Members of our Chicago faith community and beyond are coming together using the global platform of Lent. Right actions can produce right people. We will come together with those who can and pray for those who cannot.
Two tickets to the ballet and a fine dining experience sounds like a great night in a Frommer's guide or penciled in your rich aunt's pocket calendar, but let's face it: Sounds a little stuffy and expensive, doesn't it?
American Wee-Pie gives hope for those who aim for a second act in their lives. Life is too short, and sometimes the safe, socially acceptable path isn't the right one. Sometimes we need sprinkles and surprise.
Sita Ram retold the sacred Hindu love story, Ramayana, through song, dance, drama, fashion and design by talent from around the world all on one stage.
Among the numerous excellent shows opening this weekend I saw several that were truly outstanding. At The Mission, Jeroen Nelemans, a somewhat recent transplant from Holland to Chicago, is presenting, fresh, intelligent, proud work.
2013 has defied the ancient Mayan calendar... the world is still here! To celebrate the end of the mighty year of 2012, I hit the Chicago streets for a few choice hot spots.
The theatrical year in Chicago has ended in full gallop with two highly anticipated shows receiving full-scale, top-notch productions, playing through the new year.
I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Cori McFadden, star of VH1's House of Consignment, to talk about shopping for the holidays and getting through another Chicago winter staying as stylish as possible.
When Jon Robin Baitz's searing family drama Other Desert Cities premiered at Lincoln Center in January 2011, it took the town by storm. I had the chance to speak with Tracy Michelle Arnold of the Goodman Theatre's production.
The historic Pulaski Park Field House played host to hundreds of DIY and indie-craft vendors for this year's holiday fair that attracted creative and fashionable crowds. Stylish craft-seekers strayed from the norm and displayed their personal style with bravado.
In conjunction with World AIDS Day, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago held its annual World of Chocolate gala benefit in Chicago. The evening of charity and decadence boasted creations from chocolate grilled cheese to chocolate-infused tea.
The procession of fashionable guests down the Burberry Chicago beige carpet (in lieu of red) last week to herald the grand opening of its Michigan Avenue store featured many looks sporting the iconic Burberry trench coat and monochromatic color palettes.
It was an honor to sit at the same table as this world-famous photographer who has pioneered street style photography. As self-taught photographer and businessman, Scott Schuman has helped bring down the level of elitism found in the fashion world.
Have you heard about the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame? It's a little well-kept secret that is starting to get out.
In the fantastically macabre Failure: A Love Story, playwright Philip Dawkins manages to find the quirky, heartwarming delight in the unavoidable.
Former taxi driver Will Kern dipped into his experiences to pen Hellcab in the early '90s. Now, in an ambitious 20th anniversary production, Hellcab's showing us that its wheels are still very much on fire.