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To Darryl Holliday, comics journalism descends from cave paintings: Cave of El Castillo. And then Lascaux. And then "The Illustrated Press: Chicago." Cave paintings are "nonfiction visualizations of what was really happening in those people's lives at...
Tribune reporterA Chicago man was arrested after police were called to a Pilsen home Saturday evening for a domestic disturbance and discovered several weapons, including three assault rifles and a machine pistol with a silencer. Jeremy Lydon, 43, of the 2100 block...
Ludwig van Beethoven was forever pushing boundaries, and the annual Chicago festival that bears the composer's name continues to do the same, even more so than in the past. “Beethoven Festival: LOVE 2013,” as the third edition is titled,...
"America's Got Talent" will do this week what the National Radio Hall of Fame couldn't last November: It will get legendary shock jock Howard Stern to come to the Chicago area. Stern — who was inducted into the Chicago-based Hall of Fame but...
EL Ideas has been playing to full houses since it opened in July 2011. That would be a nice achievement for any operation, but given the quirky experience chef and owner Phillip Foss offers, it's positively miraculous. Dinners cost $145, prepaid, tip...
Tags: Restaurants, Caviar, Pecans, EL Ideas, Phil Vettel
RedEyeIf the last time you visited Pilsen was for brunch at Nightwood or a hangover-curing bowl of menudo at Nuevo Leon, it's time to return. This lineup starts on 18th Street and covers a bit more than a mile of ground on the way over to Halsted; hop the #18...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Vegan Diet, Arts, Coconut, Chocolate Bars
The combination of opera and mariachi is not as unlikely as one might think. Both art forms, in the view of Lyric Opera General Director Anthony Freud, tell human stories about love and loss, family and country. Beyond that, said Freud, "mariachi is a...
For RedEyeA wave of new Mexican restaurants opening over the past two months has us wondering whether there's something in the water. Tequila, maybe? We enlisted a team of taco-and-guac obsessives to fill up and report back on three new entries and got the...
Tags: Tacos, Restaurants, Saveur, Steaks, Foods and Beverages
Nothing like the exuberant dazzle of mariachi to explode operatic stereotypes. The shouts and cheers that went up from the sold-out audience Sunday afternoon at the Civic Opera House said it all. What was billed as the world's first mariachi opera...
Before Michael Quattlebaum was going glamazon in the pages of Vogue, being christened the most exciting thing in the downtown party scene by The New York Times, before he was boasting about being Jay-Z's natural-born legatee in song — which is to...
A year or so ago, not long before chef Ryan McCaskey opened Acadia in the South Loop, he began thinking about what his soon-to-be restaurant might serve at brunch. A lifelong Deadhead, he was traveling around the country, following what remains of the...
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