AND FOR HIS NEXT ACT…: In March, Rick Bayless steps into a new role, playing the romantic lead in a dramatic production that includes a three-course meal, plus dancing and daring feats by acrobats and contortionists. Which raises the question: Why would one of the nation’s foremost chefs risk his name on such a public tightrope?
Learn about his first chef job, what genre of books he likes to read, why there was backlash over one of his TV ads, and more
BRAND-NEW YOU: Twenty sure-fire ways to rout the seasonal blahs
Chicago style goes front and center in the fashion world, as 140 items by Norman Norell, drawn from the collection of local socialite Beverly Dowis Blettner, go up for auction.
The reality-show winner and Design Shoppe owner does a local kitchen art deco-style for tomorrow night’s episode of HGTV’s “Great Rooms.”
“RED,” a play about Mark Rothko by former Chicagoan Josh Logan, opens tonight at the Goodman. Here’s where you can see Rothko’s paintings in person in Chicago and throughout the Midwest.
LET THEM EAT CARPACCIO: On the back of Mia Francesca, the modest Italian restaurant in Lake View, Harris has built a dining empire now on the brink of expanding to both coasts.
DePaul professor Rachel Shteir, an expert of cultural phenomena, looks at the five-finger discount
Today is Shakespeare’s birthday, and lots of people will be talking in iambic pentameter to celebrate. But if the play’s the thing for you, check out Alan Bennett’s play at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the basis of the movie “The Madness of King George.”
Want to join the ranks of Chicago’s amateur beekeepers? Start with a beekeeping class. Then buying your own bees. Then get the right equipment… and think one step ahead of the bees.