| Feb 14, 2013
Godiva Dark Chocolate martini: I'm a girly-girl who loves anything dessert-oriented, and this drink made me go ooooh without leaving a massive, sugar-induced headache. The Godiva Dark Chocolate martini ($11), a Valentine's Day special at Harry Caray's,...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 10:33 AM
We know "Divergent" — the futuristic sci-fi flick starring Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants") and directed by Neil Burger ("Limitless") — will begin filming entirely on location in Chicago and at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios on the West...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:23 AM
The sex lives of modern cities — Berlin in the 1920s, New York or San Francisco in the 1970s — tend to be characterized in terms of underground cabarets and over-the-top discos, of fast times fueled by carefree hedonism.
But the sex life...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Theater and concert performers baritone Troy Valjean Rucker and soprano Alika Hope will heading "Now Let Me Fly: A Black History Month Concert Benefiting ConnectiKids" Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the historic South Church, 277 Main St., Hartford.
| Feb 5, 2013
| 6:52 AM
"Shrek The Musical" is to be Chicago Shakespeare Theater's summer musical on Navy Pier, and Rachel Rockwell is to direct.
Summer shows on Navy Pier typically have abbreviated run times and a mix of daytime and evening performances. Run dates are July 13...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Let's pretend for a moment that you're raising your kids the way people did in the olden days, before traveling taekwondo clubs and chess club championships and daylong birthday parties at paintball shooting ranges.
In other words, let's pretend you'...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Chicago has gotten its bluegrass due with this year's Grammy nominations. Noam Pikelny and Greg Cahill — two players with strong local connections — are competing in the best bluegrass album category.
Pikelny, a Skokie native currently based...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Athletes turned out in force to support former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood and wife, Sarah, at the second annual Woody's Winter Warm-Up fundraiser at Harry Caray's Tavern at Navy Pier on Jan. 18. More than 400 patrons attended the event that benefits the Wood...
| Jun 10, 2013
In 2004, Credell "Cre" Walls was working at the Garfield Park Conservatory when he took a group of teens from Chicago's West Side to Peru to study tropical plants.
The students had never left the country before, and neither had he. But Walls, who was 29...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Strolling along the Lake Michigan beachfront. Gazing into each other’s eyes while coasting aboard the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier. Holding hands and tiptoeing to the glass edge of the Willis Tower’s Skydeck.
Is there a more romantic city...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Wrigley Field had it right from the start. An urban ballpark close to public transportation and holding around 40,000 people is the winning ticket. Wrigley may be battered but, as it approaches its centenary, it is still authentic.
So, with this real...