Pie Hole Pizza Joint, Uptown Edition's opening was indeed "really soon," like the sign promised. If we're reading our hashtags properly, Saturday night was the soft opening, taking advantage of the crowds attending a couple gay weekend events downtown. Show More Summary
Tonight: trying to be cute bc the abyss @ Co-Prosperity Sphere Kelly Reaves & Kate Arford: Creature Comforts @ Elastic Thorne Brandt: Drums @ Roots & Culture Tyrue "Slang" Jones: The Freedom of Art @ Gala Gallery Kathy Halper, Jason...
Fast & Furious 6 You'd figure that six films deep into a franchise, I'd have made up my mind whether I'm fully on board. But I think after having taken in Fast & Furious 6, I'm willing to say I'm...
The early to mid-90s marked a significant era for African-American comedians; from sold-out performances at comedy clubs across the country (including Chicago's now-defunct All Jokes Aside) to television appearances on shows like "Showtime at the Apollo" and the wildly...
The stakes of Game 5 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings on Saturday prompted a curious nugget of wisdom from Mike Babcock earlier in the day. "I don't know how they could be any more desperate or any more scared than we are," the Red Wings skipper said. Show More Summary
Plus, a cockatoo turns 80, Phil Jackson talks about the Bulls, and other stories. [ more › ]
A promising Whitney Young pitcher who got a bad chicken Caesar salad and Joplin tornado survivors offer very different scary examples of a growing problem: antibiotic-resistant bacteria plaguing our food. [ more › ]
Ceres' Table chef Giuseppe Scurato is serving a five-course menu dedicated to Sardinian recipes on Thursday, May 30. [ more › ]
Owner Eddie Carranza closed the theater over a liquor license dispute. [ more › ]
See an aerial dance performance this afternoon at Navy Pier. [ more › ]
Today's gallery is guaranteed to hoist you by your petards. [ more › ]
Jeppson's Malört is available in Wisconsin for the first time in 35 years. [ more › ]
Mole de Mayo, held today and tomorrow, celebrates the Mexican dish and includes lucha libre wrestlers. [ more › ]
John Danks earned a no-decision in his 2013 White Sox debut Friday Night at U.S. Cellular Field but, more importantly, looked sharp in his first start since undergoing shoulder surgery last year. [ more › ]
It's a cloudy, gloomy start to the Memorial Day weekend. [ more › ]
On April 18, I was at Johnny's IceHouse West, interviewing fans about their experience watching Blackhawks practice, when I saw two women in the bleachers in bright red jerseys. One was wearing Jonathan Toews, the other Corey Crawford. "Excuse me," I said. Show More Summary
It's not really warm enough to enjoy it, but today Chicago's beaches officially opened. [ more › ]
Usually we stick to posting "official" music videos, but we couldn't pass up this reader-submitted clip for the Violent Femmes' "Country Death Song." [ more › ]
But the embattled Logan Square music venue can still stay open and sell alcohol while Carranza appeals the decision. [ more › ]
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton and Gov. Pat Quinn are opposed to the bill. [ more › ]