Profound “Airline Highway” Premieres at Steppenwolf

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(Left to right): Carolyn Braver (Zoe) and Caroline Neff (Krista) in Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s production of Airline Highway, a world premiere by Lisa D’Amour, directed by Joe Mantello.

In the abandoned parking lot of the once luxurious Hummingbird Motel, a community of misfits gathers to celebrate the life of Miss Ruby, their elderly and beloved matriarch. So begins “Airline Highway,” a profound and tumultuous play written by Lisa D’Amour and premiering at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Named after Louisiana’s real Airline Highway, a

5 Ways to Create Modern Dining Room Seating

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The dining room just might be the last vestige of matchy-matchy design. While the rest of the home is an inspired oasis of creative choices and deft period-mixing, the dining room often remains stiff with formality; a staid lineup of side chairs. If the most exciting thing to happen to your dining room is captain’s

How Parents Can Handle Bullying in a Digital World

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Pop culture portrays bullying as a dichotomy between bullies and victims, hashed out on school grounds and settled with an after-school special convenience (think “Glee,” “Mean Girls,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”). In real-life high schools, instances of bullying aren’t as clear-cut as they appear on screen. For today’s youth, bullying behavior isn’t confined to schoolyards

8 Hot Date Ideas for Cold Winter Nights

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Winter is the perfect season to cozy up to your special someone. After the hustle bustle of the holidays, resolve to bring date night back. You don’t have to spend a mint to enjoy some alone time outside of the house. Here are our top steals—along with a few splurges—for making the most of a

Deep Dish Food News: December 24

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Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, the Chicago restaurant scene continues to heat up. So even if Santa doesn’t bring you what you want, a great meal or food experience is just around the corner. Recently Opened On the North Shore, we welcome the Ten Mile House (1700 Central St., Evanston, 847-905-0669) in Evanston (read

NUSH Style Under the Stars: Vote for Your Favorite Designer Decor Styles

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Guests indulged in elegant holiday décor and some of the latest fashion trends at The Winnetka Board of Northwestern University Settlement House’s Nov. 12 fundraiser Style Under the Stars. The event raised more than $92,000 for NUSH, which provides Chicago’s West Town community members with educational and social services as well as art programs. NUSH has been making

Say Aloha to Spring Break in Hawaii

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They say Maui is for lovers, but it can also be a luxurious getaway for family and friends. While there’s plenty of romance on this island, fresh food and fun times can be had by all. Where to Stay The newly opened Montage Kapalua Bay is an oceanfront paradise. Each residential-style suite has a full

4 Ways to Teach Kids About Philanthropy

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The question “How do your parents support organizations or causes?” was posed to children ages 17 and under in a 2010 survey by The Mint. Nearly 65 percent of the participants answered, “I don’t know.” Don’t let your children fall into that 65 percent. With the holidays and New Year approaching, you will be spending

27 Reasons to Step Out at First Night Evanston This New Year’s Eve

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It's all hands on with Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues at the 2013 First Night Evanston. They'll be returning this New Year's Eve as one of 27 live performances. Photo: Mike Kelly

Following last year’s exciting return of First Night Evanston, this New Year’s Eve event will feature Chévere de Chicago with Grammy Award winner Howard Levy on harmonica and piano, which sold out two shows in 2013; and Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues, which had the audience dancing in the aisles. Virtuoso jazz violinist and MacArthur genius

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