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Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...
Time once again for my annual exercise in humiliation, as I try to predict the star recipients in the 2013 Michelin Chicago Guide, which hits bookstores Wednesday. This is the third year that Michelin has published a Chicago guide, and if there's one...
Tags: Schwa, Blackbird, Michelin Group, Sepia, Avenues
“The Dark Knight Rises” has already been a blessing for Pittsburgh and Newark, N.J., two non-traditional film locations that replaced Chicago as Gotham City in the third Christopher Nolan-directed Batman film. The superhero movie, in...
The first rule of business — any business — is this: Do what you do well. And what Chicago does well is drink. Oh, there are other things to be sure (architecture! comedy! baseball!), but in this city, booze is as much a business as it is...
Tags: Restaurants, The Second City, Cinnamon, The Aviary, Grant Achatz
RedEyeAfter filming NBC’s “The Playboy Club” and Starz’ “Boss” in Chicago over the summer, Troy Garity misses the city. “I’m going through total Chicago withdrawal at the moment,” Garity, who also filmed...
Special to the TribuneThere's a vintage house in Old Town with a fascinating link to the Chicago Fire. It went up just after that 1871 blaze, and like numerous other Old Town homes was built from a kit of construction materials and lumber. Some of the lumber was burned wood...
Feb 23, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Nov 8, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Jul 18, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Mar 11, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Dec 1, 2011 |Story| RedEye
May 29, 2009 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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