Despite the politics of strategic partnership, the U.S. and China sometimes seem to inhabit two different planets. In the new comedy Chinglish, Tony-Award-winning Chinese-American playwright David Henry Hwang shares a story of absurd cultural misunderstanding between these nations.
Chicago little notes nor long remembers--if it's aware at all--when the Mayor appoints a new commissioner of Department X, Y or Z. A handful of important posts--say, the commissioners of Finance, Police and Fire--may receive a lot of scrutiny but rarely any of the others.
Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company has won the 2011 Tony Award for Excellence in Regional Theatre, making it the fifth Chicago Off-Loop troupe to win the coveted award.The announcement was made Tuesday morning (May 3) in New York City by the American Theatre Wing and the League of American Theat
One of the pioneers of Chicago Off-Loop Theater, costume designer Patricia Hart, died at dawn Sunday morning (April 10) after a two-year on-and-off battle with brain cancer. She was 64.Hart was born in St.
Cambodian-Americans in Chicago are determined to keep their art and culture alive in this new country. What makes their dedication so fierce is that a genocide nearly succeeded in wiping out all of the artists.Several men sit on a mat in a computer lab at the Cambodian Association of Illinois.
If confronted with an "it's me or the dog" ultimatum, it looks like about 1 in 7 Americans would go with Fido.At least that's what a national survey done for the Associated Press and Petside.com indicates.When asked "just hypothetically, if you had to choose between a spouse or significant other, an
Don Kirshner, who brought rock 'n' roll to those of us in "the sticks" with his Rock Concert series in the early '70s, has died.According to the Associated Press: "a business associate says ... Kirshner has died of heart failure at a Florida hospital at age 76."