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  • Family holds first 'photo exhibit' showing rare King Ganaway works

    Family holds first 'photo exhibit' showing rare King Ganaway works
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — In this mid-South city of more than 100,000 people, which was the scene of one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles, a group of about 30 people gathered to celebrate the art of a pioneering African-American photographer who grew up here in the late 19th century.
  • Happy birthday, Chicago!

    Happy birthday, Chicago!
    Happy 178th birthday, Chicago! Wednesday marks 178 years since the city was incorporated in 1837. Here are a few reasons why after 178 years, the Second City is second to none. • With SNL poaching our talent, it's no wonder Chicago has been...

    Decorative duck decoys on display in West Dundee

    Decorative duck decoys on display in West Dundee
    For Harold Haertel, woodcarving began as a hobby. Born in 1904, the East Dundee resident began making decoys as a boy to use for hunting along the river. "Then he got into making decorative birds," Tom Haertel said of his father, who passed away in...

    REVIEW: 'This Is Modern Art' at Steppenwolf Theatre

    REVIEW: 'This Is Modern Art' at Steppenwolf Theatre
    Is graffiti a legitimate artistic expression accessible to the otherwise excluded, or criminal vandalism that is the scourge of a great city? Good question. Alas, not one that the Steppenwolf Theatre Company is asking its young audiences. Who has...

    Northwestern professor has Spock collection that's out of this world

    Northwestern professor has Spock collection that's out of this world
    There's a bit of a point to David Tolchinsky's left ear. He can part his fingers in classic Spock style, a feat he said he's never had to practice. "It comes naturally," he trumpeted. Add to the list that Tolchinsky was a shy kid who never quite...