| Dec 17, 2012
| 1:57 PM
Remember rock radio? James VanOsdol sure as hell does. The former DJ and writer of the new book "We appreciate your enthusiasm", which chronicles the history of Chicago's Q101, which left the airwaves in 2011.
Ernest: Excited about the book! Burning...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 2:07 PM
We spoke with three actors in the Chicago company of “The Book of Mormon,” now at the Bank of America Theatre. James Vincent Meredith as Mafala Hatimbi
James Vincent Meredith is the ranking Chicagoan in the cast, a longtime Chicago stage...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 5:41 AM
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word:
You may pronounce it "in-VEE-guhl" or...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Tumblr Thursday has been coming to you in the paper for awhile now, so it seemed like about time that this list make its way to the Internet, for your convenience, of course. Some of these are a little old hat now, but they're all important to remember....
| Dec 15, 2012
| 1:27 PM
"Be careful what you wish for."
In the canons of good advice, this suggestion is right up there with "follow the yellow brick road," "Use the Force, Luke," and "Never start a trip without clean underwear."
America's poet laureate, Eminem, even wrote a...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 5:39 AM
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: CANT The earliest sense of the protean word cant that the...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:22 PM
New Years is known as a time for lists: Best things of the year, worst things of the year, resolutions, hopes for the new year. A look back, taking measure of the present, a look forward. Entertainment reporting also is......
| Mar 25, 2012
| 4:34 PM
"What's wrong with you people? You're all so cynical. You don't smile, you smirk." — Megan
Through all the years, through all the Peggy Olson working-girl iterations and Betty Draper mood changes and Don Draper bed-mate changes, one thing about...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 6:28 AM
Guys, it’s election season — obvious, I know, right? But this is important when it comes to “The Voice” because tonight’s show was cut short because of the third and final presidential debate.
Now, this is a space free of...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 2:40 PM
The folks at Duffy's Tavern in Utica, Ill. (technically North Utica), predict an uptick in business this fall. The summer's brutal heat kept many cyclists off the Illinois & Michigan Canal path, but Duffy's, a popular watering hole within sight of the...
| Jun 13, 2012
Dubstep producer Flux Pavilion may reveal some uniquely British charm from time-to-time, like when he describes the part of his act that involves “jumping about, playing lots of fun, ridiculous music,” but his appeal is intercontinental....