world taxidermy championships: meet the barking, swimming, flying dead

Christopher Borrelli

the world taxidermy championships, a super bowl for handy people obsessed with bringing the dead back to some semblance of life, happened earlier this month. it has been held every other year since 1983, and attracts about 1,000 taxidermists fro

2017-05-26 07:00:00  

david lynch: even now, in a tv golden age, too hip for the room?

Michael Phillips

warning: spoilers ahead. i will say this about "twin peaks: the return," now that its insanely uneven first four episodes have been dissected and recapped by many, and ignored or kneecapped by everyone else. the showtime reboot of the

2017-05-25 01:34:00  

david lynch: even now, in a tv golden age, too hip for the room?

Michael Phillips

warning: spoilers ahead. i will say this about "twin peaks: the return," now that its insanely uneven first four episodes have been dissected and recapped by many, and ignored or kneecapped by everyone else. the showtime reboot of the

2017-05-25 01:34:00  

summer theater guide 2017: our list of 30 shows

Kerry Reid

summer in chicago focuses on outdoor fun, whether it's at music festivals, street fairs, ballgames or beaches. but chicago's red-hot theater scene also has plenty of option. here are 30 shows for summer, from the big hits to family shows to, yes

2017-05-25 12:44:00  

summer theater guide 2017: our list of 30 shows

Kerry Reid

summer in chicago focuses on outdoor fun, whether it's at music festivals, street fairs, ballgames or beaches. but chicago's red-hot theater scene also has plenty of option. here are 30 shows for summer, from the big hits to family shows to, yes

2017-05-25 12:44:00  

the bodeans in 12 songs

Allison Stewart

early on in the 34 years the bodeans have been alive, it became evident that singer-guitarist kurt neumann wrote the catchier songs. sam llanas, the band's former co-frontman, contributed the angsty, 3 a.m. songs; neumann's tended to be accessib

2017-05-25 11:57:00  

the bodeans in 12 songs

Allison Stewart

early on in the 34 years the bodeans have been alive, it became evident that singer-guitarist kurt neumann wrote the catchier songs. sam llanas, the band's former co-frontman, contributed the angsty, 3 a.m. songs; neumann's tended to be accessib

2017-05-25 11:57:00  

things to do in chicago this weekend: michael kiwanuka, neil diamond, pilsen’s mole de mayo festival and more

Chicago Tribune staff

chicago tribune critics and editors help you pick the best things to do in chicago this weekend.

2017-05-25 11:31:00  

things to do in chicago this weekend: michael kiwanuka, neil diamond, pilsen’s mole de mayo festival and more

Chicago Tribune staff

chicago tribune critics and editors help you pick the best things to do in chicago this weekend.

2017-05-25 11:31:00  

cso principal oboe alex klein is denied tenure

John von Rhein

alex klein, who was hired as principal oboe of the chicago symphony orchestra first in 1995 and again in 2016, has been denied tenure.  it is unclear as yet when klein’s final cso performances will be, although it’s expected that ongoing negotia

2017-05-25 09:43:00  

cso principal oboe alex klein is denied tenure

John von Rhein

alex klein, who was hired as principal oboe of the chicago symphony orchestra first in 1995 and again in 2016, has been denied tenure.  it is unclear as yet when klein’s final cso performances will be, although it’s expected that ongoing negotia

2017-05-25 09:43:00  

novelist timothy zahn is the man who saved 'star wars,' according to fans

Christopher Borrelli

timothy zahn, who is 65 and bald and carries an ever-so-slight air of social anxiety, is nobody's image of a superstar. and yet as he sat behind table no. 26 and waited for fans, he did not wait long. the doors to the convention hall at mccormic

2017-05-24 06:45:00  

novelist timothy zahn is the man who saved 'star wars,' according to fans

Christopher Borrelli

timothy zahn, who is 65 and bald and carries an ever-so-slight air of social anxiety, is nobody's image of a superstar. and yet as he sat behind table no. 26 and waited for fans, he did not wait long. the doors to the convention hall at mccormic

2017-05-24 06:45:00  

understanding the agonies of manchester, our fellow second city

Chris Jones

manchester — whose big lancashire heart was broken into pieces monday night — is england's second city. it's not the second-biggest city in terms of population: birmingham, in the midlands, is larger. but then los angeles sprawls more than chica

2017-05-24 04:17:00  

understanding the agonies of manchester, our fellow second city

Chris Jones

manchester — whose big lancashire heart was broken into pieces monday night — is england's second city. it's not the second-biggest city in terms of population: birmingham, in the midlands, is larger. but then los angeles sprawls more than chica

2017-05-24 04:17:00  

a 'star wars' virgin tells all

Morgan Greene

last week, i met with a friend and i told him my secret. "i'm going to watch the first 'star wars' movie for the first time," i said. "oh, so you're going to watch 'four'?" he replied. "no, the first." "right,

2017-05-24 01:05:00  

a 'star wars' virgin tells all

Morgan Greene

last week, i met with a friend and i told him my secret. "i'm going to watch the first 'star wars' movie for the first time," i said. "oh, so you're going to watch 'four'?" he replied. "no, the first." "right,

2017-05-24 01:05:00  

the weeknd showed the power of music at allstate arena amid heightened security

Althea Legaspi

safety was a prevalent concern outside the weeknd's concert at allstate arena on tuesday. after the deadly attack at ariana grande's concert monday in manchester, england, extra precautions were taken at tuesday's show. a heavy police presence m

2017-05-24 12:03:00  

the weeknd showed the power of music at allstate arena amid heightened security

Althea Legaspi

safety was a prevalent concern outside the weeknd's concert at allstate arena on tuesday. after the deadly attack at ariana grande's concert monday in manchester, england, extra precautions were taken at tuesday's show. a heavy police presence m

2017-05-24 12:03:00  

abc's chemistry-lacking 'dirty dancing' has two left feet

Bethonie Butler

you will not have the time of your life watching abc's "dirty dancing" musical. it is neither good nor deliciously bad. it is a banal three-hour time-suck that manages to feel both rushed and drawn out. "dirty dancing" was a

2017-05-24 11:45:00  

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