On Saturday, the Viaduct Theatre hosts the Windy City Story Slam, a live storytelling competition hosted by Chicago writer Bill Hillman and Irvine Welsh, the author of many books, including the international hit Trainspotting.
Now's your chance to become that teen superstar you've always dreamed of! Second City is opening a teen company; auditions are June 1 and 2 for those 13 to 17, though it seems as though you would have had to be a go-getter and sign up for those already....
More than 50,000 Mexican men, women and children have been killed in drug war related violence since December of 2006, including many members of the Mexican media. Director Bernardo Ruiz followed employees of the weekly paper Zeta as they grappled with the violence.
An area along the South Branch of the Chicago River has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.The National Park Service added the area near Cermak Road earlier this month. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced the addition on Thursday.
Lucy Worsley investigates domestic history with humor and panache, both in her day job as Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces and the host of the BBC4 series Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency.