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Even if the real estate market were in Armageddon mode, many real estate industry types could still be expected to give you an enthusiastic "yes!" if you asked them, "Is now a good time to sell my house?" But given the near-avalanche of somewhat...
Though Sunday brunch is a year-round option, warm and sunny weather is what brings out the crowds. I can attest to that, having spent most of the last 10 fairly miserable (weatherwise) weekends hitting one brunch after another; I don't think I found a...
About eight years ago, Sam Rea planned to take his father to see the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. He thought the trip would be an opportunity to honor his dad, but also a chance to bond and get answers to questions he'd always wanted...
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...
The almost-completed first phase of O'Hare International Airport's expansion had close calls that could have resulted in fatal airplane crashes, according to a Tribune investigation of incidents filed with the Federal Aviation Administration. As the...
Say you had a family secret. A juicy one. The kind that speaks volumes about families. And you wrote a book about it. But your family hates the book. Or, at the very least, potentially feels embarrassment from it. Would you still release that book?...
To appreciate Bread & Wine, the 16-month-old restaurant in the Irving Park neighborhood, it helps to be less literal and more observant. For instance, you might be surprised, as I was initially, to discover that the kitchen doesn't set out much bread....
Tags: Rhubarb, Phil Vettel, Breads, Dining and Drinking, Restaurants
More than a decade ago, vocalist Rodrick Dixon traveled to Lincoln Center in New York to sing a piece of music he couldn't get out of his head. He then decided he had to persuade someone to stage it in Chicago. This weekend, "Too Hot to Handel: The...
Tags: Artists, Music, Music Industry, Christmas, Gary Anderson
The past year was a momentous one for the widely admired Chicago guitarist Bobby Broom. His first album made up entirely of original compositions, "Upper West Side Story" (Origin Records), won richly deserved critical accolades and considerable airplay,...
What a year this has been for Chicago bassist-composer Matt Ulery. His breakthrough album, "By a Little Light" (Greenleaf Music), has been turning up on best-of-year lists, including NPR's and the Chicago Tribune's. He has taken this hauntingly...
The songs of Nick Drake get under your skin, insinuating their way into your consciousness through the gentle contours of their melody lines and the expressive urgency of their lyrics. And though Drake died in 1974, at age 26, with a slender...
Something funny happened on the way to Election Day 2012. In the final hours before the tally, when further argument was just noise, when there was nothing left but the waiting and the wishing and the muttering over Chicago's polling place confusion, a...
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