| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:54 AM
Despite the so-so economy, attendance at Chicago's museums and zoos, held steady last year.
Overall attendance at 14 area institutions was 14.4 million, virtually identical to the 2010 totals, according to the group Museums Work for Chicago.
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:45 PM
If Paul Revere had wielded a laptop instead of a lantern — cut us some slack on the historical improbability here, OK? — he would have understood Wael Ghonim.
Ghonim is the man who used social media to move his homeland of Egypt a few long...
| Feb 1, 2012
"Social media" sounds a bit trivial, doesn't it? The phrase is redolent of casual Fridays, yoga class, after-work drinks, brunch . . . all things "social" and partyesque.
Then along comes Wael Ghonim, who used the very same tools that most of us tap to...
| Sep 27, 2012
Politics is by nature a brutalizing business. It is a business of ambition and lies. Stay around it too long, and your heart becomes coarsened. It thickens and gets numb.
It happens to cops, from years of listening to predators rationalizing why they did...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Architecture is an optimistic discipline: Nobody builds without believing in the future. In the new show "Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects" at the Art Institute of Chicago, architect Jeanne Gang and her crew take hope to a whole new level.
| Aug 24, 2012
| 11:09 AM
Bertrand Goldberg did not believe in preservation. He said so. If he were still here we would be having a disagreement. Goldberg was, of course, the architect of the original Prentice Hospital as well as the much-loved Marina City; he died in 1997.
| Jan 29, 2012
Every winter, widespread chemical dumping leaves Chicago streets covered in sodium chloride. Here are 10 facts you don't have to take with a grain of salt:
1. Salt has seasoned English in many ways. Because Romans put salt or brine on their vegetables,...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 5:32 AM
Just a year and change since the protests that marked the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, Wael Ghonim was in Chicago this weekend for a conversation about his new book, Revolution 2.0, and questions about social activism.
He spoke with the Tribune&...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 11:49 AM
The 10th Annual ArtFutura will be held Thursday May 31, 2012 at in the Ryan Family Atrium of Northwestern's Lurie Center (303 E. Superior) just two blocks from Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibit, a juried art exhibition benefitting the...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel opened the door Thursday to compensating businesses affected by security restrictions during the May G-8 and NATO summits, but the mayor's office and the city's host committee later said there are no such plans.
The confusion came as...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:05 AM
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will celebrate its 35th anniversary this fall with its first-ever full-length production, an original work by resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, inspired by another local treasure, Marc Chagall's "America Windows."