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Today's Weather: Killer Parties

Today is coffee weather. Strong coffee. [ more › ]

Creative Writing: Chicago Film Shows More Than Words in a Writing Class

22 hours agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

"What can go wrong? It's just a writing class." That's the tagline of the trailer for Creative Writing, a new film by Chicagoan Seth McClellan. His 70-minute film opens today at the Gene Siskel Film Center. The film is an...

It's Vodou—Not Voodoo—At The Field Museum

Turns out we've not only been spelling vodou wrong all these years, we've been getting the practice wrong, as well. [ more › ]

Amazing Grace: A Musical with an Everlasting Message

22 hours agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

I went into Amazing Grace completely blind as to its purpose and detailed moments of the plot line, which was okay with me. I had no expectations or preconceived notions of its plot line. The mystery that shrouded the...

Pencil This In: Become A Mad Scientist Of Chocolate

Learn about the science of chocolate while eating it. [ more › ]

Giordano Dance Opens Fall Season With Ray Leeper Premiere

22 hours agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Photo by Gorman Cook. Giordano Dance Chicago returns to the stage October 24 as the company tackles old favorites and a new piece by award-winning choreographer, Ray Leeper. "Ray's connection with GDC began many years ago when my father, company...

Around Town: Party

  We can't wait for tonight's party and found some festive photos to get us and you in the mood. [ more › ]

"How Do You Do?" Find out at 20x2 Chicago Oct. 25

22 hours agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Gapers Block is proud to present 20x2 Chicago, a live event where 20 people are asked the same question and given two minutes each to answer in whichever way they choose. The results may take any form, from spoken word...

Chicagoist's Cider(s) Of The Month: Spain's Ciders

Spain's ciders are a little different than the ciders you may be familiar with. [ more › ]

Porchlight Stages Rousing Version of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd

22 hours agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Photo by Brandon Dahlquist. Does anyone ever return from the netherworld not seeking murderous revenge against those who condemned them? The legend of the revenge of The Demon Barber of Fleet Street was introduced in a penny dreadful novel in...

Chicago International Film Festival: Final Thoughts and Films

As the book closes on Chicago International Film Festival's 50th edition, here are some suggestions for improvement for next year. [ more › ]

The Second City & Hubbard Street Dance's Collaboration is a Stunning Success

22 hours agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

The first collaboration between Hubbard Street Dance and The Second City started with one small phone call, but it grew into a giant success with The Art of Falling. The roughly two-hour show is full of laugh-out-loud moments, strategic...

Today's Weather: Having A Party

It's a perfect day to come inside, drink some beer and play some video games. [ more › ]

Chicago Mammals to Stage All Girl Edgar Allan Poe

22 hours agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

The Chicago Mammals is staging its third All Girl Project, opening Friday, Oct. 17 with All Girl Edgar Allan Poe, a festival of one-acts inspired by Poe's works interpreted in movement, music, poetry, dance and monologue. The first two...

Extra Extra: Federal Hiring Monitor Appointed To IDOT

Dealing a blow to Gov. Pat Quinn, a federal judge appointed a monitor to oversee hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation, which has been beset by hiring scandals. [ more › ]

The Best Places For Bespoke Fashion In Chicago

Here's where to go when you want to dress to impress. [ more › ]

A Newbie’s Guide to French Cheese

All you need to know welcome French fromage into your life. [ more › ]

Dave McKinney, Sun-Times Springfield Bureau Chief, Resigns

McKinney wrote one of the most eloquent "take this job and shove it" letters you'll ever read. [ more › ]

Wednesday Afternoon Diversion: Dachshund's Creek

What happens when four friends—who are dachshunds—living in the small fictional seaside town called Capeside, Massachusetts in the latter half of their freshman year come of age together? We're sure it's going to be an emotional rollercoaster. [ more › ]

Archbishop Cupich To Live In Holy Name Cathedral Rectory

It's a refreshing display of humility for the future leader of Chicago's Catholic Church. [ more › ]

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