Restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff made news recently by announcing he purchased the old Maxim’s space on Goethe Street from the City of Chicago. Sodikoff said he plans to restore the restaurant to its glory days of the '60s and '70s when it reigned supreme in Chicago’s culinary landscape.
David Misch discusses his new book Funny: The Book — Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Comedy. From ancient Tricksters to Modern Family, Mr. Misch looks at what comedy is, where it comes from and where it's going (oddly enough, Philadelphia).
Keith Koeneman discusses his new book, First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley, which chronicles the complex and often contradictory life of an American political legend. Through more than 100 interviews, he tells an up-close, insider story of political triumph and personal evolution, highlighting Daley’s achievements and mistakes.