The Real O’Neals, an ABC comedy loosely based on the sex columnist’s youth in Chicago, starts its second season October 11.
In 2009, Chicago filmmaker Margaret Byrne landed in rural Bertie County, North Carolina, to shoot a movie about a school for at-risk youth. She fell in love with the community, where, she says, “everybody is family.” The school closed, so Byrne focused on three students, following them for six years. The result is her new … Read more
Acid-tongued blogger Luvvie Ajayi brings her wit to the page in her debut book.
Amanda Seligman’s new book Chicago’s Block Clubs: How Neighbors Shape the City uncovers the history of these little-studied groups. Here’s what we learned.
Every Kind of Wanting is about three couples who have a “community baby” through gestational surrogacy.
For our new rankings of the Chicago area’s public elementary and high schools, we plunged deeper into the data than ever before, using smarter, fairer, and more reliable new ways of measuring performance—and got some surprising results.
Looking for prose, comedy, theater, or poetry? Here’s what to see at the city’s newest bookworm bash.
Cover star Manny (@manny_the_frenchie) is not the only Chicago creature to take social media by storm. Here, eight others who have attracted a following.
Have fun with your buddy at these pet-friendly affairs—including a peanut-butter-licking contest (yes, really).
Best dog parks, plus where to train your dog on the sly, grab a beer with your cat, and even rent a fish