In this month’s letters: antisocial justification, the F-bomb, solar investment, a relieved mother, a magnet school, and more Web sites
The Joffrey has a new man in town—and not even The Nutcracker is safe.
Cook County GOP officials turn to the Web for help against their rivals
A conversation with Bill Clinton biographer Carol Felsenthal
Features Best New Restaurants By Dennis Ray Wheaton and Jeff Ruby Twenty-one restaurants, countless thrills. Several of this year’s top new spots bend rules and influences; others give classic genres much-needed shots of adrenaline. Either way, all 21 of them loom large in a booming restaurant landscape where it’s getting harder and harder to do … Read more
From Sundance favorite to box-office flop, what the fate of John Cusack’s Grace Is Gone says about us
How the race for president would be different if the Democrats had followed the GOP’s lead
They all moved here for one reason: Chicago is the place young playwrights come to get a break.
Bright spots on the month’s cultural radar
You may know that The Closer, when he’s not Closing, reviews restaurants. People constantly ask him, “Man, how do I do that?” His answer: Eat like a maniac, and write like you mean it. Oh, and make sure you’re in the right place at the right time.