It's no joke: Women rule the Emmy comedy series category
When the winner of the best comedy series Emmy Award is announced Sunday, odds are good that a woman will be giving the acceptance speech.
Restaurants fete Jewish New Year with special Rosh Hashanah dinnersHappy New Year! For those who celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year holiday includes festive meals featuring sweet delicacies. Starting at sundown Sunday, Sept. 29, some suburban restaurants are hosting special dinners to celebrate.
Best bets: Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa at the Arcada; Shaun Latham does standup at ZaniesDweezil Zappa performs Frank Zappa's "Hot Rats" album in a 50th anniversary tribute tour at St. Charles' Arcada Theatre, author Richard Rosen discusses Chicago Bears history at Anderson's Bookshop and comedian Shaun Latham performs at Zanies.
Book review: Atwood's 'The Testaments' takes readers on a wild rideMargaret Atwood's "The Testaments," which begins 15 years after the "The Handmaid's Tale" leaves off, is a wild ride, taking readers beyond the walls of the fictional Gilead.
The 'Downton Abbey' cast wants to take you back to a more innocent time -- 2012Ah, Downton Abbey. We missed you so. Has it really been just four years since you left? Feels like ages. A lot has happened since then. Escapism, sweet escapism, may just be what the world needs now.
TimeLine's 'Oslo' a galvanizing examination of Middle East peacemakingTimeLine Theatre's Chicago-area premiere of the award-winning "Oslo" is a galvanizing, expertly acted homage to the pursuit of peace.
Author takes deep dive into creation of TV show 'Friends'Author Saul Austerlitz takes a deep dive into the creation of the TV show "Friends" and crafts a book that is not only enlightening for fans but also a textbook study of how television shows are created.
Emmy predictions: Amid newcomers, will 'Thrones' slay again?In the Way Too Much TV Era, it truly is an honor just to be nominated for an Emmy. "Game of Thrones," "Veep" and "When They See Us" look like front-runners to win Sunday, Sept. 22, but the outcome is anyone's guess.
Drury Lane ensemble emotionally elevates 'The Color Purple'Powerful performances help to elevate "The Color Purple" in its Drury Lane Theatre debut in Oakbrook Terrace. And that's despite the speedy aspects of the hit 2005 musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel.
Cooper's Hawk brings reserve room, rooftop dining to Downers GroveReady to wine down? Cooper's Hawk opens its 40th restaurant and winery Monday in Downers Grove.
'The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening': A first-class makeover for a classic gameIn recent years the Zelda franchise has seen a number of remakes. Arguably, no game in the series has benefited as much from a visual overhaul as the "The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening," which was originally released in 1993 on the Game Boy.
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