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December book-to-movie reads: 'Lion,' 'Hidden Figures' and more

The snow's not quite falling yet, but it won't be long. Ready to cozy up by the fire (or the heating vent/radiator/space heater, you do you) with a good book as the flakes fly? Us, too. Start with these stories, then venture into the cold long enough to see them on screen later this month.  "Lion,"...

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  • Performance of 'Hamilton' in Chicago disrupted

    Performance of 'Hamilton' in Chicago disrupted

    An audience disruption took place at the Saturday evening production of "Hamilton" at the PrivateBank Theatre in downtown Chicago. According to audience member Brea Hayes of Batavia, who was at the performance, an audience member seated in the front of the balcony shouted profanities and election-related...

  • First-ever Chicago Podcast Festival kicks off Thursday

    First-ever Chicago Podcast Festival kicks off Thursday

    Whether on the train, at work or anywhere else, listening to a podcast is traditionally an experience of intimacy, a quiet period between a single person and their headphones. But Jonathan Pitts and Tyler Greene—the Chicagoans behind the first-ever Chicago Podcast Festival, which launches Thursday—intend...

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