Arts & Entertainment

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Sweet, sweet corn photo

As high as an elephant’s eye

Ten TV episodes that raised the bar (mitzvah) photo

Perhaps no facet of Jewish life has been depicted on television more than the bar mitzvah.

Then She Woke Up photo

Glencoe Jewish journalist reflects on life’s big questions in her new work of fiction


Explore new Jewish artistic ventures in Chicago this summer in this compilation.


Orringer lays out the story of a complicated man, a Harvard-educated WASP and journalist by profession, whose earlier life was hardly predictive of his mission in war-torn Europe, which he had come to see as a moral imperative.

Fitness at 40 and beyond photo

I still train hard in my 40s, but as I’ve gotten older my focus has shifted from pounding weights to more band and body weight exercises, balance training, recovery, and cardio.

turi ryder

Ryder has been entertaining and informing radio audiences on rock, country, and talk radio stations for 30-plus years.

frankel veggies

Many home cooks view vegetables as a side dish and often as an afterthought, but I think summer is the perfect time to lighten up meals and go full-on veggie.

grant park orchestra

Here is a closer look at events "with a Jewish twist" planned for both the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park and the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago's Millennium Park.

farmers market

Thinking in bulk and other tips for making the most of your next trip to the market.

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