The World’s Most Trafficked Animal

Ever heard of a pangolin? Neither had much of the staff at Brookfield Zoo – at least until last year, when it acquired 13 of the animals.

Jacques Pépin and Julia Child, c. 1980s. Photo: Courtesy Jacques Pépin

From the Archive: Julia Child

In a 1978 interview on WTTW, Julia Child discusses food snobs, nutrition freaks, and children in the kitchen. Cooking is not just an "art for the we happy few."

Kitchen Explorers

"Memories of strawberry oat bars bring distinctive memories of my old childhood neighborhood. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!"

Sheraton in Prague

Czech out Prague

Discover why Prague is called one of the most magical and beautiful cities in the world. Enter the Great Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes today!


Illinois House Once Again Backs Elected Chicago School Board

Chicago Tonight

House legislation calling for an elected Chicago Board of Education has once again passed with strong bipartisan support, but the bill may still have a difficult road ahead.

Tips for Terrific Tomatoes, from Soil Prep to Staking

Chicago Tonight

Plump, sun-ripened tomatoes are indisputably the crown jewel of home vegetable gardens, and a successful tomato crop means giving them the best start possible.

Michael McDonald Talks Solo Career, Collaboration

Chicago Tonight

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter talks about his solo career and his work with the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan.

Behind-the-Scenes, Previews, Recaps, Local History & More

From the Archive: A Review of 'Return of the Jedi'


40 years ago today, the first Star Wars movie was released.

Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution


On Friday, May 26 at 10:00 pm, enjoy an American Masters film about Alice Waters, preceded by the premiere of Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft at 9:00 pm.

"Confrontation and Chaos": Frontline's Michael Kirk on 'Bannon's War'


“I think Trump really likes the internal struggle between all of his people,” veteran Frontline producer Michael Kirk says.

Food & Dining


Check, Please!

Browntrout provides a tasty selection of locally sourced and sustainable foods. An ever changing seasonal menu, expect something delicious and fresh every time.

Duck n’ Roll (closed)

Check, Please!

Stop, don’t drop, but definitely roll into this Asian inspired food truck, DucknRoll!

Pub Royale

Check, Please!

A pub with a large selection of beers on tap. Their Anglo-Indian fare is a mix of old favorites with new and exciting dishes.


Soundstage: Michael McDonald

Thursday, May 25, 2017

From Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers to a successful solo career, Michael McDonald has captivated audiences for decades. Michael McDonald has been awarded an impressive five Grammys® as an artist and songwriter. McDonald has triumphed from his music, with a remarkable voice and a body of well-crafted songs. Join McDonald for this special live performance as he plays classic hits, as well as songs from his newest album, on Soundstage!

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