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  • All the kitchen's a stage: Why Chicago breeds great restaurants and theater companies

    All the kitchen's a stage: Why Chicago breeds great restaurants and theater companies
    Over the past 25 years or so, two surging art forms have elevated cultural Chicago on the global stage: theater and fine dining. Is this coincidence or correlation? I mean no disrespect to dancers, musicians or rockers, nor architects, painters, poets...
  • Stephen Sondheim: In his own words, on his own words

    Stephen Sondheim: In his own words, on his own words
    NEW YORK -- At the top of "Look, I Made a Hat," the second half of his exhaustively detailed two-volume set of collected lyrics to such incomparable musicals as "Gypsy" and "Follies," Stephen Sondheim addresses some of the complaints about the first book,...
  • This fall, a Black Ensemble Theater transformed

     This fall, a Black Ensemble Theater transformed
    Jackie Taylor, the founder and artistic director of Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater, is staring at an utterly transformative fall. On Nov. 18, the $19 million new Black Ensemble Theater will open at the hitherto moribund 4450 North Clark St.,...
  • MCA show explores destruction and how it relates to creation

    MCA show explores destruction and how it relates to creation
    It's not every day you get invited to witness a museum destroy a work of art. And not just any work of art — a nearly 60-year-old piece from the Japanese master Saburo Murakami. In fact, because Murakami died in 1996, the Museum of Contemporary...
  • Paul Greenberg: What changes and what doesn't

    LITTLE ROCK -- When a retrospective of Carroll Cloar's works opened here, I asked a local art dealer how he would explain Carroll Cloar's appeal. "Appeal or success?" he wanted to know. Appeal. Success comes and goes. Like popularity. Or any other fad....
  • Suffolk offers photography showcase

     Suffolk offers photography showcase
    When the Suffolk Art Gallery staged its first juried photography exhibition in 1985, it was definitely the little kid on a block ruled by the Chrysler Museum of Art. Everybody who was anybody in Hampton Roads photography — and a lot of unknowns,...
  • Who would belong on real Lehigh Valley Mount Rushmore?

    Nominations are trickling in for my Hall of Fame of the area's most colorful characters and for the Mount Rushmore of the four greatest Hall of Famers. I have developments to report, including an expansion of the original request. More on that in a...
  • Making potholes into art

    Making potholes into art
    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...
  • 'Railroaders' at the Chicago History Museum

    'Railroaders' at the Chicago History Museum
    Roundhouse worker William London is a sight: raccoon eyes, thanks to the goggles he had been wearing; soot on his face, thanks to his job amid coal-burning trains; and a freshly lit cigarette burning in his mouth. London's is one of the striking...
  • Seniors on the Go: AARP's new website adds trip finder option

    Seniors on the Go: AARP's new website adds trip finder option
    AARP recently mounted a complete website do-over -- not just travel; everything. But travel did get some updates that you might find useful. The biggest addition is a "Trip Finder" application that makes destination suggestions based on parameters you...
  • Step inside Edward Gorey's weird, beautiful world

    Step inside Edward Gorey's weird, beautiful world
    Poor Basil. He was assaulted by bears. And Kate? She was struck by an ax. Xerxes was devoured by mice, Victor was squashed by a train, and little Neville met what may be the most painful and terrible fate of all. He died of ennui. Demented and...