Writers Theatre's 'The Niceties' wages an intellectual war over history
A student and professor battle over history and power in "The Niceties," a searing 2018 college drama by Eleanor Burgess in a brilliant Chicago-area premiere at Writers Theatre in Glencoe.
Restaurant review: Crystal Lake's Triple Berry Cafe tempts with breakfast treatsThe new Triple Berry Cafe in Crystal Lake is turning newbies into regulars with crepes, egg dishes and breakfast dishes that prove both substantial and satisfying.
Movie review: 'Charlie's Angels' semi-reboot has moments, but doesn't rise to expectationsElizabeth Banks and Kristen Stewart delight in "Charlie's Angels," but this semi-reboot of the TV and movie series offers nothing new and little in the way of chemistry between its leads.
Despite female push, Garth Brooks bests Carrie Underwood at CMAsThe Country Music Association Awards almost fully honored and highlighted the women of country music -- whose songs have been heavily dismissed on country radio over the years -- until two words were uttered when they named its entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks.
Movie review: 'The Warrior Queen of Jhansi' can't rise above clumsy script"The Warrior Queen of Jhansi" shares a historical and beautifully shot tale of rebellion hampered by choppy pacing and clumsy dialogue.
Movie review: 'The Report' offers dry take on CIA's 'enhanced interrogation' programImpeccably cast with Adam Driver and Annette Bening, "The Report" tells an important but dry story about the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's 2014 report on the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation and torture program.
Matt Damon, Christian Bale steer engrossing, fast-paced 'Ford v Ferrari'Matt Damon and Christian Bale star as rebels battling bureaucracy in "Ford v Ferrari," an infectious, high-octane tale of the 1966 Le Mans showdown between the car giants.
Dining out: Buffalo Creek brewing up Pumpkin Pie AleOn the suburban dining scene: Buffalo Creek Brewing released its limited Pumpkin Pie Ale this week, Arlington Heights' Osteria Trulli intros new dishes Friday, and Mon Ami Gabi has added a special vegan and vegetarian menu.
John Legend is People's Sexiest Man Alive and no one is having more fun than Chrissy Teigen"The sexiest man alive just made me a sandwich," the model wrote after the world learned that her singer-husband had earned People magazine's annual honor.
5 events for $5 (or less): Santa and fireworks in Deer ParkDeer Park Town Center celebrates Santa's Arrival & Fireworks, the Kenneth C. Griffin Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago hosts an Illinois Free Day and poet Kevin Coval reads his work at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: My 'Bronx Tale'Chazz Palminteri appears live at the Arcada Theatre this Sunday at 3 p.m. performing his one-man-play that started it all, "A Bronx Tale." His 1993 motion picture of the same name became my all-time favorite film as it touched me in such a familiar, "old-school" way.