| Aug 12, 2011
| 7:51 AM
When the new $46 million Goodman Theatre opened its doors on Dec. 11, 2000, with the inaugural performance of August Wilson's "King Hedley II," the Loop was beset by a blizzard. Ever cognizant of the political perils of Chicago snowstorms, Mayor Richard...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:38 PM
LOS CABOS, Mexico — "Cabo" generally is thought of as one destination at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, but in truth, there is no single "Cabo."
What sits at the rocky, sun-baked meeting of the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:38 PM
LOS CABOS, Mexico — Much of what you need to know about Cabo San Lucas happens during the first weekend of October.
It's Sammy Hagar's birthday.
Yes, that Sammy Hagar, the second-best singer Van Halen ever had and the rock 'n' roll wordsmith...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:31 PM
It's officially spring. We're deep into pothole season, which, like other holiday seasons, seems to grow longer every year. This pothole season could be the longest yet. Potholes are out of control. The Chicago Department of Transportation said last month...
| Sep 22, 2013
With the Chrysler Museum closed for the construction of a $24 million dollar addition and renovation project until next spring, Hampton Roads has lost one of its most biggest and most reliable contributors to the fall visual arts season.
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Grammy Award-winning musicologist Art Rosenbaum knows a good thing when he hears it.
Yet in addition to the finely tuned ear with which he earned an award for best historical album in 2008, the University of Georgia professor has such a keen eye that...
| Dec 22, 2012
Few people imagined where it all might lead when the newly organized Peninsula Glass Guild staged its first juried exhibition at the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center in Hampton 25 years ago.
Little distinguished the creations of these mostly home-grown and...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Charleston artist Mary Whyte wasn't thinking much about the direction of her work when she began painting a well-to-do South Carolina banker in 2007.
But by the time she'd finished, she'd shifted her focus from producing a likeness of one of the South's...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 5:29 PM
Most people furnish their homes with comfort and utility in mind and give only a passing nod to matters of style and design.
Though some may pay close attention to color, material and shape, they seldom press much beyond these elementary concerns —...
| Jan 14, 2014
France is always working to show off its rich heritage in innovative ways. You'll see some impressive changes this year.
The big news in Paris is that the extensive, multi-year makeover of the Picasso Museum is nearing completion. The museum, which...
| Feb 18, 2014
Lately, I've really been enjoying what I consider to be the "second cities" of Europe, such as Naples in Italy, Marseille in France and Hamburg in Germany. These places often have a rough, Industrial Age heritage and a rust-belt vibe that keeps them...