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In announcing its fall programming theme, “Animal: What Makes Us Human,” the Chicago Humanities Festival provides one answer to the question that, for want of a question mark, it doesn't quite pose. The desire and ability to stage an...
As a girl, Mollie Michala Lyman, created paper dolls with custom wardrobes, illustrated her own daily newspaper and drew with crayons on an iron radiator because she liked the way the colors melted in the heat. "Even as a child she was unconventional,"...
Greg Borzo believes, and rightly so, that much of our city's history "hides in plain sight." There is, for instance, the small building in the accompanying photo, Borzo standing near it. Sitting prominently at 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. in Hyde Park,...
On Sunday I arrived in Hyde Park straight from O'Hare airport for a matinee performance of "Proof," directed by Charles Newell and now extended through April 14. Less than 24 hours before, I'd seen a hot young TV star in a Broadway show. I'm not...
You may well think you have seen David Auburn's "Proof," the story of a single, 25-year-old Hyde Park woman grieving for the mathematically brilliant father who has left her bereft. The Broadway national tour came through Chicago. There was a very solid...
This is a busy theater weekend in Chicago. Playwright David Auburn's "Proof" comes home to Hyde Park after 13 years, and at the Goodman Theatre, William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" takes a trip, perhaps a strange trip, to 1970s New York, an era...
Tribune reporterRobert Shaw was a popular name with bank robbery suspects last week as the FBI cleared up two city heists with the charging of two different Chicago men with the same name. Robert Leslie Shaw, 55, was charged Tuesday with the Feb. 28 robbery of a...
Tags: Theft, FBI, Bank Robbery, Police Investigations, Michigan Avenue
We're about to begin a remarkably lively jazz weekend, even by Chicago standards. Among the highlights: The Engines: This enterprising ensemble has been offering a stylistically free-ranging music for nearly a decade, but this weekend's engagement...
Change of SubjectWednesday's print column Ronald Reagan's childhood home is demolished at 832 E. 57th Street in Chicago, April 2, 2013. The building sits at the corner of Maryland and 57th Street across from The Center for Care and Discovery - The......
Court Theatre, the longstanding Equity company in residence at the University of Chicago in Hyde Park, will stage the Chicago premiere of Katori Hall's Broadway play about Martin Luther King, Jr., "The Mountaintop," as part of its 2013-14 season, along...
Joe Herb McFarlane's legs shook as he awaited the first time he would be in the same room with the man charged with killing his 18-year-old daughter. Jim McPherson, 21, was arraigned on first-degree murder charges Tuesday in the Feb. 15 death of Janay...
Tags: Shootings, Englewood, Prosecution, Barack Obama
You can imagine the scene in thousands of family rooms: "Mom and Dad, I want to major in comedy." Silence. "Comedy? Not on our dime, you don't." To some parents, the notion of heading to Columbia College Chicago for a full-on degree program in matters...
Tags: University of Chicago, Tina Fey, Values, Del Close, Ethics
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