How Cubs can beat Dodgers in Game 5 of NLCS

Here are five things the Cubs need to do to beat the Dodgers Thursday night in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field (7:08 p.m., TBS). 1. Get back to Bryzzness The heart of the Cubs batting order could use a defibrillator. Kris Bryant and Anthony …

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Joffrey Ballet sets aside its modern lines and embraces ‘Giselle’

It’s a classic, but not classical. “Giselle” premiered in Paris in 1841, created for the ballerina Carlotta Grisi by choreographers Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot and set to a magnificent score by Adolphe Adam. Considered today as epitomizing the height of ballet’s Romantic period, classical king Marius Petipa restaged the …

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A guide to eating your way through Chicago’s West Side

While North and South Siders duke it out for Chicago supremacy, West Siders have quietly gone about their business. They don’t need to assert anything because they’re too busy enjoying a wealth of culinary offerings their warring counterparts don’t even know about. The Westsiders would probably like to keep it …

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NLCS Game 5 pitching matchup: Clayton Kershaw vs. Jose Quintana

Pitching matchup for Game 5 of the National League Championship Series between the Cubs and the Dodgers. Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw Clayton Kershaw was hoping he wouldn’t have to pitch Thursday. The Cubs are hoping history repeats itself from the last time they faced the Dodgers left-hander for the second time …

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