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  • U.S. women's gymnastics team flips over Broadway's 'Hamilton'

    U.S. women's gymnastics team flips over Broadway's 'Hamilton'

    How do you follow winning Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics? How about a chance to see "Hamilton" on Broadway? The Tony Award-winning smash musical on Tuesday night welcomed the U.S. women's gymnastics team — Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez — who gave...

  • Michael Phelps to appear on tonight's 'America's Got Talent'

    Michael Phelps to appear on tonight's 'America's Got Talent'

    While he likely won't be displaying his aquatic aptitude, Phelps will appear on Wednesday's results show, host Nick Cannon announced during Tuesday's airing.

  • 6 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

    6 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

    Chicago Musical Improv Festival, a showcase featuring employees of Chicago Public Schools and more.

  • What we learned: Bears will be short-handed Saturday at Soldier Field

    What we learned: Bears will be short-handed Saturday at Soldier Field

    The Bears returned to practice Tuesday morning and began preparing for Saturday's exhibition against the Kansas City Chiefs on a schedule similar to what they use in the regular season. Here are three things we learned at Halas Hall: The Bears will be short-handed for the third exhibition game ...

  • Illinois minor leaguer sends grand slam into own truck windshield

    Illinois minor leaguer sends grand slam into own truck windshield

    A minor league baseball player in southern Illinois hit a grand slam only to find the ball smashed the windshield of his own truck. The Gateway Grizzlies of Sauget, Ill., say Brandon Thomas hit the homer during Sunday's game against the Joliet Slammers. The 25-year-old outfielder sent the ball...

  • Arya Stark wants us all to freak out about 'Game of Thrones' season seven

    Arya Stark wants us all to freak out about 'Game of Thrones' season seven

    The last time we saw Arya Stark, she was baking Walder Frey's sons into pies and slitting his neck, proof enough that a girl does not fu*k around and has a knack for torture.  And now, the real-life Arya, actress Maisie Williams, is really driving that point home, warning us all about the upcoming...

  • Eddie Vedder climbs into Dennis Rodman's arms at Wrigley Field concert

    Eddie Vedder climbs into Dennis Rodman's arms at Wrigley Field concert

    Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has all of his Chicago sports bases covered. As the band performed "Black, Red, Yellow" Monday at Wrigley Field, former Bulls forward Dennis Rodman hopped on stage wearing his "91" jersey. "This is DRod calling. Guess what, brother? I'm looking for you and the boys...,"...

  • MLB announces postseason schedule

    MLB announces postseason schedule

    Major League Baseball on Tuesday announced its postseason schedule, with the World Series beginning Oct. 25 at the American League ballpark. National League home dates for the World Series, Games 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary), are scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 28, 29 and 30. If the Series continues,...

  • A look inside Ben Zobrist's Wrigleyville home

    A look inside Ben Zobrist's Wrigleyville home

    The daily commute is the curse of the working class, and there’s only one cure (other than quitting your job): live close to where you work. When Ben Zobrist signed a 4-year, $56 million deal with the Cubs in the offseason, he and his family decided to make their new home near Wrigley Field. Zobrist...

  • Justin Bartha, Alex Ross Perry and Jeff Baena on 'Joshy'

    Justin Bartha, Alex Ross Perry and Jeff Baena on 'Joshy'

    It’s rare that you sit down for an interview about a movie and speak with a cast member who’s not actually in it. “Yeah, I was cut out of the movie,” Justin Bartha (“The Hangover”) says at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival of his absence from “Joshy.” “But the contract said I did press anyway so...

  • When you sit down at a table with Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate, Brett Gelman and Lauren Weedman

    When you sit down at a table with Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate, Brett Gelman and Lauren Weedman

    In “Joshy,” the title character (Thomas Middleditch of “Silicon Valley,” a former Chicagoan during his time at Second City and iO) attempts to cope with the loss of his fiancée by taking what would have been his bachelor party weekend to just hang with his friends Eric (Nick Kroll), Ari (Adam Pally)...

  • Adam Pally and Thomas Middleditch on Chicago, friendship and bachelor parties

    Adam Pally and Thomas Middleditch on Chicago, friendship and bachelor parties

    When Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”) committed to long-form improv performing at Second City and iO in Chicago, he calls it his “comedy college,” also meeting then-studying, now-famous comedians like TJ Miller, Kumail Nanjiani and Pete Holmes. When Adam Pally (“Happy Endings”) lived in north...

  • Adam Pally, Nick Kroll and more on the 'Joshy' red carpet

    Adam Pally, Nick Kroll and more on the 'Joshy' red carpet

    I spoke with some of the stars of “Joshy” (in which Thomas Middleditch’s character deals with the loss of fiancée by hanging with his friends during what would have been his bachelor party) on the red carpet at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. See those interviews below, and click here for longer,...

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