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Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

Their utterly delightful, spectacles and all, Marian/Galatea was Amy Conn. The show is worth it for her alone. But for much else as well.

Black Children and Adults Face Family Barriers

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

A measure of the society's meritocracy is the extent to which advantage and disadvantage are passed from parents to children.

Mark Kirk and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Summer

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

Mark Kirk hasn't had a single good thing to point to, but he has had a whole lot of "D'oh!" come his way, and largely of his own doing.

CPS Planned Secret Job-Fair

NBC Chicago | Steve Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It turns out the rumors were true: CPS recruiters were planning to hold a "secret" job fair for invited guests only....

Mayoral Control of Schools: The New Tyranny

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Bracey

School boards are fractious and try to micromanage. They are amateurs and prisoners of deeply rooted school bureaucracies. But do mayors do better?

Vieux Farka Toure on The Interview Show (VIDEO)

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Bazer

Guitarist Vieux Farka Toure, son of Malian music legend Ali Farka Toure, stopped by The Interview Show at The Hideout while on tour to promote his new CD, Fondo.

Honduras... The Big Backstory

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The White House denounced the action in Honduras as "illegal." But that call requires Washington to cut off all but humanitarian aid and could jeopardize the big Soto Cano base outside Tegucigalpa.

Chicago Native Helps Homeless Dogs, Victims Of The Recession

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Harnett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Kara Severson knows that victims of foreclosure come in all breeds. Breeds of dog, that is. Severson volunteers at a no-kill animal shelter in Chicago...

Get To Know The Gyro

New York Times | David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

SHOUTING over the hiss and screech of an assembly line, Chris Tomaras described the feat of food engineering that made him rich. "The trick," he yell...

A City Approves of Lesbians in Love

Jennifer Vanasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jennifer Vanasco

And we ARE in love - we are wildly, crazily, insanely in love, though it's been more than nine months since we started dating.

A Second City Warning to Obama

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael L. Millenson

The fact that Second City comics in the heart of Chicago are successfully playing to GOP-fueled fears of rationing should raise a bright red warning flag at the White House.

Four Steps to Save Publishing, by the Unpublished

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The collective naval-gazing of reporters and publishers far exceeds the outcry when free downloads upended the music industry and streaming video tanked television ratings, because when a crisis hits the writers it's what we write about.

From Tallest to Most Efficient

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

The owners of the Sears Tower have announced plans to upgrade the building for sustainability, which will make it the tallest building in the western hemisphere to undergo such an overhaul to date.

The 10 Most Heavily Discounted Housing Markets

US News and World Report | Luke Mullins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the historic real estate bust continues to gut home prices throughout the country, property owners everywhere are scrambling to attract buyers. For...

Sigourney Weaver And Cast Of Prayers For Bobby Offer Hope To LGBT Youth

Jason Mannino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Mannino

Service comes in many forms. In my article last week I discussed how positive images in television are serving LGBT youth. As Pride month comes to c...

Seeing Stars in Chicago, Just For Laughs

Sean L. McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sean L. McCarthy

Robert Smigel still enjoys sticking his hand into a dog puppet and insulting famous people, particularly now that famous people are on Twitter. Such as Oprah. Yes. He pooped on Oprah.

Chicago Moves To Legalize Surfing Despite No Ocean

TIME | Steven Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Windy City is one of America's sports meccas: home to the Bears and the Bulls, the Sox and the Cubs, and, Chicagoans are only recently willing to ...

Men II Boys: A Documentary For Young Men of Color

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Cooper

Men II Boys is a new film that featuring interviews from BET journalist Jeff Johnson, Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Baltimore Ravens Tight End, Daniel Wilcox.

Health Care and Poverty - A Vicious Cycle

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

When children's teeth ache from cavities, when their vision is too blurred to see the chalkboard, it is no wonder that their school performance is poor and their behavior is aggressive.

Culture Zohn: Pianissimo from Renzo Piano: The New Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Patricia Zohn

2009-06-11-799_northfacade400.jpg New York, LA, San Francisco, Houston, eat your hearts out: Renzo Piano has saved his best US work so far for Chicago.

Odd News

Jeff Dorchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Dorchen

Odd News and a new play: watch the preparatory video for Strauss at Midnight by Jeff Dorchen.

Commerce Secretary Locke: Rail Can Revive Auto Industry

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan J. Demas

Linking up with rail makes perfect sense for a contracting industry, at a time when environmental and economic factors make expanding public transit a necessity.

Nate Berkus, Design Expert Featured on Oprah, on The Interview Show [VIDEO]

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mark Bazer

The home-design expert featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, stopped by The Interview Show, to discuss his career, his design philosophy and what the show can do to improve its set.

Tom Glavine and the Fate of the Aging Athlete

Michael Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Shapiro

Glavine, so great and so much in demand for so long, now finds himself at the mercy of men whose interests are not his own.

Chicago South Side Shooting: Police Say 5 People Wounded

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Authorities say five people have been wounded in a drive-by shooting in Chicago's South Side neighborhood. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry ...