Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
This lady in red ain’t sexy. She’s scared stiff. Her troubled blue eyes dart sideways as trench-coated men loom behind her in a chilly, subterranean subway. Her right hand curves protectively around her belly.
Last year was a traumatic year in food. Cantaloupe made people sick. Charlie Trotter decided to close his restaurant. Even Mario Batali lost weight. I believe I'm beginning to make a separation in my mind between what tastes good, what is good and what becomes not so good when you have it to…
Two legendary and inspiring patrons of the arts --- Former Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley and Grand Rapids' Frederik Meijer --- passed away last week and while we mourn them, we also celebrate the rich legacies they left behind. They were visionaries and pragmatists who made big dreams come true.
Welcome to our special Thanksgiving Day edition enewser in which all you have to do today is eat well, make plans to shop, (possibly) cook, (maybe) drive somewhere and have fun! Shore Motoring Columnist Jim Jackson's idea of fun is driving Mr. Santa Claus in a red 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee in…
Don't miss the exciting Dec/Jan issue of Shore magazine full of big ideas and personalities including Herman Miller's Eames Lounge Chair; Three Oaks Journeyman Distillery's Bill Welter; Grand Rapids' George Aquino; Hammond Transformers Karen Maravilla and Raymundo Garcia; Die-Hard Cubs Fan C…
Members of the Northwest Indiana Concert Association boast a track record that would turn entertainment giant Live Nation pea-green.
Talk about small-scale concert promoters.
Jonathan Gesse's music blows you away. Not that the LaPorte native earns royalties. He's the soundtrack producer at Melrose Pyrotechnics in Kingsbury, Ind., one of the nation's top fireworks firms. The low-key Gesse, 32, compiles those ear-popping scores for eye-popping sky shows at Taste of…
Picture this: An art gallery popping up overnight, a showcase of paintings, photos, sculptures, pottery and objets d'art.
The Crosstown Classic is a rite of summer. As the Sox and Cubs square off at home, their major-league rivalry explodes likes Bill Veeck's scoreboard.
Jonathan Gesse's music blows you away.
Chicago's No. 1 tourist attraction is ready to welcome the ultimate tourist-trap restaurant.
GARY | The city of Gary is going another round in the movie biz.
When Roxy overeats, she goes whole hog.
The 28th Chicago Blues Festival opens today and runs through Sunday in Grant Park. The four stages are extra-light on headliners (Lonnie Brooks, Shemekia Copeland) and heavy on local faves (guitarist Carl Weathersby, boogie-woogie mama Katherine Davis, harp master Billy Branch). Factor in ta…
A slab of steak. A killer cheeseburger. Chicken wings that sting the lips and numb the tongue. Nothing separates a cast-iron gut from a frail tum-tum like a food challenge.
Back in 1971, a Delmark Records shipping clerk asked his boss to sign his favorite act, Hound Dog Taylor. When Bob Koester declined, the upstart struck out on his own.
If you missed Oprah's teary May 25 finale, the talk-show queen has posted the entire transcript of the last "Oprah Winfrey Show" online at her website ( http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/The-Oprah-Winfrey-Show-Finale_1/1).
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