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Actor Brian Dennehy on 'The Iceman Cometh'
Apr. 18, 2012
Dennehy is in town to co-star with Nathan Lane in
The Iceman Cometh
at the Goodman.
A trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Apr. 17, 2012
There are, I understand, plenty of reasons NOT to care about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But after attending an induction ceremony there this past weekend, I can't remember what they are.
A night at the opera, Hideout style
Apr. 12, 2012
Dickie, the general director of the Chicago Opera Theater, is charming, passionate and funny. I don't like to think too much about the fact that this is his last season here.
Jon Langford performs 'Millionaire'
Apr. 10, 2012
was, in the planning, the show where nothing seemed to go right. The date had to be changed. Two guests had to cancel or postpone at the last minute.
Reader reporter on politics, angering Daley
Apr. 4, 2012
Chicago Reader political reporter Mick Dumke gives his view on politics, race, power and when former Mayor Daley expressed his desire to shove a gun up in his...
The great biopic roles of Ashton Kutcher
Apr. 3, 2012
Actor Ashton Kutcher will play the role of Steve Jobs in a new film. Imagine if biopic casting of these other iconic heroes had been different — and more Kutcheresque.
Former Cubs outfielder Doug Glanville on what it's like to be a player
Mar. 28, 2012
OK, the Final Four is coming up, the Bulls are great, Tim Tebow and the New Orleans Saints are keeping the NFL in the news.
A (fictional) message from Ravinia's programming director
Mar. 22, 2012
Now that we're apparently in the middle of the summer, I'm in a Ravinia mood. This is an oldie (and the video quality isn't great) . . . but here's a look at the upcoming Ravinia schedule, from a Schadenfreude Rent Party a few years ago.
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