of Lofty Deeds," House Theater's latest production, this Tumbleweed (Corri Feuerstein) blows unbidden onto the desert property of one Lofty Deeds (Nathan Allen), a broken-down former country star, and forces him to reexamine his life as a singing cowboy. Read More...
Chickpea does everything right
into Chickpea on Chicago Ave. and you can tell - from the Coca-Cola
mural in Arabic to the lacquered, brightly patterned tables - this is
not typical mom-and-pop Mediterranean. Read More...
Why we like to get scared
The "Saw" horror movie series solidified its position in the record
books by grossing more than $14 million on a recent weekend, according
to the film Web site Box Office Mojo, as moviegoers flocked to theaters
to see the sixth installment of serial killer Jigsaw’s exploits. Read More...
Three spots to hit before winter blows in
The cold air may have blown in early this year — did it ever leave? — but surely fall will have one or two more warm days in it. And when those happen, take time to indulge one last time in some cold comfort. Read More...
Sue's Korean vegan buffet can't be beat
At 7 p.m. on a recent Thursday, the only customer at Dragonlady Lounge
was reading a book by the window. It was the first really cold evening
of autumn, and rain slashed the streets outside. But by 8 p.m., the
place was hopping with hungry diners. They came to see bartender Sue,
and they came for the kimchi. Read More...