As Grant Achatz prepares to return to the roots of his trade with Next's first incarnation, molecular gastronomy is under attack. Not everyone enjoys it, but maybe that's not even the point.
Posted March 30, 2011, at 4:13 p.m.
Weinstein, er, Steinglass, that is, Weinglass for the Defense: the "workhorse" of the Chicago Seven's team, and later an attorney for Angela Davis, Daniel Ellsburg, and Amy Carter, passes away.
Posted March 29, 2011, at 2:48 p.m.
Beer snobs are worried that Goose Island's sale to the massive booze borg will mean the disappearance of craft. As a design snob, I'm more concerned about what the bottles will look like.
Posted March 29, 2011, at 2:22 p.m.
Canis latrans remains a fascination as sightings and rescues continue in the city. After years of unsuccessfully trying to rid ourselves of coyotes, we're learning to live with them, and them with us.
Posted March 29, 2011, at 12:43 p.m.
The Queen of Media was social media before Facebook ever existed, giving us permission to be our authentic selves before we had even realized we weren't being either authentic or ourselves. But as her show ends after 27 years, we have to ask: will we ever know who Oprah Winfrey is?
Posted March 29, 2011, at 10:59 a.m.
The Belgium-based beer giant took over the beloved Chicago beer institution today. Lots of people are skeptical that it spells the end of a local company that balanced quality and quantity, but there's reason to hope. And if that doesn't work out, there are plenty of other craft bottles in the cooler.
Posted March 28, 2011, at 6:32 p.m.
While the Wisconsin collective-bargaining bill winds its way through the courts, Indiana Democrats return from Urbana to their state after having won substantial concessions from the state GOP.
Posted March 28, 2011, at 5:11 p.m.
If you look at where fantasy baseball managers are drafting Cubs players, the wisdom of the crowds suggests they're in for a rough year. But it's not all bad news: the zeitgeist is pretty high on youngsters Starlin Castro, Geovany Soto, and Carlos Marmol.
Posted March 28, 2011, at 3:18 p.m.
Our neighbors to the north remain embroiled in political controversy, and after a couple months it's just starting to get strange: FOIA fun, false-flag operations, and the aptly named Randy Hopper
Posted March 25, 2011, at 3:31 p.m.
A giant model of the Mississippi, in which Chicago plays a resonant role; an essay on infantile anorexia, or what happens when you are born without hunger; and more.
Posted March 25, 2011, at 10:59 a.m.