Here's the thing:‚ if it doesn't have a name, it's not really a decade.‚ Still, it's reasonable to reflect on the best shows of the past 10 years.‚ What follows is far from definitive on that subject, but these are certainly the most memorable shows.‚ How do I know?
The‚ city of Chicago's started demolishing the structures Walter Gropius helped build at Michael Reese Hospital campus. Gropius, of course, is the famed founder of the Bauhaus. The Friend Convalescent Home, pictured before and after, is the first of the buildings to hit the dirt.
This week is Teen Reading Week. Yes, teens still read. Or at least people write with that in mind. There are several Chicago authors making waves in the Young Adult genre.‚ One is Chicago Public Radio friend and contributor Claire Zulkey, author of YA novel "An Off Year."
So the big noise on Broadway this fall is a little two-character piece originally directed by Chicago Dramatists artistic director Russ Tutterow from a script by Keith Huff, one of the troupe's resident playwrights. Those two names aren't, of course, the reason for the big noise.
We were going to play softball tonight against the Reader but they had to bail because of the Printers Ball. At first, I thought this "Printers Ball" might be an offshoot of the Players Ball, for those pimps with good penmanship.
Just days after one of Chicago's most beloved heroes falls from glory, a newcomer captures the hearts of Windy City denizens. Johnny Depp was back in town last night for the world premiere of the John Dillinger pic, Public Enemies.