From a restless flock to budget deficits to a startling shortage of priests, the issues facing the Catholic Church in Chicago threaten aspects of its mission. How the church responds will determine its future shape—and how it in turn shapes the city.
Chicago is suddenly awash in places to feed a serious chocolate addiction. We find the best treats in town.
Since it opened in Lincoln Park eight years ago, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has struggled to raise money, draw crowds, and make itself known as more than the site of a stunning butterfly haven. Will it find its own way–or merge with the nearby zoo?
That sincere, in-the-same-room-with-you voice has proved to be seductive for the listeners of Ira Glass. This American Life, his true-stories show distributed by Public Radio International, recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. Next up are a screenplay and a TV series. Even with a move to New York coming soon, Glass took time out to talk about life, love, work, and how a bad relationship led to a creative breakthrough.
Julie Swieca is the only full-time female voice in Chicago sports radio. And she knows how to listen.
This June, after a turnaround so remarkable that it has become a business school case study, the Joffrey Ballet celebrates its 50th anniversary—and its 11th year in Chicago. Behind the revival are a few good men, a powerful women’s board, and an extraordinary company of dancers.
Former actors turned chefs Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh, otherwise known as the Hearty Boys, have been dishing it out to Chicagoans for almost ten years. Now, in near-frantic performances on their Food Network show, they are bringing macaroni and cheese on a stick to the wider world
At Architectural Artifacts, his huge store in Ravenswood, Stuart Grannen holds court in a kingdom of the beautiful, the rescued, and the reclaimed
A UIC doctor offers insights into a persistent problem for new moms.
Has a University of Chicago professor found a way to treat the baffling psychological disorder that is anorexia?