RICHARD ROEPER: The intense drama set in a dying corner of the Rust Belt may be Bale’s best work to date.
I really try not to repeat myself, but Christmas is coming and I want to remind you about “The Read Aloud Handbook” by Jim Trelease, and some holiday classics. The most important skill that we can give a child today is the ability to read. …
Kirk Muspratt, conductor and music director of the Northwest Indiana Symphony, answers questions in advance of the Holiday Pops! concert.
Bob Craig’s arts column features the winners of the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation awards.
When fan-based website Yelp declared Chicago the winner in the great American brunch war, it got Sun-Times Media thinking: What exactly makes for a winning, mid-morning to afternoon meal?
In a city teeming with Zagat-rated brunch spots and celebrity chefs the answers came easy.
Here is a look at music events. Suggestions include Friday Night DJ at Blue Chip Casino’s It’s Vegas Baby! in Michigan City.
Sarah Morris, known for her cinematic studies of cities including Miami and Beijing, depicts Chicago with images of systems, signs and surfaces.
Here is a look at things to do. Suggestions include St. Mary of the Lake Church’s Snowflake Bazaar in Gary.
It wasn’t even called MTV when Alan Hunter was asked to be on a new music channel. For the current Evanston resident, the show business opportunity was a walk in the park, literally.
“Simple connectivity, being in the right place at the right time. Central …
“Medora,” co-directed by the editor of Found magazine, follows the high school basketball season in a struggling Indiana town.
Kelly Clarkson, Trace Adkins and Erasure are among the acts bringing good cheer with new Christmas music.
“I thought, ‘If I’m going to put in all of these hours, why not work for myself?’” says Dick Portillo, who at 74 recently celebrated his company’s 50th anniversary. Today he employs more than 4,000 people in four states — Illinois, Indiana, Arizona and California — and that $1,100 investment turned out to be the best chance he ever took.
Christmastime in Chicago is truly a magical time. Take, for example, the splendiferous tree in Daley Plaza. This is the 100th year Chicago has had an official city Christmas tree. And like the first official city tree, it was donated. Nearly 29,000 lights and 300 …
As the mother of a boy, I have always wondered who taught him to make “vroom” noises when he first picked up a little toy car. Somehow, he knew just what to do with the tiny model. Trains go “chug chug,” too. Is there anything …
Bob Craig’s arts column includes “The Santaland Diaries” and “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!” at the Chicago Street Theatre and Memorial Opera House’s presentation of “Little Women.”