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Sam & Gertie’s offers a variety of bagels, including “mish mosh,” plain, everything and poppy seed bagels, which are also gluten-free.

Review: The one-of-a-kind vegan, Jewish deli you knead

January 23, 2020

Inside Sam & Gertie's, snug seating arrangements prompt most customers to opt for take-out rather than dine-in, as the slightly too loud '60s and '70s music rings throughout the cozy deli. Rows of...

The contradictions of Warhol: more than pop and color

January 22, 2020

A vibrant painting of Marilyn Monroe, a red and green painting of an electric chair and a floor-to-ceiling painting of Mao Tse Tung––these are only a few pieces from Andy Warhol’s collection...

Weiner Circle, 2622 N. Clark St., is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.

The Chronicle’s 2020 restaurant guide to Chicago

January 22, 2020

Before you walk into fine-dining establishments and spend $40 to $50 on a single plate as a part of Chicago Restaurant Week, consider walking into these casual eateries instead. In most of these hot spots...

Q&A: The nicest ‘Mean Girl’ there is, Mariah Rose Faith as Regina George

January 20, 2020

Revisiting the land of misfit cliques known as high school, “Mean Girls” the musical reminded us that in “Girl World,” the limit does not exist with how “fetch” and satirically difficult it is to...

Guitarist and vocalist for Divino Nino Camilo Medina.

Review: A tropical vacation in January: Divino Niño holds sold-out show

January 16, 2020

With a flowery tune that ignites the swaying of hips, bass riffs that ring out and the fast-paced thumping of two-headed bongos, a Divino Niño show is like taking a tropical cruise in January. The...

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Review: Three games from 2019 pay homage to and further their genres

January 6, 2020

In the past, video game franchises tended to release games in annually. This expediency can come with loss of quality and innovation in a game, making it a cookie-cutter copy of the games that came ...

To impossible and beyond: Consumers divided on wave of plant-based substitutes at food chains

To impossible and beyond: Consumers divided on wave of plant-based substitutes at food chains

January 1, 2020

Cieara Little, a 2019 alumna of DePaul University with a master's of fine arts in cinematography, is often busy and does not have the time to prepare food to eat. Little has to pick up something q...

Critique: ‘The Santaland Diaries’ sleighs holiday humor without a sugar plum of political correctness

December 23, 2019

"The Santaland Diaries" is everything people are thinking during the holidays but does not dare to say. Sardonic and humorous, “The Santaland Diaries”—based on David Sedaris' essay by the same name...

The original building, 201 S. Ashland Ave., was established in 1885 but will be turned into an event space in 2020.

Epiphany Center for the Arts to open as ‘community hub’ in West Loop

December 18, 2019

Beams of light shone through stained glass windows of the former Church of the Epiphany as Kimberly Rachal, who studied journalism at Columbia, showcased the space made of towering dark blue organs pip...

The musical adaptation of the classic holiday film of the same name, “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas,” is returning to the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., from Dec. 10 to 15.

Dreaming of a ‘White Christmas’ at the Cadillac Palace

December 11, 2019

The Cadillac Palace Theatre is where the treetops glisten and children listen to hear “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” as part of Broadway in Chicago. The musical adaptation of the classic holi...

Whitney held performances Wednesday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 8 with completely sold-out shows at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St.

Review: Chicago is ‘Forever Turned Around’ after five Whitney sold-out shows

December 10, 2019

Chicago's indie music scene is nearly impossible to reference without the power duo Whitney coming to mind. Since 2015, Julien Ehrlich, drums and vocals, and Max Kakacek, guitar, have designed smooth,...

From 2 a.m. after-parties to 2 p.m. classes: Self-taught DJ creates own path in Chicago hip-hop

From 2 a.m. after-parties to 2 p.m. classes: Self-taught DJ creates own path in Chicago hip-hop

December 9, 2019

  When Quentin Moore was 12 years old, his mom bought him his first DJ equipment, a Numark Mixtrack Pro I when they didn’t have much money. But the moment he began to take his work seriously w...

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