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‘I really need help’: Chance the Rapper takes to Twitter to find kidney for his aunt

"We have exhausted all options and have been wait listed for years," the Chicago musician writes.

Will ‘Game of Thrones’ books end like series? ‘Yes and no,’ author George R.R. Martin says

Writer not giving away secrets but says he’ll give readers an ending for characters who "never made it onto the screen at all, and others who died in the show but still live in the books."

Horoscope for Friday, May 24, 2019

The ‘Beauty’ of Edouard Manet’s later work showcased in new Art Institute exhibit

The museum’s first exhibition on the artist in more than 50 years is centered around the overlooked 1881 masterpiece "Jeanne (Spring)."

It’s Red Nose Day — A fabulously funny way to help serious causes

The annual event (part of a year-long initiative) will culminate tonight with three hours of special programming airing on NBC, starting at 7 p.m.

Funnyman Howie Mandel taking high cholesterol very seriously

The comedian and judge on "America’s Got Talent" wants everyone to pay attention to what he calls a "silent" illness, one that raises the risk for heart attack or stroke.

Fitness expert Stephanie Mansour offers 7 variations on lunges

Lunges are great exercises to strengthen and tone both the front and back of your legs, your glutes and improve balance.

‘All in the Family’ and ‘Jeffersons’ revival recaptures the energy of the TV classics

Marisa Tomei’s sweet Edith and Wanda Sykes’ no-nonsense Louise stand out in a knockout cast.

Dear Abby: Doctor’s staffer loves the work, hates the lousy pay

After 29 years in the office with no savings, reader is tempted to quit but fears it would create a conflict.

Horoscope for Thursday, May 23, 2019

Howard Stern memoir, Delia Owens’ ‘Crawdads’ head bestselling books list

Mainstays Michelle Obama, James Patterson are right behind them

Changing of the guard at Chicago Public Library system

Outgoing Library Commissioner Brian Bannon insists a recent report critical of staff levels isn’t why he took a top library job in New York.

In the music spotlight: X

X’s occasional forays into political territory remain potent. 1983’s "The New World" is surprisingly timeless.

Chicago summer music festival guide 2019

A look at the can’t-miss music events in Chicago and the ‘burbs this summer.

Celebrity chef Mario Batali to face criminal charge for alleged sexual misconduct

The 58-year-old Batali recently gave up financial stakes in all his restaurants. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a charge of indecent assault and battery.

3 hot new books: Alice Marie Johnson memoir, Thomas Harris’ new psychopath, border fiction

Inspiring ‘After Life’ has a forward by Kim Kardashian West, Hannibal Lecter creator is back after 13 years, and Oscar Casares takes on immigration.

‘Brightburn’: The child from the spaceship is no Superman

The premise is intriguing, but this gruesome origin story plays like just another slasher film with idiots for victims.

Nik Wallenda, sister planning highwire walk over Times Square

The siblings will cross the tourist hotspot during a 1,300-foot (396-meter) simultaneous highwire walk 25 stories above the ground.

Rihanna launches brand Fenty in Paris store, makes history

Through her partnership with LVMH, Rihanna becomes the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house.

‘Jeopardy!’ phenom and Cubs fan James Holzhauer admits: I bet against 2016 team

Naperville native tells the Sun-Times about his wild guesses on the Daily Double and his bizarre offer from a strip club.

Talk show host Wendy Williams in Chicago to launch new charity at Snacks & Sweets Expo

It was Williams’ first public appearance since her show’s Season 11 debut and her own life drama, including struggle with addiction, divorce, that’s made headlines in recent months.

D.L. Hughley: A stand-up stands up for Chicago

The outspoken comedian, who performs at a local club this weekend, is sick of hearing the city used "as a whipping board."

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Volta’ a breathtaking, thrills-a-minute, heartwarming tale

Let’s simply say that "Volta" is one of the best Cirque shows in their repertoire.

Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels

The charges pile on top of previous allegations of legal misconduct by Avenatti.

Amy Schumer mom-shamed for returning to work 14 days after son’s birth

The comedian announced her return to the stage on Instagram just two weeks after giving birth to son Gene, her first child with husband Chris Fischer.

Natalie Portman calls Moby an ‘older man being creepy,’ denies relationship rumors

In his new memoir, "Then It Fell Apart," Moby claims that he and Portman briefly dated in 1999 when he was 33 and she was 20.

Bodybuilding brothers say Jussie Smollett’s lawyers are ducking them

A lawyer for the Osundairos want the lawsuit served by a U.S. marshal or deputy marshal.

‘Aladdin’: Will Smith’s blue Genie is pretty cool, once you get to know him

In Guy Ritchie’s shining, shimmering live-action update, the new princess and ‘street rat’ make a winning pair, and even the magic carpet has its moments.

The Sip — Floral-infused cocktails are blooming at Machine: Engineered Dining & Drink

"You can only taste sweet, sour, salty, umami and bitter, but your nose is where you get all the intricacies of flavor."

Dear Abby: Man flirts online, tells his girlfriend it’s just for fun

He informs these strangers that they’re beautiful and lies that he’s living alone and is looking for a partner.

Horoscope for Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Quentin Tarantino unveils his strut through the ’60s at Cannes

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ enlists Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and plenty of parody to evoke a tipping point in Los Angeles and showbiz.