Better Makers: Kelsey Grammer, Rainn Wilson and Chris Rock Help Raise $1.3 Million at Steppenwolf 2018 Gala

Steppenwolf’s 2018 Gala Raises $1.3 Million for Young Adult Programing

Ensemble member and Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro addresses the ensemble members on stage (Photo by Kyle Flubacker.)

In celebration of 42 remarkable seasons of ensemble theater, nearly 700 guests gathered on May 12 to honor Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s world-renowned ensemble. With record-breaking attendance, the 2018 Gala raised more than $1.3 million for the theater’s pivotal programing in the arts and local community. Steppenwolf works with local Chicagoland schools and neighborhoods in providing their outreach

5 of Chicago’s Coolest Food Couples

Chicago restaurants: Danielle and Thai Dang of HaiSous and Cà Phê Dá

Danielle and Thai Dang, HaiSous and Cà Phê Dá (Photos by Todd Rosenberg.)

The restaurant business is grueling. Whether working front or back of the house, the job means hours on your feet and service with a smile in a high-energy, high-anxiety environment. Getting along with your fellow workers is a necessity, as the best staffs must work seamlessly as a team to achieve greatness in the kitchen

8 of the Best Books About War Everyone Should Read

8 of the Best Books About War

Looking for a new novel to start over Memorial Day weekend? Reading a book about war might sound like a depressing way to spend your precious leisure time, but war has always been an unfortunate part of the human experience. From Ancient Greece to Afghanistan, people have perished fighting for their country or their cause,

Maria Shriver Talks Fitness, Family and Her Quest to Cure Alzheimer’s

Maria Shriver

When Maria Shriver’s father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s (and later died from the disease in 2011), it set her on a course to support the search for a cure for the devastating disease. Her nonprofit, The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, addresses how Alzheimer’s is particularly brutal to women, who suffer from it at an alarming rate.

7 Recipes to Shake Up Your Memorial Day Barbecue

7 Recipes to Shake Up Your Memorial Day Barbecue

Memorial Day is almost here, and with it the unofficial kick-off to summer and, more importantly, grilling season. While burgers and hotdogs always hit the spot, why not surprise your friends and family with some more unexpected grilled specialties? These recipes will help you expand your barbecue horizons — from appetizers to desserts (yes, you

11 Must-See Summer Movies to Watch in 2018

11 Must-See Summer Movies

The start of summer marks the beginning of a new and exciting blockbuster summer movie season. From action films and comedies to musicals and thrillers, this summer’s lineup will give you plenty of opportunities to beat the heat by enjoying the thrill and chill of the theater. Life of the Party (Now Playing) The hilarious Melissa

Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries 2 Hours or Less From Chicago

Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries 2 Hours or Less From Chicago

Photos courtesy of the California Strawberry Commission.

Shiny, red, sweet strawberries are one of nature’s most delightful treats. They pack a nutritional punch, too, making them the perfect pick for an early summer snack. “One cup of strawberries brings great flavor and amazing health benefits,” says Carolyn O’Donnell of the California Strawberry Commission. “Only 50 calories and low in sugar, eating eight

How YWCA Evanston/North Shore is Helping Women Take Control of Their Finances

How YWCA Evanston/North Shore is Empowering Women Through Financial Literacy and Independence

A couple years ago, Suanne Rayner found herself in a position of financial disarray. She did not know how to budget her money and was in a downward spiral of crushing debt. Her situation is not unique. According to a Prudential survey, women on average are lagging behind their male counterparts in saving for retirement

15 of the Best New Burgers in Chicago, 2018 Edition

May is National Hamburger Month, and that’s as good a reason as any to survey the best new burgers on the Chicago restaurant scene. Not to worry if you’re not carnivorous, as I’ve thoughtfully included some vegetarian (and even vegan!) options as well. I’m stressing “new” burgers because I think by now we are all well

Steppenwolf’s 2018 Gala Raises $1.3 Million for Young Adult Programing

Better Makers: Kelsey Grammer, Rainn Wilson and Chris Rock Help Raise $1.3 Million at Steppenwolf 2018 Gala
By Emily Stone

Chicago restaurants: Danielle and Thai Dang of HaiSous and Cà Phê Dá

5 of Chicago’s Coolest Food Couples
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8 of the Best Books About War

8 of the Best Books About War Everyone Should Read
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Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver Talks Fitness, Family and Her Quest to Cure Alzheimer’s
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7 Recipes to Shake Up Your Memorial Day Barbecue

7 Recipes to Shake Up Your Memorial Day Barbecue
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11 Must-See Summer Movies

11 Must-See Summer Movies to Watch in 2018
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Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries 2 Hours or Less From Chicago

Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries 2 Hours or Less From Chicago
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How YWCA Evanston/North Shore is Empowering Women Through Financial Literacy and Independence

How YWCA Evanston/North Shore is Helping Women Take Control of Their Finances
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15 of the Best New Burgers in Chicago, 2018 Edition
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