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Flirting with depression: The problem with suicide hotlines

The suicide of Robin Williams is one of those permeating cultural events that's more than just the loss of a performer who meant so many things to so many generations. The nostalgic older folks remember his "nanu nanus," the Gen X'ers "O! Captain," Millennials his fire boobs. Show More Summary

Kimbra's 'The Golden Echo'

(out of four) Kimbra is still best known for appearing on Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," so maybe it's fitting that the singer's sophomore album "The Golden Echo" recalls many artists that everyone knows. Stylistically all over...Show More Summary

Noir City Goes Global At The Music Box

Grab your trench coat and fedora and get ready for the sixth Chicago edition of this series devoted to the cinema of shadows, fatalism, femme fatales and violence. [ more › ]

Blackhawks Single Game Tickets Now On Sale

Blackhawks fans have had a couple months to study the 2014-15 regular season schedule. All that cramming has led to this. [ more › ]

Morning Box Score: Arrieta Strong For Cubs; Gillaspie Slam Lifts Sox

The Cubs have a keeper in Jake Arrieta while Jake Petricka seems to have the intangible qualities for a White Sox closer—guts and the ability to get out of trouble. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: On The Surface

The haze may have cut the Air & Water Show short but that shouldn't keep you from seizing today and making it your own. [ more › ]

What The Hell Happened This Weekend? 10 Stories You Might Have Missed

CTA bed bugs, the latest from Ferguson, MO, and eight more stories you may have missed this weekend. [ more › ]

Rail watching 2.0

While Metra commuters file onto their usual trains at Ogilvie Transportation Center, Fred Van Dorpe frantically weaves from one platform to the next with a hand-held video camera strapped to his palm. In a matter of minutes, the 20-year-old...Show More Summary

Deliquent debt number 'stunning'

The credit card Chris Mezyk received before college was meant to pay for food and getting around. But it didn't stop there. "It quickly turned into the bar tab card, which turned into the 'I've got to find a way to get to work and IShow More Summary

Militarized police departments cause concerns

The images last week of standoffs in Ferguson, Mo., look like something out of a war zone, with police officers using Humvees, tear gas and M4 rifles against protests sparked by the shooting of an unarmed teen in the St. Louis suburb.The...Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Jackie Robinson West Lose, But Aren't Eliminated

Local Little League sensations Jackie Robinson West lost in just four innings, but aren't yet eliminated from the Little League World Series. [ more › ]

Chicagoist Weekend Theatre: Chicago Breakdown

Take a look at the sights and sounds of 1976 Chicago thanks to 'Chicago Breakdown,' via the Chicago Film Archives. [ more › ]

Stephanie Izard Recreates Classic 'Flashdance' Scene For ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Girl and The Goat's Stephanie Izard has, like many others, famous or not, participated in the ALS bucket challenge. [ more › ]

Kickstart A Bucket Boys Documentary

Local filmmakers Jarrell and Jerome Lucas are drumming up support for their forthcoming documentary Bucket, about Chicago’s “Bucket Boys,” the teen street performers whose bucket and drumstick sounds are synonymous with the rhythm of the city. [ more › ]

First “Con”tact: Wizard World Chicago 2014 Preview

Wizard World Chicago ComicCon is rolling into town and the line-up is pure nerdvana. [ more › ]

Around Town: More From The Chicago Air And Water Show

        Shots from the Chicago Air And Water Show are featured in today's 'Around Town' gallery. [ more › ]

Ferguson, Day 8: Tear Gas Deployed, Shots Fired As Protestors Defy Curfew

  Seven protesters were arrested in Ferguson, MO, early Sunday morning for defying the curfew put in place by Gov. Jay Nixon as protests over the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown entered their eighth day. [ more › ]

In Every Moment: Scott Strazzante's "Shooting From the Hip" at Gage Gallery

     'Shooting from the Hip,' on view now at Roosevelt University's Gage Gallery, is an exhibition of photos by Scott Strazzante, the award-winning Chicago Tribune photojournalist. The complexity of each photograph, and the show as a whole, is all-encompassing. [ more › ]

Morning Box Score: Straily Stumbles In Cubs Debut; Sox Slip To Blue Jays

Dan Straily stumbled in his Cubs debut, and the Sox gave one up to the Blue Jays. Here's your morning box score. [ more › ]

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