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Despite an Excellent Norma Desmond, a Dreary <i>Sunset</i> at Drury Lane

Despite an Excellent Norma Desmond, a Dreary Sunset at Drury Lane

02.11.2013
Sunset Boulevard at Drury Lane Theatre just didn't go far enough for me -- and I think Osetek and company could have gone for the grotesque...
Locals Taking Action Against Gender-Based Violence Worldwide

Locals Taking Action Against Gender-Based Violence Worldwide

02.11.2013
Chicagoans on Thursday will join activists throughout the world in marking the 15th anniversary of V-Day with One Billion Rising, an international...
Shedd Reports Whale Of A Figure With Attendance Numbers

Shedd Reports Whale Of A Figure With Attendance Numbers

02. 1.2013
If Shedd Aquarium's 2012 attendance figures are any indication, baby belugas, sea otters, jellies, penguins are other sea life are quite...
Mercury Theater's <i>A Grand Night for Singing</i> Is 'Something Wonderful'

Mercury Theater's A Grand Night for Singing Is 'Something Wonderful'

01.29.2013
It's a very rare thing to come across a show that embraces its simplicity with virtually zero pretense. A Grand Night for Singing at Mercury...
Psalm One Talks Oprah, Hot Dogs & 'Child Support'

Psalm One Talks Oprah, Hot Dogs & 'Child Support'

Joe Erbentraut  01.24.2013
For Chicago rapper Psalm One, a.k.a. Cristalle Bowen, 2013 has already gotten off to a smashing start. Last year saw the release of "Child...
Previously Unknown Sandburg Poem Surfaces In U Of I Archives

Previously Unknown Sandburg Poem Surfaces In U Of I Archives

01.20.2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A poem by the late writer Carl Sandburg that appears to have been previously unknown has turned up in the archives...
Muti To Miss CSO Concerts

Muti To Miss CSO Concerts

01.10.2013
CHICAGO — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra says music director Riccardo Muti (MOOT' ee) will miss three concerts and a student engagement...
Big Dipper, Queer Rapper, Releases Raunchy Debut EP

Big Dipper, Queer Rapper, Releases Raunchy Debut EP

01. 8.2013
Chicago-based queer rapper Big Dipper is ready for the big leagues -- and maybe, just maybe his big break. On Tuesday, Big Dipper, a HuffPost...
New Year's Eve in the Windy City (PHOTOS)

New Year's Eve in the Windy City (PHOTOS)

01. 7.2013
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...
'Book Of Mormon' Run Extended

'Book Of Mormon' Run Extended

01. 3.2013
The Chicago run of the satirical Tony-winning Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon" has been a big hit since it opened last month -- so...
PHOTOS: Best Indie Concerts Of 2012

PHOTOS: Best Indie Concerts Of 2012

12.31.2012
With 2012 nearing its conclusion, HuffPost Chicago reached out to some of city's most prolific trendsetters and thought leaders in style,...
PHOTOS: Best Chicago Art Of The Year

PHOTOS: Best Chicago Art Of The Year

12.30.2012
With 2012 nearing its conclusion, HuffPost Chicago reached out to some of city's most prolific trendsetters and thought leaders in style,...
Best Local Theater Of 2012

Best Local Theater Of 2012

12.29.2012
With 2012 nearing its conclusion, HuffPost Chicago reached out to some of city's most prolific trendsetters and thought leaders in style,...