"My Kind of Town," the fine new play by John Conroy with the titular nod to Frank Sinatra, begins with a faux promotional video about the beauties of Chicago, circa 1990. Narrated by the Tribune's Rick Kogan, it's a shot-from-the-air celebration of the city's natural beauties, glamorous night life and friendly, unpretentious people. From there, we are led directly down, down into the basement of Area 2 police headquarters, where confessions are extracted with the help of an electronic device.
About half of the Los Angeles Times staff say they’ll quit if the Koch brothers buy the paper. It’s a different story at the Chicago Tribune, according to veteran columnist Rick Kogan. “Frankly, I can’t see anybody in these perilous... Read Post
By Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune There is wonder in the work of sculptor John Kearney, and that wonder — in the form of large-scale metal sculptures that dot the Chicago area — gives joy to any who pass by the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, ... Read Post