HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Where: Lookingglass Theatre Company, Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. When: through Aug. 4 Tickets: $45 to $86 Phone: 312-337-0665 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic In a program interview for the world premiere of “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,” writer and director David Catlin is asked what makes the story right for his […]
By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic Julia Myra Hess (1890-1965) was an English pianist born in London. She is most famous for creating a series of concerts during WWII. The German Blitz caused concert halls to be blacked out in London at night, so she organized lunchtime concerts at the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. […]
The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) reported the following incidents between July 8 and July 14. HERALD STAFF REPORT On Friday, July 12, at 9:55 a.m., UCPD officers arrests a suspect at 970 E. 58th St., the location of the University of Chicago Bookstore, for stealing merchandise. On July 12 at 10:50 p.m., three […]
Former President Obama surprised a group of students who were at the Obama Foundation offices, 5235 S. Harper Court, for a meeting of the Obama Youth Jobs Corps, a year-long workforce readiness training and internship program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors on the South Side. He listened to students discuss their experiences with […]
Dr. Harrison Janecek (left) holds her 5-month-old puppy Frookie and she and her daughter Little M. Harrison Janecek wait for the movie “Isle of Dogs” to start on Monday evening at Harold Washington Park, 5300 E. Hyde park Blvd.
By AARON GETTINGER Staff writer The National Weather Service is projecting high temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s from Thursday through Sunday as a high pressure system settles over the area. “The upcoming heat wave is the result of an expanding dome of hot air that normally positions itself over the Rocky Mountains and western […]
By AARON GETTINGER Staff writer The scope of outside real estate investment into Woodlawn detailed in a Herald special report came as a surprise to Ald. Jeanette Taylor (20th), who represents most of the neighborhood on City Council. “I haven’t signed off on anything. It didn’t happen on my watch,” she said in a recent […]
By SAMANTHA SMYLIE Staff writer 57th Street Books, located at 1301 E. 57th St., won the prestigious WNBA Pannell Award for excellence in children’s bookselling at BookExpo America. The WNBA Pannell Award recognizes bookstores that nurture a love for reading and books among children and young adults. The award jury selected 57th Street Books for […]
By AARON GETTINGER Staff writer Shakespeare is coming to Nichols Park this month as the Hyde Park Community Players will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the Bard’s comedy of lovers and fairies beginning on Friday, July 19. “Shakespeare presents us with a completely knotted human situation at the beginning,” said director and Community Players founder […]
Sam Ozik steadies her 4-year-old daughter, Juniper, as she practices riding her bike in Nichols Park on Thursday afternoon.