The Adler Planetarium Women’s Board’s hosted “Starry Night,” the 2014 Celestial Ball, at the Planetarium in Chicago on Sept. 13.
Oct. 24 3:23 p.m. |
Oak Park-River Forest High School student Miles Blim blew director Michael Weber away when he auditioned for the role of Sweeney Todd's assistant in Porchlight Theatre's production.
Oct. 24 2:12 p.m. |
Jen Lancaster has built a career on reinventing herself. In “Such a Pretty Fat,” she tackled weight loss. In “My Fair Lazy,” she sought high culture. In “The Tao of Martha,” she lived a life informed by Martha Stewart.
In recent years, Lancaster has also reinvented herself as a novelist, most recently with the sibling rivalry of “Twisted Sisters” and time-traveling delirium of “Here I Go Again.”
Below is an excerpt of our wide-ranging conversation, which included musings on regret, “Twilight,” her bucket list and why she’ll never write a sex scene.
You can listen to the entire interview on our podcast “The Big Questions,” available on iTunes, SoundCloud and YouTube.
Oct. 23 10:07 a.m. |
Robert K. Elder
A neon spotlight helped shed light on Domestic Violence Action month during the Stand Tall with Sarah’s Inn benefit on Oct. 18. A crowd of...
Oct. 22 5:39 p.m. |
Karie Angell Luc
The Oak Park Area Association of Realtors is holding a self-defense class Oct. 23 at the Oak Park library in reaction to an Arkansas Realtor's murder.
Oct. 22 11:43 a.m. |
In honor of the new season of “The Walking Dead,” we asked Evanston resident Jay Bonansinga, author of a best-selling series of novels based on the show, to share his views on all things zombie.
Oct. 21 10:21 a.m. |
Pioneer Press Staff
Marissa Kolsen’s foundation, Hope For Children, strives to bring encouragement, love and cheer to children with cancer, and assists their families as they deal with extensive treatments.
Oct. 17 8 a.m. |
West Suburban Special Recreation Foundation celebrated its annual Fallin’ For Our Stars benefit on Sept. 19.
Oct. 14 11:38 a.m. |
Jerry and Sandy Manne of River Forest recently received one of the highest honors from the Chicago Zoological Society: the Corwith Hamill Lifetime Achievement Conservation Award.
Oct. 13 4:05 p.m. |