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Watch Amy Schumer Rap With Talib Kweli At Constellation

Talib Kweli joined Amy Schumer on stage at Constellation last night to perform a vintage Kanye West classic "Get 'Em High." [ more › ]

Is It Time for an Artisanal College Movement?

In recent decades, as we have come to feel increasingly distant from the sources of our food and of much else, there has grown a desire to know where our products come from, to see the hands that made them, to understand how they came to be. Show More Summary

Papalo, the mysterious herb on your cemita

There aren't many ingredients you would associate with exactly one restaurant—helium with Alinea, I guess, and if I were to mention the Mexican herb-slash-weed papalo, Porophyllum ruderale, you might say "Isn't that the thing they put on the sandwiches at Cemitas Puebla in the summer?" Yes it is, when they can get it at all (more on that in a minute).…

Happy 90th Birthday To The Uptown Theater

click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge 90 years ago today, the Uptown Theater opened its doors to the public. Today, it sits in suspended animation, no longer open to the public, but with hope of a revival lurking just around...Show More Summary

What's Up With The Uptown? Chicago Tribune Takes A Look

If you didn't have a chance to read the Tribune's article last weekend about the revitalization of Oakland's Fox Theater and its effect on the surrounding community, and comparing it with our own Uptown Theater, you should definitely take the time. Show More Summary

ATC's Youth Ensemble Dramatizes North Carolina Massacre with 2015 Resonance

4 weeks agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Casey Edwards and Guadalupe Bollas. Photo courtesy ATC. A political massacre that took place 36 years ago in another state is being dramatized with power and feeling by a cast of 11 Chicago high school students at the American Theater...

Kickstarter Campaign for The Wabash Lights: Public Art Installation

last monthUnited States / Chicago : A/C

The Wabash Lights has gone live with their Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a public art installation below the "L" on Wabash Avenue. By transforming the elevated tracks from Lake to Van Buren into an interactive and public display...

Documentary Peeks Inside Ash's Magic Shop

last monthUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Freelance writer and documentarian (and past GB contributor) Brian Gersten takes you inside Ash's Magic Shop, one of the few remaining magic shops in the city, in his new documentary The Amazing Mr. Ash....

Heart of Americanness

2 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

By Tore Rasmussen Steien I was headed for Nebraska. Now, there's a sentence you don't want to have to say too often if you can possibly help it. —Bill Bryson "Good to hear. I assume it will take us about...

Music Box Theatre Celebrates Decline of Western Civilization

2 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

To commemorate the upcoming box set release of The Decline of Western Civilization and The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years, the Music Box Theatre is showing both films back to back on Saturday, June 27. Director Penelope...

Urban Sketchers Chicago Plan Seminar for On-Location Sketching

3 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

UrbanSketchers Chicago from Kordt Larsen on Vimeo. Urban sketchers? They're not graffiti artists or pavement chalkers. Urban Sketchers Chicago will hold their second annual Sketching Seminar dedicated to the art of on-location sketching July 11 and 12. Professional instructors...

Win RedEye Blackhawks swag

We're doing something a little special for the Blackhawks' trip to the Stanley Cup Final. We've created four commemorative covers, which you'll see distributed around in our RedEye honor boxes Wednesday morning. You can collect all of them, but keep in mind that each box will only have only two of the four covers. Show More Summary

Is 'Chelsea Dagger' a good song?

There's a reason why stadiums blast Van Halen's "Jump" and AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" instead of Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" or Seal's "Kiss From a Rose." When we're watching sports, we want music that's fun, energetic and easily digestible. Show More Summary

Maxwell Colette Gallery to Show Work of Dutch Graffiti Artist DOES

3 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

"Rendez-Vous" by DOES. The work of DOES, a renowned Dutch graffiti artist, will be on exhibit from June 13 through July 31 at the Maxwell-Colette Gallery in Noble Square. The exhibit, titled Transition, will feature recent mixed media paintings on...

Constitution Rock

Social studies teachers at Chicago's Darwin Elementary School probably had a blast last month preparing their seventh and eighth-grade students for the state-mandated constitution test. Let's face it. In this town, test prep material...Show More Summary

Mariah Carey would 'absolutely not' return to 'American Idol' for final season

Mariah Carey slammed her run on "American Idol" yet again. The glitzy "Infinity" singer had no kind words for Fox's once-mighty singing competition, which she co-judged in Season 12 with Randy Jackson, rapper Nicki Minaj and countryShow More Summary

Amy Schumer Jazzes Up Constellation

3 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

By Stuart Ross Jazz and comedy are old friends. Fred Armisen has made some of his best jokes sitting at a piano. "The Cosby Show" brought Dizzy Gillespie and B.B. King into our living rooms. In the '50s, when jazz...

'San Andreas' star Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson officiates at longtime fan's wedding

Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson has been on a promotional roll on the days leading up to the release of his flick "San Andreas," in which everything is rocking and rolling.  He even married a longtime fan for the betterment of the movie. More...Show More Summary

6 Things Billy Corgan Doesn't Like

In a small "secret room" on the 25th floor of the Virgin Hotel in Chicago, rock icons Marilyn Manson and Billy Corgan sat before an audience of a few dozen fans and journalists on Monday for a press conference "town hall-style chat",...Show More Summary

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