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Windy City Happening: Jennifer Hudson and Turn It Up for Change (PHOTOS)

Windy City Happening: Jennifer Hudson and Turn It Up for Change (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin  01.21.2015
Hudson was thrilled to meet her impersonators and happily took selfies with attendees all the while enjoying the dance party that wrapped...

Green Tie Ball XXIII (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin  09.26.2014
One of Chicago's most celebrated charity events, Green Tie Ball, returned last week with a glamorous theme, 'The Great Green Gatsby,' honoring...

Windy City Happening: Dillo Day 2014 at Northwestern (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin  06. 9.2014
Northwestern University's Mayfest organization hosted its 42nd annual Dillo Day along the shores of Lake Michigan last week to an estimated...

Windy City Sights: Memorial Day Weekend 2014 (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin  05.27.2014
Blue skies, sunny days, and the perfect grilling weather greeted us Chicagoans this past weekend for Memorial Day (remember, it's not just...

Windy City Style: The Fifth Avenue Man (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin  02. 5.2014
Men, take note. You have yet another shopping outlet down Michigan Avenue housed in the remodeled sixth and seventh floors of the Saks...
Distinctive Bronzeville Building Once Facing Demolition Has Big Plans

Distinctive Bronzeville Building Once Facing Demolition Has Big Plans

  12.18.2013
Though the century-plus Forum in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood has sat practically vacant for decades it appears to be on the verge...
LOOK: Poet, Graffiti Artist Partner For Hauntingly Beautiful Mural

LOOK: Poet, Graffiti Artist Partner For Hauntingly Beautiful Mural

  12.15.2013
"There is one thing the richest man can never purchase: yesterday." Thus begins the stirring poem written by Chicago poet Malcolm London...

Windy City Happening: Redmoon Theater's Boneshaker 2013 (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin  12. 3.2013
With November over, I take a look back at my favorite event this month -- Redmoon Theater's spectacular Boneshaker bash celebrating both...
19 Of Our Favorite Chicago Artists, Bloggers, Chefs & More Give Thanks

19 Of Our Favorite Chicago Artists, Bloggers, Chefs & More Give Thanks

  11.27.2013
Ah, yes, it is that time of year again. The time to get together with friends and family and reflect anew on our lives and eat more turkey,...
'Wild Chicago' Arrives On DVD For The First Time

'Wild Chicago' Arrives On DVD For The First Time

  11.22.2013
It's been nearly 25 years since WTTW's "Wild Chicago" first hit the air waves -- and a decade since it left -- and now fans of the popular,...
Chicago Food Film Fest Launches Wednesday -- With Ramen Burgers

Chicago Food Film Fest Launches Wednesday -- With Ramen Burgers

  11.20.2013
Story by Emily Morris, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: CHICAGO — For those who wish they could gobble up the fictional smorgasbords seen in...
LOOK: Pink Plays Sold-Out Gig At United Center

LOOK: Pink Plays Sold-Out Gig At United Center

  11. 6.2013
Pop star Pink hit Chicago Tuesday night for a sold-out show at United Center, playing to a packed house of fans who also just happened...
Take A Look Inside One Of Chicago's Creepiest Museums

Take A Look Inside One Of Chicago's Creepiest Museums

Joseph Erbentraut  10.28.2013
Did you know Chicago is home to the only museum specifically dedicated to medical surgery in North America? And that that museum is housed...
Windy City Happening: Art Institute of Chicago Masked Ball (PHOTOS)

Windy City Happening: Art Institute of Chicago Masked Ball (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin  10.25.2013
Surrealist artist Rene Magritte's paintings came to life in Chicago as the The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrated...